The War On Women: Men Need More Money
by Stuart Shapiro
Alan posted earlier this week on the Wisconsin repeal of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act. Why would the Republicans there do such a thing?
[Michelle]Goldberg…interviews Republican state senator Glenn Grothman, who was an enthusiastic fan of repealing the law. According to Grothman, not only is there no actual pay gap between the sexes, if there was one it wouldn’t matter anyway. After all, men need money more than women do, since they have families to support. “You could argue that money is more important for men,” he told Goldberg.
After the Hilary Rosen comments this week, some commentators thought that the meme of a Republican War on Women had run its course. With comments like these and those of Herman Cain
earlier this week, there is no fear of that. There are enough misogynists to keep this war going for quite a while.