09 April 2012

Glenn Grothman knows what women want: less money than a man.

And so on.

And really, the more people who read everything Glenn says, the better.

Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repealed Because "Money Is More Important For Men" | Care2 Causes

Over at the Daily Beast, Michelle Goldberg  writes a detailed account of the repeal and the effect it will have in the state.  Goldberg also interviews Republican state senator Glenn Grothman, who was an enthusiastic fan of repealing the law.  According to Grothman, not only is there no actual pay gap between the sexes, if there was one it wouldn’t matter anyway.  After all, men need money more than women do, since they have families to support.  “You could argue that money is more important for men,” he told Goldberg.  “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.”
Grothman’s views on women in the workplace is very 1960s sitcom to start with, but his understanding of breadwinning is even more so.  Many families have two breadwinners, as both partners either chose to or have to both be in the workplace.  And the majority of families lead by just one parent have mothers at the helm.
Then again, when asked about his source for his figures that prove there is no wage gap between the sexes, Grothman stated it was Ann Coulter.  That’s sound research to base legislation on.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/wisconsin-equal-pay-law-repealed-because-money-is-more-important-for-men.html#ixzz1rahHftuz


Lowry99 said...

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll4wgjwL7n1qbiueao1_500.jpg - occurs to me that Grothman looks like Garrett from Community.

melinda_morgan@att.net said...

Wow, how very helpful for the weaker gender to depend upon their stronger more motivate menfolk to determine wage parity...uhm oops...that was too big a word for a mindless female...uhm to help us understand what sort of wage we women need when we are not barefoot and pregnant.How VERY proud Mr. Grothman's constituency must be...the narrow minded, misogynistic, retrograde morons who support him...oh my...too many big words for you fellas again. Good luck mindless lemmings...today this person has women in his sites...tomorrow it may be you!

Anonymous said...

Wow, how fortunate we weak womenfolk have a spokesman who understands the true nature of wage parity...oh uhmm...too many big words for for a weak-minded female. How VERY lucky his constituents are to have someone who truly understands the needs of women (when they are not barefoot and pregnant)...misogynistic,anachronistic lot that you are...oh my...too many big words again fellas? Good luck lemmings, and do remember that today he seeks to victimize women...tomorrow it might be YOU. Injustice has a way of spreading.

kathy kempen said...

He obviously lives in another dimension. What an idiot. Do the Republican women in his district agree that the should not be paid the same wages as men? If they do then they are idiots as well.

Clementine said...

Ok, so Grothman has never married and is childless (thank God for that!) and is rumored to live with his mother? or is that last one speculative only? In any case, he's childish in his approach to legislating and solving society's problems with his simplistic and wrong information. He's wrong a lot, I noticed when he was recently on Fourth Street Forum.