I’m not sure which part of the interview on yesterday’s Meet The Press is more insulting. When republican strategist Alex Castellanos tells Rachel Maddow that he really “loves how passionate” she is on the topic of women’s pay disparity or when he consistently interrupts her by insisting that women don’t make as much as men because because less women are in higher paying jobs like “science, engineering and math.”
“Listen,” Rachel says, “this is not a math is hard type of conversation.”
Clearly Mr. Castellanos didn’t receive the memo two weeks ago from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a non-profit research organization, that shows women HOLDING THE SAME EXACT JOBS AS MEN make 77 cents to the dollar.
States said Ariane Hegewisch, a study director for the IWPR:
“These gender wage gaps are not about women choosing to work less than men — the analysis is comparing apples to apples, men and women who all work full time — and we see that across 40 common occupations, men nearly always earn more than women.”
The findings were based on earnings data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
We might be the preferred race, but we’re not paid more Alex Castellanos.
I thought Romney was attempting to fight for the female vote? Not like this, sir. Not by patting an educated woman on the head by saying “I love your passion.” I think my father said that to me when I was about five after I wrote something for the first time.
No, this demeaning show of behavior is a clear message about how many republicans see the discussion about women issues. Oh, those sweet ladies, getting their panties in a bunch again. Last time it was over this, and this. This time it’s over money. I really can’t stand being patronized by older men.
Watch Rachel Maddow’s amazing display on Meet The Press below.