A friend of mine shared this on Facebook and I feel it sums up a vast majority of women’s feelings rather well. There are still many out there who do not understand the implications when powerful men make ignorant statements, but the number that do is growing. Long live the power of women!
“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?”
This quote and article are viral on Facebook right now, with people swinging from utter shock to staunch anger. Shock over the ignorance of the quote and anger over the injustice of it being used to slander Ann Romney. There’s controversy over whether she actually said this, but my thinking is that it doesn’t matter. Even if her words weren’t these, her and her husband’s sentiment is in line with this thinking. Romney is the current embodiment of the war against women, and if he is elected, we will get a return to the 50s.