GOP State Senator on Gender Pay Gap: “Money Is More Important For Men”

GOP State Senator on Gender Pay Gap - Money Is More Important For MenThere is a gender pay gap in the United States and it’s rather large. Full-time, year-round female workers in the US only make around 77% of what men in the US make and estimates for the discriminatory component of the gender pay gap include 5% and 7% (thank you, Wikipedia). Of course there are lots of excuses bantered about as to why women are getting screwed without getting paid.

But Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman took the cake today on Saturday in an interview with The Daily Beast saying that the root of the pay gap was that women don’t give a shit about money.

You could argue that money is more important for men. I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true.

I hear 22-year-old gold diggers everywhere choking on 80-year-old caviar (what did you think I was going to say?).

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