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.