Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been in the working world a lot longer and deserve to be paid at a higher rate. Heck, I’m a working mom and I’m not paid a dime. I depend on my husband to provide for me and my family, as should most women… and if a woman does work, she should be happy just to be out there in the working world and quit complaining that she’s not making as much as her male counterparts. I mean really, all this wanting to be equal nonsense is going to be detrimental to the future of women everywhere. Who’s going to want to hire a woman, or for that matter, even marry a woman who thinks she is the same, if not better than a man at any job. It’s almost laughable. C’mon now ladies, are you with me on this?
Ann Romney, wife of potential USA President, Mitt Romney
I think its fair to say that the majority of women, and in fact, people, are not ‘with her’. I genuinely do not understand how someone could publicly express the fact that they don’t believe in equality for women. Especially when that someone is a prominent figure in an election that the majority of the global population is focused and has the power to influence a great many people. I think this statement is just obscene. It is a total disregard for centuries’ worth of women struggling to fight for their rights, to gain the equal treatment and respect they deserve, a feat which has yet to be accomplished. Think of all the women that fought for the vote, for an equal pay act, to go to university, and this woman has decided she can completely ignore all of that effort, everything that we women have inherited from the generations before us and the fight that we must take on to reach their goal. It appears to be meaningless to her. This for me is just an example of how regressive the Republicans are. This woman, closely associated with a representative of that party, is openly encouraging people to go back in time. I know that Mrs Romney is entitled to her own opinion, but I just feel that some opinions shouldn’t be broadcast on such a large scale, especially when those opinions are so disrespectful. I think its even worse that this statement came from a woman. Its one thing for a man to put women down. Obviously its wrong, but we can argue that he’s never seen life from a woman’s perspective, that obviously he is biased towards his own gender. We have more ground on which to fight back. With a woman, its just a betrayal.