Reply To: Equal Pay for Women and Quotas


Sorry for reviving an old post!

I’ve observed that some ‘industry leading’ large companies are vowing to help ‘close the gender pay gap’, while also instituting affirmative action hiring practices/quotas to ensure a specific, high % hiring of women (as well as minorities).

Combining ‘equal pay’ as well as affirmative action hiring? I understand the effects that occur when one or the other is implemented, but the two together are causing me some confusion (effects aside from screwing over the white male labor pool).
Any ideas as to why they are pushing to do this? Political favor? Good PR? Shameless masochism?