Caroline Fayard is the Gloria Steinem of the US Senate race in Louisiana.
Fayard, an attorney from New Orleans, says she will only take 65 percent of the set senate salary because she believes in the mythical and repeatedly debunked “gender wage gap” that is promoted by feminist dogma and the media.
During a campaign luncheon this week, Fayard made the statements claiming that women only earn 65 percent to every man’s dollar in the workforce, according to the Gambit, which reported the gender wage gap as pure fact, something the Times Picayune/NOLA.com recently did.
“I firmly believe you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is,” Fayard said.
“Working mothers in Louisiana pay the same for a gallon of milk as everyone else. Our daughters pay the same for a gallon of gas as our sons,” Fayard continued. “Our economy and families will be stronger when Congress does the right thing by working women.”
However, the figure that there is a somewhat $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), which is not pointed out by the Gambit.
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.
Dissident, conservative female icon Phyllis Schlafly, who famously fought radical leftist feminists in the 1970’s against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), first debunked the gender wage gap in 1982.
Now, dissident feminist Christina Hoff Sommers has repeatedly debunked the issue:
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.
But, Fayard has chosen to deny all of this factual data in favor of the feminist talking points.
Stay with the Hayride for more coverage on Fayard and the gender wage gap myth, as we hope to get a response from her on this statement.