Recently, a male friend of mine got a new job. He’s getting paid a good salary, and he didn’t even need to negotiate for it. But while talking to one of his new female coworkers (who has been working there longer, has more experience, and is older than him), he found out that he’s making substantially more than her.
When he told me about this, I was outraged. It’s upsetting to see such blatant sexism at work, but unfortunately, it’s not uncommon.