Republicans are claiming that they support equal pay for women, but the party’s recent actions tell a different story.
The claim comes in this tweet from the Republican National Committee (via the Huffington Post) marking Labor Day, the holiday meant for celebrating the American worker by issuing hollow political statements that don’t really add up.
EXCUSED ME?!?!? No but really, EXCUSE ME? This, from the party who regularly goes on cable-news tears about how mommies make different choices and deserve to get paid less? And the people who parrot Libertarian hero Milton Friedman saying it’s better for women to get paid less? They FILIBUSTERED the Paycheck Fairness Act. They routinely muddle the argument by saying women choose lower-paying fields than men, conveniently ignoring that the statistics on equal pay are about wages for the SAME work.
"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."
"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."
"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."
"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."
Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.
And as several others have pointed out, those photos were NOT “leaked.” They were stolen and disseminated against their owners’ will.