Conservatives Stick It To Women Again: You Won't Get Equal Pay [139*4]
THEY STILL NEED EQUAL PAY, 200 YEARS LATER
"STICK IT TO", IS PROBLABLY TOO POLITE
THIS WILL BE A VERY SHORT HUB, thank God, many of you may say. Yesterday, all 47 Republicans, mostly conservatives and a few zombie moderates, and 5 conservat\ive Democrats voted not to let a bill guaranteeing pay equity in the workplace for women to proceed for a vote; it took 60 votes to do so and the Democrats came up 8 shy. It would have required employers to show that their pay structure was not discriminatory toward women, when challenged; something that is fairly easy to do, statistically, so long as the equivalent work categories can be fairly established.
Conservatives say this would be a god-send for those Satan look-a-likes, the trial lawyers, and a bane on employers because it prevents them from running their businesses the way they see fit (regardless of who it hurts), the way many conservatives believe was intended by all of our founding fathers. This belief apparently extends to conservative women as well, because they continue to support the conservative cause in spite of of the fact that historically conservatives have fought hard against EVERY woman's rights issue that has come down the pike, including the right to vote, every one! Why is that?
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IF YOU ARE A WOMAN, WILL YOU ...
CONSERVATIVES WON IN 2014
LARGELY DUE TO POOR TURNOUT AND ... increased support from women across all demographics except single. Since most Conservatives are on record as opposing equal pay for women, one can expect the next two years to be devoid of any actions along this front. Given that a few of the more reactionary Conservatives actually believe 1) women don't belong in the workplace or 2) should take a secondary role on the off-chance a pregnancy happens, you might see attempts to take back gains women have made over the years.
That is already happening in the conservative Supreme Court where several 6-5 votes against women's rights in the workplace and prevention of violence have been doled out.
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The hypocrisy of Republicans and social conservatives has hit an all time high. They are the grand champions of free markets and liberty for all. Unfortunately these doctrines end when it comes to the subject of free choices for women. I do not like.
© 2012 Scott Belford