argument top image

Should women vote for Trump or Biden? Show more Show less
Back to question

Gender inequality underpins many problems which disproportionately affect women and girls. The include domestic and sexual violence, gender-related pay gaps, lack of access to education, and inadequate healthcare. How the Presidential candidates approach this could swing the female vote. So, should women vote for Trump or Biden?

Women should vote for Biden Show more Show less

Joe Biden has been a consistent supporter of women's rights and will structure his administration to ensure women's issues remain at the forefront of US policy.
< (2 of 2)

Biden will make gender-related wage gaps transparent

< (4 of 6) Next argument >

The Argument

For every dollar a man makes, the average woman makes 82 cents[1] — with Black women earning 62 cents, Native women earning 57 cents, and Latinas earning 54 cents. For a woman who works full time, year round, that’s a gap of more than $10,000 annually. The gender wage gap starts when women first start working and continues into retirement[2], no matter the woman’s education level or occupation. It can exacerbate other biases, with a greater impact on women of color, transgender women, women with disabilities, and immigrant women. The Democratic Administration required medium and large employers to collect and disclose compensation information by race, gender, and ethnicity[3] to the federal government. This would provide better insight into pay disparities. The Trump Administration has announced its intent to stop collecting pay data for future years.[4] Biden believes improving pay transparency is essential to ending the gender pay gap and will enforce this as President.

Counter arguments

Premises

Rejecting the premises

References

  1. https://nwlc.org/resources/wage-gap-state-state/
  2. https://nwlc-ciw49tixgw5lbab.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/The-Wage-Gap-Who-How-Why-and-What-to-Do-2019.pdf
  3. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/29/fact-sheet-new-steps-advance-equal-pay-seventh-anniversary-lilly
  4. https://src.bna.com/Mrp
This page was last edited on Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 07:17 UTC

Explore related arguments