In today's world men would be nothing without a women. Women have fought by men side and have went through a lot for hundreds of years. We have to understand that women go through a lot, that's why they ask for so much. Not in a negative way. They do in fact deserve to be paid equally. Now just because gender equality should be put to stronger use, I also believe it doesn't mean it should be taken advantage off. If you have the skills, intelligence, and know you have what it takes to be paid in a higher wage, then go for it and ask for the raise. Women are the future of this country believe it or not.