“C’mon now ladies, are you with me on this?” Ann Romney and equal pay
21 April 2012
“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?”
Thus speaketh Ann Romney, the “working mom” (except for how actual working mothers might feel about her definition) at a meeting with the “Moms For Mitt” group yesterday outside Philadelphia, PA, when asked her opinion on Lilly Ledbetter and equal pay for equal work.
According to one source, this statement was followed by an “awkward silence in the air with a smattering of applause”. Romney was “ushered out of the banquet hall and driven back to where her husband was waiting for her.”
Me? I love that final line: “C’mon now ladies, are you with me on this?” [Crickets.]
In not-unrelated news: not a single female director nominated in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Again: it was just two years ago that the same blackout occurred. Out of 21 films nominated. But then, all those lady directors should just depend on their husbands provide for them, shouldn’t they?