The founder of @RepubGrlProbs and producer at the conservative One America News Network gives Moneyish the scoop.
A day without a woman? I’ll pass.
Instead of staying home from work, wearing red, or protesting, I’m heading to the office today and producing a show, just like I do every other day. (I’m a producer at One America News Network. And my boss, also a woman, is going to work too.)
Don’t get me wrong, I understand that women in many parts of the world are treated as second class citizens. But it’s silly for us in the United States to keep shouting that ’women get paid less.’ It’s simple: women choose jobs that pay less. Statistically, women are overrepresented in nine of the ten least lucrative college majors. At One America News, I make the same as my male counterparts and if I didn’t, I’d have grounds to sue because it’s been illegal to discriminate based on gender since the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
I created @RepubGrlProbs in college because as a Republican woman on campus, I was basically a unicorn. I was so surprised when I started getting emails from other young girls who felt just like I did. We let each other know we weren’t the only ones and we built each other up, turning RGP into a platform for right of center political thought from young women.
While I neither voted for Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton, I think the boycotts that have led to retailers deciding to remove Trump-related products are excessive and extreme.
I believe that the Women’s March should embody what they say they stand for, representing all women. This means not alienating those with whom they disagree; whether they’re pro-life or pro-Trump. I also think that the Women’s March should focus their energy on getting more women into fields where we are underrepresented instead of going on and on about boycotting the non-existent pay gap. This might be made harder when women everywhere lose their jobs for just not showing up to work like immigrants did on ‘A Day Without an Immigrant.’
Let’s be clear: Just because I’m working and not participating in the ‘A Day Without a Woman’ doesn’t make me any less of a woman. It’s ridiculous to assume that all women feel exactly the same way about everything. That divisiveness – lumping all women together or pitting them against each other if they disagree – is the real problem.
So my final note to the Women’s March: stop with the double standards and start practicing what you preach.
A hundred years ago, women were treated as second class in America, so I understand the notion of women’s pride. But I also think we’ve come to a point where we’re equal. And if equality is what we’re really after, we should have a month dedicated to men just like we do for women. Right? They may have their moments but they’re great, too.
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