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Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 13:30:57 in Politics

“I AM a supporter for equal pay for all. We all know that statistics can be "slanted" at the will of the source. As a hiring manager for 35 yrs with Fortune 100 companies, I have found that if you have 10 candidates for a position, all 10 will have different backgrounds and experience. Some may have gained experience during college and some not. Some will have more leadership quality due to extracurricular activities. These facts may lead to a different starting rate. I have not found this disparity to be significant based on my experience. My comments were intended to provoke more thought around the issue, with the common goal of a level playing field for all.”
Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 12:15:25 in Politics

“Here's the thing. There's more to equal pay than gender, Education, Experience, and Years of service are a big part of it. Many women leave the workforce to care for children and don't have the same tenure as the male counterparts. This leads to less experience due to less time worked. Many women opt out of or delay higher education due to life choices. All things being equal, women absolutely should make the exact same pay as men, but look at the bigger picture.”

Lady1genius on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:29:26

“Gee, maybe marriage and children aren't such a good deal then.”

jaxpagan on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:29:00

“Multiple levels to the problem:

Women - even when entering the workforce straight from college - make less than male counterparts going into the same jobs with the same qualifications. That "pure" gap is about 5-7% on average - but it's still significant, and still technically illegal, and still needs additional legislation to stop employers from getting away with it.

Women, as you say, are more likely to care for children due to a cultural bias that says that women - even ones working full-time - will bear the brunt of childrearing and related errands like doctor visits, picking them up from soccer games, etc. There's nothing stopping men and women from sharing these tasks, and consequently no reason women should take a pay hit over it. That's something legislation can't fix, something we need to adjust through cultural growth.

Likewise, a number of jobs pay differently for apparently no reason than that field is dominated by women. Take nursing - it takes a lot of education and certification to be a nurse, and there's almost always a shortage of qualified nurses . . . but how do they get paid, as compared to other gender-neutral or male-dominated fields that require a similar degree of education (not even touching the long hours and physical risks of nursing)? Likewise things like in-home care, etc. An argument could be made that these jobs are underpaid. That's another cultural issue.”

pakaal on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:26:40

“Even when you allow for those variables and look at that bigger picture, women are still making less, that's the bottom line.”

AmyLawson on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:26:22

“I'm confused, what is the bigger picture?”
Michael Bloomberg Is Sure He Has A Spot In Heaven

Michael Bloomberg Is Sure He Has A Spot In Heaven

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 12:07:52 in Politics

“I guess he'll be the first billionaire politician in there!!”
Kaley Cuoco Debuts Fresh New Cut On Instagram

Kaley Cuoco Debuts Fresh New Cut On Instagram

Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 11:42:16 in Celebrity

“One of the hottest woman on the planet, and attractively quirky!!”
Real Photos Of Taco Bell's New Breakfast Items Are ... Different Than The Ads

Real Photos Of Taco Bell's New Breakfast Items Are ... Different Than The Ads

Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 10:15:07 in Taste

“This is true with all off the fast food chains...McD, Wendy's, Burger King, KFC, etc
The food always looks better on the ads, The employees haven't had a chance to squash it yet!!.”
Yep, The Most Common Passwords Of 2013 Are Kind Of Idiotic

Yep, The Most Common Passwords Of 2013 Are Kind Of Idiotic

Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 07:18:14 in Technology

“Thanks for helping the hackers!!”
Edward Snowden Clemency: The New York Times, The Guardian Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower

Edward Snowden Clemency: The New York Times, The Guardian Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower

Commented Jan 4, 2014 at 13:26:50 in Politics

“I am in favor of clemency for Mr Snowden. The whole reason for the debate is that laws as they stand today were broken. There needs to be a balance. We the people need to change the laws if we don't like them. There are those , like the Attorney General, who will end up in the middle, like it or not.”
Melissa Harris-Perry Tears Up: 'I Apologize To The Romney Family'

Melissa Harris-Perry Tears Up: 'I Apologize To The Romney Family'

Commented Jan 4, 2014 at 13:11:38 in Media

“There is genuine remorse here, we all make mistakes.....”

sassybritches on Jan 4, 2014 at 13:15:17

“I'm sure you said the same when Palen or bush said something foolish.”
Edward Snowden Clemency: The New York Times, The Guardian Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower

Edward Snowden Clemency: The New York Times, The Guardian Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower

Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 14:24:27 in Politics

“This is still a hot potato..once more time passes and the story is on page 5, the government and Mr. Snowden will cut a deal amenable to both....he needs to be slapped on the wrists in some way to allow the politicians to save face.....”

