Posted By Jennie Chancey on September 6, 2011
We’ve posted about the wage-gap myth before, but here’s another good piece on this controversial issue:
The National Economic Council report “Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women” recites some of the many ways the Obama administration is getting jobs for women. The report promises that President Obama “is committed to continuing the push for an economy that provides economic security and jobs for America’s women.”
You read that right. The Obama administration is committed to finding jobs for women, not men. This is a goal that is steadily pursued by sex-based affirmative action, grants to feminist organizations and feminist projects, and means-tested welfare that subsidizes non-marriage, making husbands and fathers irrelevant. The U.S. now has a 41 percent illegitimacy rate, which means taxpayers rather than husbands are supporting the kids.
This is all in line with feminist goals ever since Betty Friedan’s 1963 book invited homemakers to escape from the home, which she labeled “a comfortable concentration camp.” And don’t forget that the most credentialed feminist of all, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, wrote in her 1977 book, “Sex Bias in the U.S. Code,” that the concept of husband breadwinner and wife homemaker “must be eliminated.”
The White House Council on Women and Girls issued a report called “Women in America.” In proudly commenting about this report, Obama repeated one of the favorite feminist whines: that “women still earn on average only about 75 cents for every dollar a man earns.”…
Well, so what? The American people believe, and federal law requires, not“equal pay” (that’s a Communist notion), but “equal pay for equal work.” And women, on average, are not doing work equal to men’s.