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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/

ladypolitik 30th-Apr-2012 05:12 am (UTC)
Actually, Socrates, the entry simply contained satirical content that were missing the "satire" and "poe's law" tags.
ladypolitik 30th-Apr-2012 05:16 am (UTC)
There's...actually no obtusely feigned or cryptic mystery in any of this. The reaction would have been, "Man, that 'Poe's Law' tag is pretty damned apt".
the_glow_worm 30th-Apr-2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Argh you are the most boring troll ever. You remind me of the freshmen in class who always have something deep to say! Why can't afa_mom come back?
alryssa 30th-Apr-2012 06:05 am (UTC)
ikr? I keep thinking about commenting but honestly they're so relentlessly dull I keep falling asleep at the keyboard halfway through before waking up and realising I have better things to do, like watching moss grow or something.

roseofjuly 30th-Apr-2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
You have trouble with grasping sarcasm and facetiousness, don't you?
kurtvonnegut 30th-Apr-2012 06:08 am (UTC)
ikr? I've yet to see him actually talk about an issue instead of trying to have a pseudo-intellectual undergrad-level logic rap battle. He saved all the powerpoints from his undergrad logic & critical thinking class and now he's just schooling us all!!!
roseofjuly 30th-Apr-2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
All of this. It's not even entertaining trolling. It's almost amusing, but not quite.
bluelarkspur 30th-Apr-2012 06:32 am (UTC)
How about, it's because a lot of people have an admittedly bad tendency not to check the source when they're reading something? I've fallen for prank posts that made no sense or went against something I thought true.
astridmyrna 30th-Apr-2012 07:23 am (UTC)
*psst* I think he's just embarrassed because he fell for the prank and is taking it out on everyone else.*psst*
wicked_seraph 30th-Apr-2012 07:52 am (UTC)
What the fuck was the point of this pseudo-intellectual drivel?
schmanda 30th-Apr-2012 07:54 am (UTC)
astridmyrna 30th-Apr-2012 07:55 am (UTC)
To troll.
bestdaywelived 30th-Apr-2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
He's clearly that guy in class whose opinions are so much more ~enlightened than everyone else's. He's the guy you roll your eyes at when he walks into the room, because he's going to remind you how important he is.
evilgmbethy 30th-Apr-2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
*looks around this thread*

has there ever in the history of your life been a comment you haven't responded to?
riath 30th-Apr-2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
I get the impression he likes to have the last word, maybe it makes him feel like a big man. Going by several of the things he's responded with he acts like he's about 6 or 7 years old.
influencethis 30th-Apr-2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
He still hasn't responded to mine. Probably because he doesn't have a witty comeback for grammar corrections.
spiffynamehere 30th-Apr-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
HMMMM.
makemerun 1st-May-2012 01:12 am (UTC)
I expected it to be true because I've literally been told this same thing, almost verbatim, by many women. It's not an uncommon belief in the part of the US where I live.
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