Sexist Assumptions: Alive and Well in the 21st Century

Observe the following dialogue between two of my students yesterday:

Girl:  I hate the fact that women get paid less than men for doing the same job.

Boy:  What do you mean?

Girl:  For instance, say you have two people working as nurses. The woman will only make 80% of what the man makes.

Boy:  Wait…  You mean DOCTORS and nurses?

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