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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/

wicked_seraph 30th-Apr-2012 07:56 am (UTC)
You're right.

It's pseudo-intellectual drivel because you're pulling shit out of your ass and attempting to sound more intelligent than you actually are.
wicked_seraph 30th-Apr-2012 07:58 am (UTC)
Your nonsensical blathering and complete lack of self-awareness speak volumes.
wicked_seraph 30th-Apr-2012 08:05 am (UTC)
bb I'm not assuming anything. People who try to wax philosophical the way you did generally don't have much else to offer.

If you're going to troll, at least be interesting.
wicked_seraph 30th-Apr-2012 08:13 am (UTC)
Reply to this comment.
ladypolitik 30th-Apr-2012 11:17 am (UTC)
I fucking love you
____jonas 30th-Apr-2012 11:13 am (UTC)
Quit it with the "cupcake" crap. It's obnoxious, sexist, and completely unnecessary.
____jonas 30th-Apr-2012 11:48 am (UTC)
I haven't seen that comment. It doesn't add anything to the argument either way, but when a man refers to a woman as "cupcake," it's demeaning and dismissive. But you don't believe in sexism, so I'm not going to bother explaining why you calling a woman that is different than anyone calling you that.
____jonas 30th-Apr-2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
You really think women aren't oppressed? The fact that we didn't have the right to vote until 1919. We still are only being paid 77 cents for every dollar a man is paid for the same work (and that's if you were lucky enough to be born white). There's a contextual difference that you seem unable to grasp, though.
____jonas 30th-Apr-2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
Again, context is key.
roseofjuly 30th-Apr-2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
Have you ever heard of systemic oppression? Institutional sexism? No? Look those things up and come back to whine only after that.
alryssa 30th-Apr-2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
there you go bringing in your silly notion of 'greater social context' thing again, hdu
fornikate 30th-Apr-2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
lmao
silver_sandals 1st-May-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
Them explaining your ridiculousness to you would be redundant since the previous commenter just did. But please, go on refusing to answer when people try to seriously engage with you. For someone who's so in love with debate you seem very unconcerned with actually listening to others.
kishmet 30th-Apr-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Lolwut

You just admitted earlier in your comment that women face oppression and obstacles that men don't, so the fact that condescending little monikers like, for instance, "cupcake" or "honey" or "sweetie" or whatever the hell can and do affect them differently. Most dudes don't get called ~cupcake~ or w/e in their everyday lives, and they sure don't get all the condescension and head patting that normally goes with it. The societal context is different, which you yourself just admitted so lol
wicked_seraph 30th-Apr-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Pro-tip: if you're a white male, no one can ever "make you feel small" or anything along the lines of putting you in your place, so you can fuck right off with that shit.

A woman calling you "cupcake" might make you feel silly. A man calling a woman "cupcake" is enforcing centuries of sexism and oppression, reminding her that no matter how well-considered and articulate her argument, he still knows better. To be quite frank I don't give the smallest of flying fucks about whether or not being called "cupcake" hurts your feefees for a fraction of a second.

If you're feeling a bit small, go pick up anything with print on it and allow the centuries of privilege exploding out of every goddamned orifice to comfort you.
wicked_seraph 30th-Apr-2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Who the fuck called you "cupcake"? I've looked through damn near every thread and literally no one ever called you that.
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