Lilly Who?

Just call me Mr. Invisible. No poll, no debate, no political commentary can be complete without a perfunctory discussion about the woman voter. Obama needs to poll well with women voters in order to win, Romney needs to pull woman voters away from Obama in order to win; women voters will decide this election. Ah, excuse me, I’m over here, doesn’t my vote account for anything at all?

It really sucks to be discriminated against. Not only are women graduating college in greater numbers, they live longer then we do, they got a set of ready made fun bags to play with when bored, and even if you are gay, you still get to have sex with other women.

This time of year it is impossible to watch football without seeing those dopey pink accoutrements adorning the uniforms of players, all in the name of breast cancer month, how does breast cancer get a whole month? Considering that heart disease in the number one killer, which men are more likely to fall prey to, and that breast cancer isn’t even the deadliest cancer out there (falling third on the list) where is the national attention to male maladies? How about Blue Balls Month, or something recognizing prostate cancer, something in a nice shade of royal blue?

A considerable amount of time was spent on pay equity for women. Obama is pretty proud of himself for passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act , kinda like passing a bill saving puppies or a bill that condemns mean people, too bad he is all talk (I guess now if he continues paying his female staffers less he is breaking the law?)

According to a report published by the Free Beacon in April, the 2011 annual report on White House staff revealed that the median annual salary for female White House employees was 18 percent less than male employees — $60,000 compared to $71,000.

And in 2008, Scripps Howard syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock noted that as in Obama’s U.S. Senate office, women were paid less than men: While the average male staffer brought home $54,397, female staffers averaged $45,152.

But both candidates had to navigate this mine field, who wants to be on record as paying women less for the same work, too bad it’s not true, that job for job women make equal pay, and for single women they make more then single men doing the same job:

According to all the media headlines about a new White House report, there’s still a big pay gap between men and women in America. The report found that women earn 75 cents for every dollar men make. Sounds pretty conclusive, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. It’s misleading.

According to highly acclaimed career expert and best-selling author, Marty Nemko, “The data is clear that for the same work men and women are paid roughly the same. The media need to look beyond the claims of feminist organizations.”

On a radio talk show, Nemko clearly and forcefully debunked that ultimate myth – that women make less than men – by explaining why, when you compare apples to apples, it simply isn’t true. Even the White House report: Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being explains why. Simply put, men choose higher-paying jobs.

I always thought that whole premise was weak, considering that in my lifetime I have had about 6 jobs, every one also employed women and they made exactly what I made. Most of those jobs involved overtime and here is where the men usually (but not always) came out on top, working more hours by choice. The link I provided includes other links to other studies for those inclined to buy into the myth.

Nobody is targeting the old(er) white male who pays a fair amount of taxes, votes, and has a genuine concern for the direction this country is going, how about some dap aimed my way?

Disclaimer: Naturally my wife doesn’t read this blog, she just thinks I’m porn surfing, it lends itself to a more harmonious household.

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  1. CM

    How about Blue Balls Month, or something recognizing prostate cancer, something in a nice shade of royal blue?

    We have Movember, a whole month for prostate cancer (and depression).

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  2. Seattle Outcast

    Women should be capable of staying a room with a full length mirror and a dildo and keep themselves amused for days on end, but they are generally so miserable about their “imperfections” they can barely stand to look at themselves for more than 5 seconds. Seriously, when’s the last time you met a woman that was happy about her body? And that wasn’t enough to make you concerned for their general mental health, we can always get into the topic broadly labeled “daddy issues” for more soul-crushing fun that fuels the female portion of the adult entertainment industry by providing many thousands of hot, large breasted, inked-up sluts willing to feed their drug habits by doing A2M in front of a camera.

    Not to mention that they generally only find meaning in life when making some man miserable by complaining to him about their own faults that he isn’t fixing, don’t vote in large numbers until they hit menopause, and are more concerned with how many pairs of black shoes they own than the economy.

    And don’t mention that whole thing about working overtime, or dropping out of the workforce for a decade to have those kids their husband didn’t want: you aren’t supposed to notice such things you sexist ass….

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  3. salinger

    And don’t mention that whole thing about working overtime, or dropping out of the workforce for a decade to have those kids their husband didn’t want:

    uh yeah – because men have nothing to do with women getting pregnant.

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  4. Seattle Outcast

    Is that a drunk post, SO? I sure hope so.

    Just a bit heavy on the sarcasm and frustration. It’s early morning, and I’m only partly sloshed over in coffee.

