State Rep. Helena Moreno (D-New Orleans) sees women as apparently nothing but victims of a mythical gender wage gap that has been debunked by economists for decades now, or at least that’s the sentiment she gave in a recent interview.
Moreno spoke with the News Star to explain how apparently, women in the state of Louisiana are treated terribly, citing the “gender wage gap,” which the Hayride has debunked, though no mainstream media outlets have questioned feminist dogma on the issue.
“I’ve always known the way women are treated is a terrible problem, but it wasn’t until Kenny’s amendment and the failure of the equal pay bill that I knew I had to step up and take a bigger leadership role,” Moreno told the News Star.
Moreno is of course, referring to a laughing-stock amendment, designed to kill the original legislation that would have regulated the age of strippers, which regulated strippers’ weight.
Feminist-aligned lawmakers like Moreno, though, didn’t take the amendment lightly, so now she has started a #ItsNoJoke campaign, which is geared towards what the media is now calling “women’s pay equity.”
Why has the media rebranded what has always been known as the “gender wage gap” to “women’s pay equity?”
Mainly because the Hayride and others have started calling out the mythical feminist lie after it has been used to demonize men and make women into victims.
Though, we’ve explained 100 times how the gender wage gap is a myth, we’ll gladly explain again for Moreno, who has not cited any economics-based studies to back up her claims:
The figure that there is a $17,000 pay gap between men and women in the state of Louisiana comes from the feminist advocacy group, the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF).
The NPWF is just one of many feminist-aligned organizations that pushes inflated and wrong gender wage gap figures, which economists have been debunking since the 1970’s.
The alleged gender wage gap t has been debunked by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), CONSAD Research Corp, Time Magazine, the Bureau of Labor Stastics and that’s only a few.
In a CONSAD Research Corp report, the data clearly states the fact that the supposed “gender pay gap” where women earn 66 cents to every man’s dollar is simply the difference of all women and men working full-time.
That conveniently excludes all of the choices men and women make while working in the workforce. Like the fact that women tend to work more part-time jobs than men. And women tend to leave the workforce more often than men. And men and women choose vastly different occupations, despite efforts by feminists to get more women to work on oil rigs and chemical plants (only because it’s fair!).
The data is so obvious that even TIME Magazine pointed it out.
Even the Bureau of Labor and Statistics points out that there appears to be, on the surface, a wage gap between men and women, but that it only looks that way because wage data does “not control for many factors that can be significant in explaining earnings differences.” Those factors include hours worked. Men work significantly longer hours than women, according to the BLS.
Another economist pointed out that women are far more likely to choose majors in college that significantly pay less than majors that men choose. Of the ten lowest-paying majors in college, only one of them is majority male. Of the ten highest-paying majors in college, one one is majority female.
None of this data is addressed by Moreno.
Of course, Moreno is trying to score political points by pushing the gender wage gap myth, as she says she will eventually start a political action committee (PAC) called “It’s No Joke,” and even claimed that she’s been told to “go back to the kitchen.”
“Ninety percent has been positive, but there have been a few ‘go back to the kitchen’ comments,” Moreno told the News Star.