Perhaps it didn't occur to you that maybe on average women are perceived to only be 70% as valuable as men (consistent with salary statistics) and that this perception discourages employers from being willing to pay them 85% of a typical male salary (effectively overpaying them by 21%).
I'm ready to give up on you. Of course that occurred to me. That is the central point that I am relying on in my argument. To suggest that it hasn't occurred to me tells me that you haven't understood, or possibly haven't even read, most of what I've been saying.
In one line, my argument: The false perception that women are less valuable economically than men opens up room for a smarter entrepreneur to out-compete the rest of the industry by taking advantage of undervalued women.
Now you have come up with a few criticisms of that which I feel I have answered:
1. You said it would result in severe understaffing and it would take 10 years to hire each woman. That's ridiculous and hardly deserves a reply, but I noted that the labor pool of qualified women is already large enough to supply companies like Google with thousands of qualified female employees (and you'll note it didn't take them 10000 years), so finding 20-30 for a startup is obviously not going to make a dent on the labor pool.
2. You said if everybody did it, then it would stress the labor pool and result in higher wages due to competition. I reminded you that I'm not talking about "everybody doing it" but just one or a handful of entrepreneurs.
3. You said if you pay women more than they currently earn in order to lure them away from their current employers, that would automatically mean you can no longer 'reap the "underpaid women" bonus' (your words). I pointed out to you that simple arithmetic can provide you with a solution. Here's a concrete example: Sally gets paid $70k at Google for the same job that her male coworkers earn $100k. I will pay her $80k, which is a sizable raise for her (over 14%), and still saves me $20k.
4. Now, instead of acknowledging that you were wrong, you say that my hypothetical entrepreneur wouldn't be willing to pay Sally $80k because he would erroneously perceive her value as only $70k, like everybody else.
My only response to that is that you obviously did not read or understand anything I've written. My ENTIRE PREMISE is that out of the thousands of people who start tech businesses each year, at the very least a handful of them are smart enough to read the news and learn that Sally earns $70k but does the same work as John who earns $100k and come up with a plan to profit off of that market error.
That is my premise.
You are the one begging the question, by telling me that my premise cannot work... because... my premise cannot work. That's literally begging the question, which now you're astoundingly accusing me of doing. None of your arguments have been convincing, so now you're just flat out telling me "Oh it didn't occur to you that women are perceived as less valuable, so nobody will want to overpay them."
Whatever. Please feel free to reply and have the last word. I'm not going to bother to reply if I feel that it's yet another complete failure to understand what I'm talking about. You win.
If you come up with an argument that actually makes sense and works with my stated assumptions but shows that my reasoning is flawed, or that an assumption is just too unrealistic, then I will reply of course.