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Phyllis Schlafly: Make Gender Pay Gap BIGGER Because Men Don’t Want Well-Paid Wives

Staunch anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly doesn’t see the problem with the gender pay gap in this country – except, maybe that it isn’t large enough.

In an op-ed for The Christian Post, Schlafly makes the case that closing the pay gap would not be a good thing because then more women will be “unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate.” So, you know, just keep your low standards right where they are.

Schlafly writes that “women typically choose a mate who earns more than she does. Men don’t have the same preference for a higher-earning mate.”

She goes on to say “while women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap.”

Schlafly continues, writing “Suppose the pay gap between men and women were magically eliminated. If that happened, simple arithmetic suggests that half of women would be unable to find what they regard as a suitable mate.”

That’s right ladies, if you want to make more money, you’re likely going to end up miserable and alone. But Schlafly defends her comments, saying “obviously, I’m not saying women won’t date or marry a lower-earning men, only that they probably prefer not to. If a higher-earning man is not available, many women are more likely not to marry at all.”

Sure, and “probably prefer not to” is more than enough reason to deny half this country economic equality.

She concludes by saying “the best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.”

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  • diablodejalisco

    wow, good thing most women are not like her or women would still not be able to vote. gotta love the way republicans think. what a joke.

  • peggyleven

    Hey, granny! Sit down! Time to go to the nursing home.

  • George O’Hagan

    To quote either Mark Twain or Clarence Darrow…I’ve never really wished anyone dead, but there are several obituaries I’m looking forward to reading.

  • Birdie Golden

    So, she must also assume then that all women are married, all women are married to men, and all women married to men, are married to a-holes?

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  • Beverly Brown

    Happiness is finding her face on a Milk carton.

  • Sharon Harkey

    Ask your great granddaughters what they think about that. Do women a favor and just stop talking.

  • Billybob207

    Please tell me this happened in 1914…please.