HOWKLOOSH on Jan 2, 2014 at 14:45:55

“thats ridiculous. Either you stand for his right to warn his fellow americans or not No slapping his wrists just to save a dishonest politicians face. No politician will suffer. Stop compromising the constitution and your fellow americans We are the goverment we are the country. He gave up his life here and had to run from it to warn us his fellow americans. Either you realize that or you are part of the herd. Which is it?”
Alabama Couple Names Baby Krimson Tyde, Is Shocked By Backlash

Alabama Couple Names Baby Krimson Tyde, Is Shocked By Backlash

Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 15:09:24 in Parents

“That's because we have learned that celebrities are often not the sharpest pencils in the box!”
Alabama Couple Names Baby Krimson Tyde, Is Shocked By Backlash

Alabama Couple Names Baby Krimson Tyde, Is Shocked By Backlash

Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 15:03:41 in Parents

“An example of not thinking about the child having to live with the consequences.”
Justine Sacco Apologizes For AIDS Tweet

Justine Sacco Apologizes For AIDS Tweet

Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 18:30:20 in Technology

“Watch what you say.....everyone else does!”
Jahi McMath, Girl Left Brain Dead From Routine Tonsillectomy, To Be Kept On Life Support

Jahi McMath, Girl Left Brain Dead From Routine Tonsillectomy, To Be Kept On Life Support

Commented Dec 21, 2013 at 21:42:52 in Healthy Living

“I truly sympathize with the family..If independent physicians concur that she is brain dead, there is no point to prolonging the process.. other than to give the mother time to accept it .”
'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks (VIDEO)

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 09:51:01 in TV

“Yes, and there are consequences that result from the lifestyle we choose.”

dalejns on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:00:48

“Indeed.... Some will make you poor, some will lead to sickness, some will lead to incarceration, some will lead to death, and some will lead to unemployment!”
'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks (VIDEO)

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 09:44:30 in TV

“I tend to partially disagree...the First Amendment also give American's the right to protest the Shamu float in the Macy Parade and picket McDonald's for low wages or poor conditions or for church groups to march at funerals...This has nothing to do with the government. .If you don't like what's said, ignore it!”
'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks (VIDEO)

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 09:32:40 in TV

“Losing your income is a far greater punishment than a simple arrest.”

dalejns on Dec 19, 2013 at 09:44:24

“The law never said there wouldn't be consequences aside from incarceration............... I guess the employer also has "freedom of speech", and chose to speak with its wallet.”
'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks (VIDEO)

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 09:29:47 in TV

“Shame on A & E. If you wish to promote pro gay views, allow others to oppose it if that is their belief system....Free Speech?”

chazpauldavis on Dec 19, 2013 at 09:50:25

“No one is saying he cannot have free speech! Period. When you are in a high profile position you have to know that your comments will come with consequences. He said homosexuality leads to bestiality. Do you not understand how lying and slandering an entire minority group could lead to problem with your employer who I'm sure have a clause in his contract stating that if he does anything publicly or in the press that reflects negatively against the company they can suspend or end his contract.”

SKS920 on Dec 19, 2013 at 09:47:21

“Free speech and expression goes both ways!”
California Lawmaker To Introduce Bill Mandating Smartphone 'Kill Switch'

California Lawmaker To Introduce Bill Mandating Smartphone 'Kill Switch'

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 09:17:40 in Technology

“The NSA is probably planning how this might be used against us!”
Facebook Releases 'Dislike' Button That Will Satisfy No One

Facebook Releases 'Dislike' Button That Will Satisfy No One

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 09:13:50 in Technology

“Another example of Zuckerberg's juvenile antics!”
Delta Air Lines Allegedly Prints 'H8GAYS' Confirmation Code On Boarding Pass

Delta Air Lines Allegedly Prints 'H8GAYS' Confirmation Code On Boarding Pass

Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 17:55:58 in Gay Voices

“A little too sensitive...we need to get over these things and not be looking to dramatize minor errors and omissions...it's a random sequence! Tell Delta and they will fix it.....eventually, once they find your luggage!”
Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin May Have Prevented Jacoby Jones From Scoring A Touchdown (GIF/VIDEO)

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin May Have Prevented Jacoby Jones From Scoring A Touchdown (GIF/VIDEO)

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 12:41:43 in Sports

“Only Tomlin knows for sure. Was the smile over a devious plot or from the embarrassment of it being played back 5 times? Whoops!”
Cary Williams Shoves Ref: Should Ravens CB Have Been Ejected From Super Bowl XLVII? (VIDEO/GIF)

Cary Williams Shoves Ref: Should Ravens CB Have Been Ejected From Super Bowl XLVII? (VIDEO/GIF)

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 12:34:03 in Sports

“Shoving a referee should be automatic rejection, fine and suspension...”
Amanda And Keith Flick Lost 190 Pounds Together

Amanda And Keith Flick Lost 190 Pounds Together

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 16:37:34 in Healthy Living

“Life doesn't come with any guarantees, but medical studies clearly show that weight loss does contribute to better health, quality of the life you have left, and increased longevity, baring any catastrophic accident or event”
Amanda And Keith Flick Lost 190 Pounds Together

Amanda And Keith Flick Lost 190 Pounds Together

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 16:30:39 in Healthy Living

“Good for them both !! They look great and will live longer to show it off....”
Brett Favre Believes Concussions' 'Toll Has Got Be Pretty High,' Would Be 'Leery' Of Son Playing Football

Brett Favre Believes Concussions' 'Toll Has Got Be Pretty High,' Would Be 'Leery' Of Son Playing Football

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 12:49:29 in Sports

“Let's agree to disagree, you make some good points as do I.....”

reste0123 on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:57:21

“well said...now if we can only get politicians to do the same”
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