Schlafly: Women Paid The Same As Men Won’t Find Husbands

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 12, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy funtime elf Phyllis Schlafly stated that since a woman prefers to marry a man who makes more money than she does, decreasing the gender pay gap would leave women unable to secure a husband.

That’s right. Unable. A woman who goes to all the trouble to secure an education and a high-paying job would somehow simultaneously be rendered unable to also secure a husband. She can’t do both! Right?

Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate.

Half of them! OMG, those poor women! I can see where the smaller-government do-not-intrude-in-our-personal-lives conservatives would totally want to prevent women from being unable to find a man. Schlafly went on to say that the best thing for women “is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.” Yeah! Increase the pay gap so the disparity is even higher! That will help women, in the way that only allowing hetero marriage everywhere will help gays, and making the front of the bus whites-only will help blacks! Of course! It’s so simple.

Schlafly herself is an advocate for the full-time mother and wife, while being herself a lawyer, editor of a monthly newsletter, regular speaker at anti-liberal rallies, and political activist. She has said “By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape.” She opposes gay marriage even though her own son is gay.

She is a totally fun human being.

Allow me to just say for the record that I do okay in the salary department, and if my wife started making more money than me, I would be friggin’ ecstatic! Because that would be a lot of money. Literally twice as much, you know? Also let me say for the record that there are other reasons besides discrimination that women make less money than men, and many of them are legitimate. It’s also not 77% – more like 91%, again because of a wide variety of reasons.

But there is absolutely no reason for Schlafly to say all this crap, particularly when she doesn’t walk the talk.

Edward Hotspur

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