The PJ Tatler

NPR: Women Don't Ask For Enough Money

Hey, they said it.

She started to talk to other women and to examine her own behavior. All the women she spoke to said they hated advocating for themselves at work. But they had no trouble speaking up for colleagues.

So Amanatullah, now an assistant professor of management at the University of Texas, devised an experiment. In a simulation, she had men and women negotiate a starting salary for themselves. Then she had them negotiate on behalf of someone else.

When the women negotiated for themselves, they asked for an average of $7,000 less than the men. But when they negotiated on behalf of a friend, they asked for just as much money as the men.

I can almost script a leftist response to this. They’ll say a woman shouldn’t have to ask, it should be offered and there will be the perfunctory “blah, blah” about “fairness”, which doesn’t exist anywhere in the real world.

To which I will reply, “So you agree we shouldn’t give any tax dollars to a misogynistic organization like NPR, right?”

And then I will watch them twitch for a few minutes.