As the GOP continues to claim that there is no war on women (but if there is, it’s Obama who is waging it), one senator is asking that they put their money where their mouth is. Literally.
Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) has renewed her push for the Equal Pay Act to close the loopholes that allow companies to continue undervaluing women.
This is simple common sense. If there is no war on women, mandating that you treat women like equal citizens under the law is an obvious choice. If there is? You claim that paying women as much as men will hurt the economy, that it will hurt productivity, or that women don’t earn as much as men because they can’t do math well, or don’t work as hard, and that this sort of legislation is redundant.
It is not redundant. On average, women in this country only earn 77 cents for ever dollar that a man earns. For African American women it’s more like 68 cents, and only 59 cents for Latinas.
This is unacceptable.
Women are people, human beings. And we deserve to be treated just as well (or poorly) as men in this country.
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