Leftist commentary from a mouthy bitch
What the hell is up with these assholes who don’t seem to understand that women work for the same reasons men work: to make money to support themselves and their families.
So, Scott Walker repealed Wisconsin’s Equal Pay law this past week, and the incredibly charming Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman said, when interviewed by Michelle Goldberg at the Daily Beast, “You could argue that money is more important for men. I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true.”
Money is “more important to men”? How? Do women not need to pay bills, rent, buy things? Or is there some special form of “vagina magic” I’m missing out on that’s supposed to take care of all these things without me having a job? The fact that I encounter ANYONE in this economy who thinks that women work merely as hobbies never ceases to amaze me. Or that their income for some bizarre doesn’t matter for why?
And how is women not getting paid the same amount of money for the same job NOT bias? Seriously, if you’re paying me less because of what’s swinging (or not) between my legs, how the fuck is that not gender bias? And before you start whinging on about “Well, women have babies and leave the work force and blah…” Two things, asshole. 1. They control for that in studies about the wage gap, google it. And 2. What about women who don’t? I don’t have kids. I know several women who don’t have kids, and given the pervasiveness of wage bias in society, odds are good several of them are still getting paid less. Not to mention what about women whose husbands are the ones who stay home? Those happen, more than you think.
Women are, far more frequently than this asshead and those like him think, the economic heads of their households. Whether it’s because they are single, unmarried, divorced, widowed, or their partner (of any gender) is the one who stays home, women’s jobs matter, and women need their money just as much as men do. To think otherwise is just retrograde wrongheadedness.
And let’s face it, as far as lower class women (of all ethnicities) are concerned, they have ALWAYS needed their jobs and their money. For the most part, women don’t work for shits and giggles. We work because we have to, because without our income we and our loved ones would be homeless and starving in the streets.
Not to mention, the law hadn’t cost the state any money. Essentially having the law on the books, and knowing they could get taken to court over wage discrepancies caused employers to self-regulate, which is what good laws should do. So it was working like it was supposed to.
Congratulations Senator Grothman, on making yourself an even bigger jackass than Governor Walker on this subject. Good job!