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It’s an election year. Quick, gin up a war on women

The president says that women make less than men. Someone points out they sure do, at the White House. And the White House responds with how the gap is misleading when applied to the White House.

Just as the gap is with all businesses.

And, of course, the denominator is the stickler in the equation. Not a lot of men go on maternity leave. Not a lot of men stay home after birthing babies. And more women are staying home by choice. Also, not a lot of women take high paying, labor intensive jobs in the middle of nowhere because they choose not to. I’m guessing the percentage of women who work on an oil platform is way closer to zero than 100.

I’m not saying none do or that women cannot. But, by and large, they just don’t. Choice and all.

But, it’s an election year and the war on women worked for Ds last time.

14 Responses to “It’s an election year. Quick, gin up a war on women”

  1. Sendarius Says:

    In reply to someone lamenting the salary disparity between men and women:

    “Do you really think any sane business man would ever employ a man again if he could actually get the same work done to the same standard for 30% less if he hired only women?”

  2. Lyle Says:

    Freedom = oppression

    Oppression, forced compliance, dependency and servitude = freedom

    Simple math, don’t you know?

  3. AndyN Says:

    Sendarius – Sadly, that’s exactly what some people believe. I know one of them, tried that same argument, and was told that men running businesses would rather hire other men than make a bigger profit. She’s a nice person and a very dear friend, and actually intelligent, but it’s hard to argue against a deeply engrained myth. Like they say, you can’t reason somebody out of a position they didn’t reason themselves into.

    I can’t remember where I saw it now, but a while back I saw a list of the 10 best and worst paying college majors. Nine of the top 10 were dominated by men and 9 of the bottom 10 were dominated by women. If you want to get paid like a man, major in mining engineering instead of early childhood education.

  4. Sendarius Says:

    AndyN – You left out Womyns Studies, Ethnic Studies, and most Arts majors.

    As a STEM graduate myself, I can see how those courses might be worth studying for fun and edification, but as a career move? I don’t think so.

  5. Roger Says:

    The dims are grasping at straws to find any means of countering the expected republican tidal wave that is about to inundate them.
    You may expect with certainty that the screeching, wailing and wild accusations will increase exponentially as the election date gets closer. The dims, as you well know, are masters of the smear, slime and false accusation. Especially when an election is looming.
    I almost look forward to hearing the stories dreamed up by horrible Harry, Chuck the schmuck and the rest of their cohorts.

  6. Mu Says:

    Roger, are you planing on duck-taping all GOP candidates mouths? You know that at least 25% of them will at some point during the campaign will make some outrageous statement, usually on a social conservative topic, to blow any tidalwave right out of the water. I’d wait at least until after the primaries to make any predictions.

  7. chris Says:

    I already knew they control all of the sex, but don’t they also control a lot more than half of the money?

  8. Tad Says:

    The HR field is dominated by women. They have access to company wide salary and benefit information, and are involved in the negotiation process. Why aren’t the women of HR coming forward to put a stop to this vast conspiracy? Why don’t we have at least anecdotal cases of someone going to the press with; ” I’m the HR department of a major Fortune 500 company, and I’m constantly instructed to write offers 20% higher for Y chromosome adjustment.”

  9. comatus Says:

    Thurber thought he was making a joke. Thurber went to The Ohio State University. You may draw your own conclusions.

  10. Sigivald Says:

    Im guessing the percentage of women who work on an oil platform is way closer to zero than 100.

    Well, as a percentage of population it rounds to zero for everyone…

    That said, you’re right, as the NBER and all those mean “Conservative” thinktanks keep pointing out.

    Control for age and hours worked and experience and marital status, and the “gap” vanishes into rounding error.

    (Christ, if a company could save 20% on its labor costs by hiring women over men, why aren’t they farkin’ doing it all the time?)

  11. Crawler Says:

    I don’t care what the Progressives (sic) in the White say. I’ve already heard them lie about their Marx-Obama Healthcare scam too many times.

    Screw ’em…

  12. Crawler Says:

    Ooops…Should read “White House”…

  13. Ron W Says:

    President Obama,Democrats and so-called “liberals” want to restrict or deny women the choice to acquire, keep and carry the means to protect their own bodies against, the robber, the rapist and the murderer!


  14. mikee Says:

    I know a woman who, straight out of college, did an internship with an oil company, got hired for field work, and immediately was making more than I ever have as a PhD Chemist.

    She earned over 6 figures for each of the 25 years she remained employed with them, partly because she was damn smart and partly because she loved to travel, and she reported that she was treated like a visiting princess at every remote site she went to, “because oilfield hands know the difference between a woman and a prostitute.”

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