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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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ladypolitik 30th-Apr-2012 04:41 am (UTC)
Ya alllllmost got me. Almost.
lickety_split 30th-Apr-2012 04:41 am (UTC)
Oh, wasn't she supposed to save the Romney campaign or something?

I'm not sure what's worse... the fact that I totally missed that this was satire or the fact that this is such a believable quote from her that I saw the "satire" tag and thought the OP was trolling.


Edited at 2012-04-30 04:43 am (UTC)
emofordino 30th-Apr-2012 11:22 am (UTC)
THIS. all of it! the fact that so many of us fell for it is just more evidence to how totally fucked up the current political climate is, LOL. like, santorum has already said something almost exactly like this! so it's not that far out of the realm of possibility that ann romney would say it.
astridmyrna 30th-Apr-2012 04:42 am (UTC)
astridmyrna 30th-Apr-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
Oh, it's fake.
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lux_roark 30th-Apr-2012 04:42 am (UTC)
I'd love to see my husband do pharmacy tech work. And no, Ann, I'm not with you on this. I have been married to my husband for 9 years and we treat each other with respect, which everyone should do. He doesn't think he's better than me at all.
lux_roark 30th-Apr-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
I never read tags, I should start doing that, LOL.
schmanda 30th-Apr-2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Thank God for Snopes and the satire tag.
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theguindo 30th-Apr-2012 05:02 am (UTC)
Me too. What a sad state of affairs that this is not immediately recognizable as satire D=
britneyspears 30th-Apr-2012 04:45 am (UTC)
ngl, i began to rage before looking at the tags/source
shukivengeance 30th-Apr-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
Oh lol until I read the article comments I thought this was real.
kaelstra 30th-Apr-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
The quote would be entirely too believable coming from her.
aznlax39 30th-Apr-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
mollywobbles867 30th-Apr-2012 04:47 am (UTC)
I was ready to believe this was real, tbh.
layweed 30th-Apr-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
The sign of great satire is that you can't even tell it's satire. Which is pretty sad, in this case. =\
aznlax39 30th-Apr-2012 04:53 am (UTC)
ngl, when my friend first emailed this to me i flashed hot/cold till i saw snopes
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ladypolitik 30th-Apr-2012 04:55 am (UTC)
It sorta is.
vvalkyri 30th-Apr-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
got me, too. clicked in to comment, "keep talking, ann. keep talking.' and then saw the other comments re it being satire
normaltrouble 30th-Apr-2012 05:01 am (UTC)

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