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Sandra Fluke And Her Imaginary Pay Gap

It is discrimination to demand equality where none in fact exists. It is stupidity to see what is unequal and but to say it is equal. Then stupidity is one Sandra Fluke’s calling card, from Puffington Post [1]:

A significant gender pay gap still persists, which is why we cannot be passive as we acknowledge Equal Pay Day. This year, Equal Pay Day is April 8th, which represents how far into 2014 women must work to earn what men did in 2013. While it often feels like our battle for gender equality has come so far, it’s startling to see that women still earn just 77 cents to the dollar that men earn. Women of color are hit especially hard: African-American and Hispanic women earn 70 percent and 61 percent, respectively, of what white men earn. Without any male income in their household, single women and lesbians may feel the pay gap effect all the more. This wage gap costs working women and their families more than $10,000 annually, and over a lifetime that cumulative effect of lower wages jeopardizes women’s retirement security.

From, Daily Beast [2]:

What is wrong and embarrassing is the President of the United States reciting a massively discredited factoid. The 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure, or hours worked per week. When all these relevant factors are taken into consideration, the wage gap narrows to about five cents.

Ms Fluke thinks see is smart enough to serve in the California legislature, but see is too stupid to see beyond a White House talking point.