Audi caused quite the stir by promoting the wage gap myth in their misleading Super Bowl commercial, but created a Twitter firestorm when they accidentally admitted the truth the very next day!
It went like this:
Audi: Women are still paid 21% less than men. As a brand that believes in progress, we are committed to equal pay for equal work. #DriveProgress
Prepper Frog: @Audi You pay your female employees less than males? You know that’s against the law, right?
Audi: @TueborFrog When we account for all the various factors that go into pay, women at Audi are on par with their male counterparts.
Yes….Audi… Correct…That would be the answer! There is no wage gap, it is a myth and you just got owned…by yourself!
The response that started it all. Thanks Prepper Frog! << Give her a Follow!!!
You pay your female employees less than males? You know that's against the law, right?
— Prepper Frog (@TueborFrog) February 1, 2017
And the Twitter-sphere went wild!!! Take a look!
You perpetuate a false narrative then debunk that narrative moments later. You got Keynes AND Hayek running your twitter?
— Sage Naumann (@SageNaumann) February 5, 2017
lmao- and you've just dismantled the "wage gap" narrative
— Chauncey Gardiner (@kingofgeese) February 6, 2017
So I don't know who gets fired the person who wrote the tweet or the person who made the commercial.
— gab.ai/Mark-G (@gurley_mark) February 6, 2017
Audi just debunked their own tweet. Audi = BTFO. Stupid virtue signallers. Mercedes-Benz all the way!
— El Conquistador (@hellotelephone) February 4, 2017
— Chris A. Mahoney (@unashamedusa) February 6, 2017
It went on..and on…and on…
and when you account for similar variables across the entire economy, there is no pay gap. You pushed propaganda. @TueborFrog
— Wade Miller 🇺🇸✝️ (@J_Wade_Miller) February 6, 2017
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) February 4, 2017
Yes, those same factors explain 21% gender pay difference nationwide, which is why your commercial is dishonest pandering
— Jacki Vinson (@jackivinson) February 6, 2017
It really is that simple Audi! The wage gap myth numbers aren’t comparing equal work performed side by side by men vs. women. Through study after study, numerous economists have pointed out that the WHOLE THING is a GREAT BIG MYTH!
Even some organizations on the left reached similar conclusions after conducting analyses on their own. For example, in 2012, the American Association of University of Women (AAUW) published its own study on the gender pay gap between male and female college graduates one year after graduation. After controlling for some relevant factors such as occupation, college major etc., they did discover a wage gap – 6.6 cents, which is statistically insignificant and hardly an earth shattering figure.
In a 2013 Slate article, Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men wrote:
The official Bureau of Labor Department statistics show that the median earnings of full-time female workers is 77 percent of the median earnings of full-time male workers. But that is very different than “77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men.” The latter gives the impression that a man and a woman standing next to each other doing the same job for the same number of hours get paid different salaries. That’s not at all the case. “Full time” officially means 35 hours, but men work more hours than women. That’s the first problem: We could be comparing men working 40 hours to women working 35.
Got it Audi? Yeah… you did BEFORE you made the commercial now didn’t you? Friggin liars!
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