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  5. Seattle Outcast

    uh yeah – because men have nothing to do with women getting pregnant.

    Studies have shown that about 3/4 of the time it’s the women in any given relatioship that are the driving factor to start a family. As the saying goes, “women have choices, men have responsibilities” – in the modern era having children is 100% a choice.

    If you don’t think this is true, then there is the fact that “child-free” couples is now at about 20% of the married population, where just a couple generations back it was less than 5%, and such people were considered “barren” or “childless”. Having children/families was just a fact of existance as birth control was made as unavailable as possible.

    Also, the size of families has gone from eight or more without raising any eyebrows to the point that single & two child families is considered “normal”, having three makes people wonder if it was an accident, and more than that is considered evidence of belonging to a cult or being trailer trash.

    “Children are what you have when you can’t adopt a dog” is my new motto. Oddly enough, I get a lot of agreement on this from the people I know that have kids and pets.

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  6. richtaylor365 *

    As with most of what comes out of the mouths of Obama and his luminaries, the War on Women campaign (like yelling “squirrel” , used to get the spotlight off you and and your miserable record) is not really based in reality. Where Romney puts actions above rhetoric, Obama (Already a pay discriminator) seems to have taken a page out of the Clinton playbook on the fairer sex.

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  7. AlexInCT

    This bill is precisely what I despise most from the leftoids: it is nothing but feel good politically laden bullshit. These things remind me of the constitution of such illustrious monstrous failures like the USSR, its many satellite states, and other joyous places like North Korea & Cuba. They are full of beautiful intent and noblesse, which are all leftist implementations of the “heaven on earth” concept of their cult of big government. In practice we all know how well these things worked out for the people guaranteed happiness and equality of outcome: they all were kept miserable and millions were murdered for daring to object to being treated no better than slaves.

    We have had 60+ years of useless and bullshit bills like this one, touted as major advancements to address one perceived wrong or another that chafes the collectivist’s underpants, and we have the largest population of people that vote for a living – presumably living in abject poverty and deprived of everything that government doesn’t give them, by evil and greedy capitalists – ever. That and a staggering deficit and debt that has piled up as collectivists pretend to address the world’s wrongs with other people’s money.

    In the mean time anyone that dares point out that these PC policies are not just failures of epic proportions, but also destructive on an unprecedented scale, gets shouted down and accused of belonging to one of the special evil categories the left uses to compartmentalize and demonize people they want to shut up. It galls me to hear there are people that actually see this bill as some kind of accomplishment instead of the waste of resources and attempt to distract people from the real problem by people in government that know they can buy perpetual power from the stupid masses that fall for this nonsense.

    The fact is that the very same assholes that now tout the passage of this bill have a WH where women are earning a disproportionately lower amount of income than their male counter parts. And yet, they get a pass. Just like that fucking scumbag Clinton did for sexually abusing and assaulting all those women that suddenly became the very object of chagrin of the perpetually victimized leftards that complain all males are rapists. If there was no double standard the left wouldn’t have any.

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  8. balthazar

    and more than that is considered evidence of belonging to a cult or being trailer trash.

    This is so true and its a fucking sad sad commentary on the fucking stupidity of some people and their tunnel vision about how things “should be”

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  9. salinger

    Studies have shown that about 3/4 of the time it’s the women in any given relatioship that are the driving factor to start a family

    Studies have shown that 95% of studies and percentages quoted from said studies on internet blogs with no citations are bullshit.

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  10. Seattle Outcast

    Studies have shown that 95% of studies and percentages quoted from said studies on internet blogs with no citations are bullshit.

    Even worse, 99.34789349% of statistics are just made up on the spot.

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  11. salinger

    The Republicans are just keep courting that women’s vote:

    (Joe) Walsh said he was against abortion “without exception,” including rape, incest and in cases in which the life or health of the mother was in jeopardy.

    Asked by reporters after the debate if he was saying that it’s never medically necessary to conduct an abortion to save the life of a mother, Walsh responded, “Absolutely.”

    “With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance,” he said. “… There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.”

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  12. Seattle Outcast

    “With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance,” he said. “… There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing.”

    This is how you spot the people that don’t bother to actually get data, and instead just puke up what some other zealot tells them as undisputed fact.

    I’m sure he’s endearing himself to the medical community with such statements….

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  13. richtaylor365 *

    Salinger, if you are going to post a quote, you should source it as a courtesy to the reader. I’m sure it is accurate, but it’s nice to read the whole thing.

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