What exacerbates this problem, is that (at least in Los Estados Unidos)
the politicians pushing for gender equal pay (and minimum wage increases) do not walk the walk.
A good example would be then the then government controlled General Motors changed from an "Obama Appointed" man with no previous industry experience to a lady who came up through the ranks of GM. This lady had a good nuts an bolts understanding of GM, and was paid far less than the male political hack. This is just one of many examples.
If you surrender a civilization to avoid social disapproval, you should know that all of history will curse you for your cowardliness - Alice Teller
If John of Patmos would browse the internet today for half an hour, I don't know if the Book of Revelations would be entirely different or entirely the same.