Wisconsin Republican State senator Glenn Grothman, the same guy who previously created a bill equating single parenthood to child abuse and claimed that unplanned pregnancies are a “woman’s choice,” fine-tuned his ever-growing lack of reason and credibility recently when he said that “money is more important to men,” according to The Daily Beast. After all, all those women postponing having children are probably doing so not because they are saddled with student loans and pursuing Master’s Degrees, but mostly so they have money to spend on nail polish, hair brushes, and thongs.
Grothman, who readily voted to repeal Wisconsin’s “equal pay law” last week, calling it a ”no brainer,” doesn’t need all of those myriad of studies that show the existence of pay gaps; he knows that it’s just a myth driven by all those feminazi sluts. Grothman blamed females for prioritizing childrearing and homemaking over generating an income, which is interesting considering that Grothman and Republicans essentially treat women as babymakers.
From The Daily Beast:
Whatever gaps exist, he insists, stem from women’s decision to prioritize childrearing over their careers. “Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers,” he says. “But the husband is working 50 or 60 hours a week, going all out, making 200 grand a year. The woman takes time off, raises kids, is not go go go. Now they’re 50 years old. The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman is making 40 grand a year. It wasn’t discrimination. There was a different sense of urgency in each person.” [...]
Grothman doesn’t accept these studies. When I ran the numbers by him, he replied, “The American Association of University Women is a pretty liberal group.” Nor, he argued, does its conclusion take into account other factors, like “goals in life. 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.”
You think Grothman can hear us from all the way in th 1950s?
Among other hilariously erroneous fallacies that Grothman subscribes to is the notion that only men “expect to be a breadwinner someday,” despite women being primary or co-breadwinners in roughly two-thirds of American families while still making less than their male counterparts.
Is it really a chestnut of a puzzle that Grothman, despite being 56 years of age, has never been married (or even had a date with something that doesn’t inflate) or had children, according to his Wikipedia page. That’s the equivalent of being overweight and lecturing people on carbs.
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