Democrats Stage Vote On Equal Pay For Females For More “Republicans Hate Women” Talking Points
The Democrat-controlled Senate tried to pass the Lily M. Ledbetter Act, which would have made it easier for trial lawyers to sue employers for alleged pay discrimination against women. This was a win-win situation for Democrats. If it passed, it would have pleased their supporters in the trial lawyer industry, providing a basis for a raft of new lawsuits (and lots and lots of new billing).
If it failed, which it did, Democrats could accuse Republicans of hating women and promoting a “war on women,” something they’ve turned into a plank of 2012 election campaigns.
In other words, this is all for show. Does gender pay inequity exist? Sure, but it’s not the result of discrimination. It’s the result of men and women making different choices for different reasons.
Men tend to work more dangerous jobs than women. Men, on average, tend to work more hours too. In college, men tend to choose academic paths that lead to more lucrative careers.
Men also tend to find more fulfillment from their jobs, ranking compensation high on their set of goals, whereas women tend to find more fulfillment from family, ranking things like time off and schedule flexibility at the top of their goals.
Plus, women have the babies, and that inevitably means large periods of time they take away from their careers to have the babies. Until men can start having the babies, that’s not going to change.
It’s backward and ignorant to look at unequal outcomes and jump to the conclusion that they must be due to unequal opportunity. Yet that’s just what the left does, and the lawyers who file discrimination lawsuits have made an industry out of perpetuating that view.Tags: democrats, gender equality, gender pay, lily m ledbetter act