Fox host Martha MacCallum, in a discussion on pay inequality between the sexes, said that women don’t want to be treated as a special class of citizens — they just want to go to work and get paid. None of this “equal work for equal pay” nonsense. According to MacCallum, women already receive compensation that reflects what they are worth.
Joined by Tucker Carlson and Alan Colmes, McCallum meekly led the charge into battle against the misconception in the most telling way possible: she let the man do most of the talking for her, and chimed in only to support him. Colmes attempted to introduce some reason and facts into the debate but they were largely ignored.
After introducing statistics that show that women make $713 per week while men earn $869 per week, MacCallum, with the help of Tucker Carlson, did her best to dispel that nasty rumor that society continues the shameful tradition of underpaying women.
Colmes explained that the President focused on the pay disparity because women make 77 cents on the dollar when compared to men, and agreed with the President that we live in a “Mad Men” world with regard to women in the workplace.
Carlson disputed Colmes’ claim, saying that “if you adjust for the time they take off for childbearing,” women make “just as much as men.” Carlson says that the “Republican pandering to women is nauseating.”
After allowing the men to talk for the majority of the segment, MacCallum asked permission to say something, demonstrating how a meek woman should act (apparently). If you thought she might add an impassioned speech about how, as a woman, she feels that the gender pay gap is a serious issue that needs to be addressed, you were absolutely wrong.
“I think most women do not want to be treated as sort of a special class of citizen,” she said. “They want to go every day, they want to get paid for being a professional for doing their job really well, and they don’t want to be treated like some special group of people who have to be given a little special handout just to make sure they’re okay.”
Colmes pointed out that it’s not a special handout — it’s equality, equal pay for equal work. But MacCallum was not going to buy into that liberal equality jibber-jabber.
“Women are paid exactly what they’re worth, Alan,” she said, apparently feeling that 77 cents on the dollar is what women are worth.
Carlson chimed in, saying that women actually make more than men “if you adjust for the time they take off voluntarily.”
Colmes corrected him, “That’s not voluntary. Women get pregnant. Men don’t. That’s not voluntary.”
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