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Ann Romney: “Why should women be paid equal to men?”

12:30 am - 04/30/2012

At a meeting with the “Moms For Mitt” group yesterday outside Philadelphia, PA, Ann Romney was asked her opinion on Lilly Ledbetter and equal pay for equal work regarding women’s employment. Without hesitation she responded with another question that seemed to shock even the most staunch conservatives in the room.

“Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been in the working world a lot longer and deserve to be paid at a higher rate. Heck, I’m a working mom and I’m not paid a dime. I depend on my husband to provide for me and my family, as should most women… and if a woman does work, she should be happy just to be out there in the working world and quit complaining that she’s not making as much as her male counterparts. I mean really, all this wanting to be equal nonsense is going to be detrimental to the future of women everywhere. Who’s going to want to hire a woman, or for that matter, even marry a woman who thinks she is the same, if not better than a man at any job. It’s almost laughable. C’mon now ladies, are you with me on this?"

Source: http://www.freewoodpost.com/2012/04/18/ann-romney-why-should-women-be-paid-equal-to-men/

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interstellar 30th-Apr-2012 05:37 am (UTC)
There was a very outraged thirty seconds where I did not see thte tags. Well-played, OP.
ladypolitik 30th-Apr-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Totally Poe's Law - now I know there's a term for what I've been saying the last few years.

I love when that happens. I had that moment a few weeks ago when someone dropped the term "Overton window" in a pun about yester-year ideological conservatives (e.g., Nixon) being perhaps "too leftist" for present-day reactionary conservative standards. When I looked it up I nearly had a political theory o*-gasm.

*(The "o" stands for "Overton"~)
mornings 30th-Apr-2012 06:20 am (UTC)
Kinda sad that you actually need the satire tag to realize it's satire.
deathchibi 1st-May-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was about to go 'wtf' so hard. >
jvmatucha 30th-Apr-2012 07:42 am (UTC)
Like just about everyone else, I totally fell for these comments. The idea that most of us would readily believe either one of the Romneys would actually do something so-Onionesque speaks volumes about them.
tinylegacies 30th-Apr-2012 11:30 am (UTC)
Without hesitation she responded with another question that seemed to shock even the most staunch conservatives in the room.

This should have been the part that tipped me off it was satire.

Because I don't think staunch conservatives would be shocked at all by someone expressing this sentiment.
nesmith 1st-May-2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Nope; they'd be applauding her "courage" for "daring to speak the truth those Ebil Libruls don't want anyone to hear!"
mornings 1st-May-2012 06:58 am (UTC)
This. Can't even LOL at it because it's so fucking true.
grapesheezy 30th-Apr-2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
You can't do this to me. My blood pressure fucking skyrocketed.
evilgmbethy 30th-Apr-2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
lol at everything about this post

well played, OP. here in this post, wank blossomed.
alryssa 30th-Apr-2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
Blossomed, just like Rafflesia arnoldii.
bushy_brow 30th-Apr-2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Had to look it up, but LOL!
baked_goldfish 30th-Apr-2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
That one thread in German that ran off the page.
randomtasks 30th-Apr-2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
Damn OP, you had me there. I would expect this shit to come out of Ann Romney's mouth.
roseofjuly 30th-Apr-2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
This has got to be Onion-type satire.

Yay, it is. *sigh*

Edited at 2012-04-30 02:21 pm (UTC)
bestdaywelived 30th-Apr-2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Ann Romney. You are not a working mother. You were a stay-at-home mother. You are now a stay-at-home wife, unless your 30-year-old son needs his mommy or some shit.

Fuck you.
riath 30th-Apr-2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Well played OP, well played. You had me going pretty good there till I started reading the comments.
crossfire 30th-Apr-2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
I love that we have a Poe's Law tag.

Little let down by the quality of our trolls lately, though. :(
emofordino 30th-Apr-2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
THIS. i was shocked at how awful they were in this post, omg.
lee_rowan 30th-Apr-2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Clearly, Mrs Romney should not be paid at all -- if she were getting what she's worth, she'd be fined $1K every day, to be put into scholarships for women.
baked_goldfish 30th-Apr-2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
They remind me of the couple in the convertible here.

Actually I'm pretty sure they are the couple in the convertible, the dude even looks like him.
jwaneeta 1st-May-2012 03:15 am (UTC)
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