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In the third debate, Hillary Clinton yet again said she wanted to “make sure that women get equal pay for the work we do.”

The problem is that the only way to make that happen is to control the choices women make, because that is what actually leads to the gap.

Of course, no one would actually suggest that (I did in a satirical article that of course some people claimed wasn’t satire), because it’s absurd. Nine of the top 10 highest-paid college majors are dominated by men, and nine of the bottom 10 lowest-paying majors are dominated by women.

Further, women’s choices to leave the workplace after marriage or childbirth also lead to lower median earnings on average. Young, single and childless women are now earning more than their male counterparts in big cities.

But the claim that everything is due to discrimination continues on, even though one of the biggest purveyors of the myth, the American Association of University Women, has acknowledged that they can’t conclusively say discrimination is the cause.

Clinton and others who continue to insist women aren’t getting a fair shake — the implication being that sexism is to blame — have one solution: Force employers to post the salaries of their employees. This would definitely increase lawsuits, as on paper it might look like one female employee is paid less than a male employee, but there are so many reasons why that may be that don’t have to do with discrimination.

Clinton seemingly can’t give a single speech without mentioning equal pay, and her supporters eat it up. Time and time again, it has been pointed out that women’s choices lead to the gap (and discrimination can’t be proven to make up any remaining gap), but Democrats continue to make the claim.

What will it take to get them to tell the truth?

Ashe Schow is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.

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