From CBS, "Commentators have made much of this apparent
breakthrough, but few have bothered to talk with James Chung to get the full
story. Here it is:It's pretty simple: more women are graduating
from college than men, so more young women are qualified for higher-paying
entry-level jobs. Thus, in aggregate, millennial women are earning more than
millennial men as they start their careers.Millennial Hispanic and
black women make even more -- as much as twice - as Hispanic and black men of
the same age. That's because the education gap is even wider between
Hispanic and black young women and men than it is for whites. This doesn't
mean that women in particular professions, industries or job categories are
making more than their male peers. It also doesn't have anything to do with
what individual women make compared to their male colleagues. And most of all,
this doesn't relate to married young women or the biggest earnings barrier
of all: children.Does this contradict the recent findings of the
Institute for Women's Policy Research that female-dominated professions
make less than male-dominated professions? Not in the least... says Chung."
What was so irritating about that question to me is that it was just a test
question to see if the contestant had been sufficiently brainwashed by the MSM.
I mean, was there a correct answer and if so could anyone deliver it succinctly?
It seems as usual the answer they were looking for would just be a regurgitation
of left wing claptrap. I have to say that Miss SC's infamous answer
never stops being funny. It's funnier everytime I hear it.
@Chris BSo the logical response for Republicans/conservatives is to vote
against the Lily Ledbetter paycheck fairness act out of spite because Democrats
used the 77% number instead of the 91% number?
You've taken a week to ponder and formulate an idea of "what she should
have said". She had about 5 seconds to decide what to say. Let it go...
My two cents now,There were really three questions buried in Marissa
Powell's Gotcha question Sunday night. First, 40 Percent of women are the
primary breadwinners. If you readers and Marissa Powell have been following the
news the last week or two. That 40 percent statistic also includes
Single/Widowed/Divorced Mothers solely supporting their families.It also
includes those women who earn more than than their unemployed or lesser paid
hubbys. Second, Because women often sacrifice their careers to become
mother's or family caregivers they are penalized financially from stepping
off the career track. Third, Society, for better or worse, rewards those men and
women who sacrifice family for career. IMHO, Ms Powell still only partially
answered the question. Realistically, with the exception of Hillerry Clinton or
Condi Rice at that age, 21. How many other women could have smoothly answered
this ambush cocktail party question?
Beauty pageants are a joke. I feel like I am watching a Disneyland ride.
My thoughts exactly about this being the wrong type of question. That said, I
also agree with "The Rock" that it is absolutely wrong to force
employers to pay according to some artificially defined concept of equality. The
best pay scale equalizer is free market. In a perfect free market an employer
cannot afford to pay more or less than what the work is worth. It is wrong to
compare two employees based on education and experience and say if those two
things are equal they have equal value to the employer. Only the employer can
know what value his employees give him, and if he is wrong, he will pay for it
dearly - he will be out of business.
@ Irony GuyI am an official in the Republican Party in Washington
State. I don't know of a single person in any political party that does not
believe in equal pay for equal work. If you codify that in law, it should not be
called "The Pay Equity Act" but "Lawyer Full Employment Act".
The law suits and trouble that would follow will destroy many small businesses.
Employers will be afraid to offer any financial incentive for excellence.
Everyone will be paid exactly the same. There will be an inflexible pay
scale.If you attempt to equate the value of different professions
then this gets really messy. Who is worth more, an engineer of a nurse? What
if there is a shortage of engineers and a surplus of nurses? How does supply and
demand enter in?I could go on and on and on.America is
supposed to be a free county. We should allow employers the freedom to make
their own financial decisions. If government dictates pay then employers will
live in a dictatorship.Let the market decide. Employers will pay
those they want enough to keep them.
The girls who sign up for beauty pageants are the same ones who in high school
were popular, beautiful and not focused (for the most part) on academics or
current events.At these beauty pageants they ask questions of the
contestants that this type of girl isn't suited to answer, .. without
coaching.This is the recipe for the entertaining answers we so often
hear when watching the pageants.
"Women should get equal pay for equal work. It would be hard to find someone
who doesn't believe that." Au contraire, Jay, it's very easy to
find someone who doesn't believe that. It appears to be the official
position of the Republican party, as they keep voting against the concept, and
last I looked Republicans were pretty easy to find--at least around here.
The equal (or not equal) pay is a myth. In most every job I know, including
mine, everyone regardless of race, gender and ethnicity are on the same pay
When liberals throw out the 77 percent claim they are showing 1 of 2 things1) They are purposefully deceitful and disingenuous(which is par for the
course for liberals)or2) They think a nurse should make
as much money as a brain surgeonThe facts are that more women than
men are nurses and more men than women are surgeonsWhich is it
liberals, If you had started your argument with the 91 percent, then
you have a valid stat worthy of a discussion.But since you chose to
either be purposefully deceitful, there really is no point in even starting the
In the 70's the women's movement educated young women with the
knowledge that "You don't need a man to have a career and children
too." What they forgot to explain was that it was better for the children to
have 2 parents who cared about the well-being of each other and their children.
So it is the children who have and continue to suffer from our past