Yes, it does matter. First, you are comparing apples to oranges and then claim it doesn't matter if the wage gap statistic compares the same jobs or not. Many people believe the statistic reflects that women are paid less than men for the exact same work. The wage gap doesn't exist, otherwise men are also "victims" to this nonexistent injustice if you were to compare men in lower specialties to women in higher paying specialties. This is why the wage gap is a myth, is bogus, and can't be taken serious. Common sense: if you aren't making good money at a workplace, look for a different job that pays more. I chose not to study in order to become a heart surgeon. Sure it pays a lot, but I'm not interested in what pays the most, I'm interested in what I will enjoy doing. My career path might pay less but that's the choice I'm willing to make. I can't just demand that I be paid for ridiculous wages that equate to another person's earnings, let alone demand wages similar to a complex and difficult occupation - that's completely ridiculous. It just shows narcissism and entitlement. Everyone has the freedom to pursue whichever career they'd like to take. Also, it isn't men's fault either that certain jobs pay more than others. Three words: supply and demand.
Dude, you make no sense sociologically.
Supply and demand has nothing to do with this. If you were to pay someone professing his job enough so that he would be willing and able to profess it, the world would be much more equal. You really should take a course on political and economical elites, because that's more of a reason certain professions get paid more then others. Everyone has the freedom to pursue, but has to make due with the wage that was set by society and you can't question that? That's completely rediculous. Your "common sense" that one should simply look for another job when one doesn't pay enough is complete bollocks. People don't just switch jobs that easy. For some people, that's a difficult process if one finds a good job at all in this job market.
The market is not controlled by the invisible hand, but by the peopel working in it. And there you'll find the reason the wage gap still exists.