While many people are taking to social media to voice their support for action on wage inequality, some took to Twitter to debunk the so-called “myth” and “joke” that is the pay gap.
“#EqualPayDay what a joke. Women get paid the same as men and there is so much evidence to prove it. Anyone who says different is lying,” one Twitter user wrote.
“That #EqualPayDay is a total fraud is easily proven, as is the phony 79% statistic,” wrote radio personality Neal Boortz.
Other people who don’t believe in the gender pay gap called the issue “nonsense,” “a lie” and an argument that is “flawed and invalid.” Many also replied to Bernie Sanders’ tweet, claiming that wage inequality is “bollocks.”
April 12 marks Equal Pay Day, a date determined by how much of the year a woman would have to work to earn the same pay as a man in the previous year.
See some of the tweets below.
your arguments are flawed and invalid, and everything you bring up has been debunked. #EqualPayDay
— Panda (@DrtyHippiePanda) April 12, 2016
#EqualPayDay what a joke. Women get paid the same as men and there is so much evidence to prove it. Anyone who says different is lying.
— CIGAR SMOKIN' SNAKE (@GavinBoone117) April 12, 2016
The wage gap is a myth. If it was true then businesses would never hire men to do anything. Use your brains people. #EqualPayDay
— Zybak (@ZybakTV) April 12, 2016
Oh, people still believe in that 70 cent myth? #EqualPayDay
— Nathan Woundy (@nathandwoundy) April 12, 2016
My female co workers are paid the same per hour as me .stop trying to lie #EqualPayDay
— Rep Aaron James (@stargatedude) April 12, 2016
The Wage gap is a myth no matter how famous or smart the person that tells you it's real. #EqualPayDay
— Jay (@ProfetGaming) April 12, 2016
Daily reminder that the wage gap is a debunked myth. Fact. #EqualPayDay,
— Resident (@ResidentLicker) April 12, 2016
The women complaining are all news reporters, liberal arts majors, journalists. None of them do heavy working messy jobs.#EqualPayDay
— Patty Politics (@youngblackcon) April 12, 2016
— Abigail Brown (@abrown3149) April 12, 2016
@BernieSanders the wage gap isn't real
— Werbenjagermanjensen (@osnapitsal) April 12, 2016
— Jeichel (@millerfan01) April 12, 2016
That #EqualPayDay is a total fraud is easily proven, as is the phony 79% statistic.
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) April 12, 2016
So tomorrow is the day that twitter will collectively go ballistic over the fact that people who work fewer hours earn less #EqualPayDay
— Yeyo (@YeyoZa) April 12, 2016
On #EqualPayDay I should be paid what a male brain surgeon receives. I have the qualifications – a diploma in feminist body aura science.
— 3hunna (@ClevelandGod) April 12, 2016
— Contested Convention (@1237OrBust) April 12, 2016
Get a real degree. Woman studies will never get you a paycheck as a doctor or an engineer does. #EqualPayDay
— Monsieur Charles (@_iLRosso) April 12, 2016
Having the same job title doesn't qualify you for #EqualPayDay. But honest debate is just too hard for many people.
— Brian Garland (@briankgarland) April 12, 2016