What is the alternative and how is correcting it fair to men?
If I take 5 years off to do anything should I expect the same pay level as someone that worked that whole time and got 2 or 3 raises in that time? Would that be fair to other women that worked that whole time and got raises for their service?
Nepotism is lame but a merit system would still hurt women that left to raise children.
How do we make women want more overtime? And it wouldn't be fair to pay the woman that did overtime the same as the one that didn't.
How do we make women ask for more raises?
How do we make women have less anxiety?
I'd love for work to have less anxiety but so much of work compensation is based on it. That the higher you go, the more anxiety you feel and the more you are paid for dealing with it.
Women actively avoid emotions that people are compensated with money for feeling.
You tell a man that a job is high stress and he asks for more money. You tell a woman the same thing and she asks for fewer hours.