For far too long, progressives, liberals, and feminists have waged a terrible war on women by playing on their fears and manipulating their insecurities. If you can convince someone for long enough that they are inferior, that they are vulnerable and need protection, they may well capitulate and allow you to dictate to them how they should think, feel, and live.
For decades, Democrats have failed to offer real solutions to create opportunity and growth for women and families, and have instead chosen to hide behind the lie of the gender wage gap and encourage a mentality of victimhood and entitlement among generations of young women. Solutions offered by Republicans are instantly and incessantly attacked. It’s not because these policies fail to solve the problem, but because they dangerously infringe upon the left’s dominance over women and create an existential crisis which threatens their political stranglehold on “women’s issues.”
The question, then, is this: if the gender wage gap is a myth, a lie Democrats and their leftist allies have been repeating ad nauseam for decades as a means of oppressing and controlling women, what else have they been lying about? What else have they been hiding? What else have they been using as tools of manipulation? Reproductive issues? Education? Childcare? The list goes on and on, and it becomes unsurprising rather quickly to find that beneath their rhetoric lies little more than an ingrained policy of deception designed to keep women in the thrall of Democrats.
Thankfully, truth is stronger than lies, and the truth about the gender wage gap can set women free from the oppression of the forces of leftism.
In this fantastic video from the American Enterprise Institute, AEI’s Christina Hoff Sommers exposes the lie of the gender wage gap, especially the fact that a multitude of factors are not considered in its calculation: differences in occupation, job tenure, and hours worked per week. When these factors are actually taken into account, the gap narrows to the point that it vanishes.
The gender wage gap is an artificial problem, one which liberals attack with artificial solutions that are only meant to produce artificial results. It is no surprise, then, that after fifty years of claiming that the gender wage gap is such a problem, the left has yet to solve it.
Vladimir Davidiuk | University at St. Thomas | @VladDavidiuk