"Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?" - Proverbs 27:4
The California government just passed a bill requiring equal pay for women in a way that was intentionally designed to make finding out relative pay easier along with litigating over that differential. Yes, the women of California are oppressed!
What has me baffled about this bill is that it refers to the "opposite sex". If there were an even number of genders, then they could be divided up into pairs of "opposite sex", but the official number is 51, so I am not sure how this works, unless opposites now come in 3's and there are 17 sets of them, which wouldn't surprise me since it now takes 3 to produce a child here in California. According to my older, simplistic strategizing, however, if another man is earning more than I am, I can just change my gender to female and then file a lawsuit. What I am wondering is if a male can file a discrimination suit if the females earn more than him, such as for a waiter at a Hooter's restaurant. Happily we can be confident that the lawyers will work hard to earn their gender neutral pay as they diligently litigate out all the nuances to this bill.