Rob Jones: regrets for the belated reply, as I’m revisiting this issue in light of the new report by the World Economic Forum that it would take over 200 years for women to achieve pay parity in the global workforce (article below).
Regarding your comments above, why should companies cut men’s salaries? Wouldn’t that amount to pay discrimination against men, rather than women? Perhaps that’s your point.
But there’s another more logical solution: Corporate boards should significantly cut CEO salaries, which average in the multi-millions annually. All of the positive results you note from cutting the pay of male workers to bridge the gap with women would likewise accrue by cutting CEO salaries — which are already astronomically disproportional to the average pay of workers across all industries, or even white collar executives generally.