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Conservative columnist: Women need lower pay so they can find richer men

In case you haven’t heard, the reason that women get paid less ($0.77 on average to every $1 a man makes) is that women prefer to settle for lower-earning jobs in order to seek out mates that earn more.

Phyllis Schlafy, source: Christian PostAt least, that’s what conservative commentator Phyllis Schlafly said in this rather amazing column against equal pay yesterday in the Christian Post. You can read the entire column here.

Among the gems from her column:

Women place a much higher value on pleasant working conditions: a clean, comfortable, air-conditioned office with congenial co-workers. Men, on the other hand, are more willing to endure unpleasant working conditions to earn higher pay, doing dirty, dangerous outside work

and

Perhaps an even more important reason for women’s lower pay is the choices women make in their personal lives, such as having children. Women with children earn less, but childless women earn about the same as men.

Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate.

While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap.

and, finally, this:

The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.

Jezebel had their take here, saying that, “If Phyllis Schlafly wants to save marriage, she’d have better luck advocating for a reformed tax code and better support for parents and low-income couples.”

I’ll leave it to you, readers, to share your thoughts below.

3 Comments

  1. Rob Schofield

    April 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Now we know why virtually all the CEO’s in the story below are men!

  2. Alan

    April 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    This idiot is living in 1914, not 2014. She’s just another hate-filled, bible thumping bigot & a hypocrite.

    For those not overly familiar with this crazed zealot, it’s her deranged son (not the gay son) that’s the founder of Conservapedia, the same crazy outlet much loved by some of the home-schooling crowd, well know for such whoppers as:

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Kangaroo
    According to the origins theory model used by young earth creation scientists, modern kangaroos are the descendants of the two founding members of the modern kangaroo baramin that were taken aboard Noah’s Ark prior to the Great Flood. It has not yet been determined by baraminologists whether kangaroos form a holobaramin with the wallaby, tree-kangaroo, wallaroo, pademelon and quokka, or if all these species are in fact apobaraminic or polybaraminic.
    After the Flood, these kangaroos, bred from the Ark passengers and then migrated to Australia. There is debate whether this migration happened over land[5] with lower sea levels during the post-flood ice age, or before the super-continent of Pangea broke apart.[6].

    And age of our planet:
    http://www.conservapedia.com/Age_of_the_Earth

    I really do hope Syphilis Schlafly makes many, many public appearances & comments in the run up to as many elections as possible.

  3. John Wilson

    April 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Created on my mobile so some really bad mistakes in that post. Sigh….