Photo of vegan career woman: BodyShots Auckland
Women are naturally paid less because they take more sick leave due to, ummm, monthly women's problems and lifetime problems like children.
New Zealand Employment and Manufacturers Association (EMA) chief executive and close government advisor Alasdair Thompson has been in piles of deep embarrassment for these recent comments.
I do hope we're enjoying our extra whopping 1.6 days a year.
As a voice of sanity, here's a more reasonable analysis of the gender gap.
But I've saved the best for last: strong evidence that women could be the saviour of worldwide business.
As a fulltime mother (pay: $0 sick days: 0) I couldn't possibly comment.