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  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Feb 4, 2013 1:27 PM Flag

    Do women deserve equal pay as men???

    Not according to the GOP. In this day and age, it's hard to admit that you just think employers should be allowed to pay women less than men because they're women. But Republicans certainly aren't going to let the Paycheck Fairness Act, which aims to make it easier for women to find out if they're being paid less than their male coworkers and do something about it, become law. So what's a Republican to do to try to hide the fact that the opposition is really all about keeping women underpaid? Well, here's one emerging right-wing talking point against the Paycheck Fairness Act:
    The link goes to a conservative Christian site, under the headline being tweeted out: that the bill would "require employers to share workers' salaries." But aside from the headline, it's an excerpt from and a link to a CBS story titled "Mikulski's 'Paycheck Fairness Act' Would Allow Employees to Discuss Salaries." See the rhetorical shift?

    How can any woman vote for the GOP?

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    • sandale111 Feb 8, 2013 6:32 AM Flag

      "Do women deserve equal pay as men??? Not according to the GOP."

      Not according to me, either. Indeed, I almost voted for Romney over this.

      There are going to be certain fields, possibly many fields, where men are bettrer than women. Men and women are biologically different, just like humans and dogs are different-- the only difference betweeen the two differences is quantitative. Men evolved where certain characteristics were adventageous, and women evolved where other characteristics are adventageous. No one thinks men can breast-feed as well as women--it is understood that biology plays a role. But in doing mental tasks biology also plays a role-- the brain is a biological organ.

      It is so strange when people who believe the Theory of Evolution discard it because of political bias.

      Physical standards have been lowered for fire-fighters in otder to have more women fire-fighters. In science and engineering, a woman with the same job title as a man is usually less skilled. Evolution equipped women with attributes for producing and nurturing childftren. Men evolved to deal with the outside world.

      "How can any woman vote for the GOP?"

      And the Democrats might be alienating males.

    • Equal pay is the wrong question for this board.

      You should be asking whether women deserve to get lung cancer and get shot as often as men.

      The answer, of course, is "yes," because only by getting shot to death and getting lung cancer can we Americans exercise our Precious Freedoms. You can thank Contards for that!

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      • The answer, of course, is "yes," because only by getting shot to death ...
        Ordinarily schadenfreude appalls me, but here is an equality that suits you, though your idea is not to have equal work for equal pay, but some imaginary "similarity" "correlating" with equality. For you, paintballs are close enough to hollow points.

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