Women determine their own fate!

First of all, thanks to everyone for the very wide spread and somewhat ‘heated’ discussion we have in our blog now.

However, refering to the interview of Mrs. Schröder I would like to pick up on one of her statements: “Many Women like to study German phiology and human science, man on the other hand electrical engineering – and this simply has consequences in terms of salary. We can not forbid companies to pay electrical engineerings better than germanists”.

This is a crucial realization. It is true that companies will pay an engineer better than a germanist:   Lohnspiegel Top Ten. So Mrs. Schröder is right in stating that the choice of the study subject is significant to future income rates.

Nevertheless, what Mrs. Schroeder does not mention is the difference of salary rate if you consider the same profession for a female and male in comparison. This only is of importance in considering a ‘gender gap’ in our society today. If you look at the given statistic above you will find evidence for this.

Therefore, it is very descent of Mrs. Schröder and Ms. Poleschner to point out that women determine their one fate and do not need a quota. I am sure some women working in the economy would beg a differ.

It has to be stated that women politicians of this kind only do one party any good: Their Male Counterparts. (Please look who is exceedingly clapping in the video of Mrs. Poleschner)

Thank you!

3 Responses to “Women determine their own fate!”
  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for that, Thomas!
    “women politicians of this kind only do one party any good: Their Male Counterparts.” I haven’t thought that way yet and you might be very right – well, hopefully not…

  2. diiasg says:

    This is a great post. It reminded me of this post:
    by Mary.

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