Regarding the gender wage gap in the U.S, these videos articulate the statistical information regarding the wage gap and how it isn’t disappearing in continually progressive society. The argument made is valid and arrived at logically.
Men get paid more than women
On average a man makes a dollar to a woman’s 77 cents
Therefore women face discrimination
However the argument is factually incorrect, the wage gap is simply the average earnings of men and women working full time, it does not count for different job positions, hours worked or different jobs. It has nothing to do with the same job, that which viewers are led to believe.
The argument made is valid, and arrived at logically, as well as the conclusion being correct, but is statistically skewed and therefore factually incorrect, making the argument not sound either.
In the argument, Emma Watson is explaining her views on gender equallity. This topic is one that raises many arguments and controversy due to the vast majority not being fully aware of the definition of femanism.
Main Points of the argument:
- There is no country in the world where women have obtained equal rights as men
- Men have sterotypes that are considered unreasonable
- If stereotypes were abolished, gender equallity would be reached
- Gender should be percieved on a spectrum rather than 2 sets of opposing ideals
Gender equality will not be obtained if we expect men and woman to fall into their stereotypes.
Truth, Validity and Soundness:
I believe that Emma’s argument was definately valid becuase it was backed up by people who were considered experts in their fields reasearch on the topic and you can tell she believes in the cause of gender equalllity and she has been effected first hand by this problem. Due to her extensive knowledge and expertice her argument I believe her argument is factually correct. Since the argument was both vaild and factually correct, it is a sound argument.