What Wage Gap? Everything Wrong With HuffPo's Feminist Video Starring Kristen Bell...
The Huffington Post recently released a video with Kristen Bell about the wage gap. Yep, people still buy that load of ideological dirty diapers. If you aren't familiar, said diaper trash is the idea women get paid 77 cents on each dollar a man makes. (see Michael Caine Blasts Hollywood 'Gender Pay Gap'. And It's Perfect). It's wrong, but that's beside the point. Feminists believe it's true, so take your facts and shove them up an orifice of your choosing. Depending on your gender preference.
HuffPo decided to do something about the "gender pay gap" by making a "funny" skit. Extra emphasis on the quotation marks. You know, to avoid legal issues. False advertising and whatnot.
The first episode of Huffington Post's new video series Celebs Have Issues is out and features Kristen Bell showing American businesses how to cut labor costs without resorting to outsorcing. It turns out there's an enormous, untapped source of cheap labor right here in the United States: women! At 77 cents on the dollar, women are a bargain - and... women of color are even more economical.
What better way to bring attention to a "serious issue," than by making light of it, right? One can't help but wonder if perhaps feminists don't even take themselves seriously... Not that I'd blame them (see BlackLivesMatter Feminist FREAKS Over 'Hugh Mungus.' Claims 'Sexual Harassment!!').
Also, way to perpetuate the "women aren't funny" stereotype, HuffPo. That's not very feminist of you.
Firstly, I've said it before and I'll say it again: no. That about sums it up. Do businesses hoodwink women by paying them less than men? No. Because if businesses could cut costs by 23% simply by hiring women? They'd all be doing it. To hear Bernie tell it, corporations are driven by their incessant, poor-people-hating greed. So why wouldn't they be cutting corners in every way possible in order to save money? Why isn't Walmart employing all these cheap female workers? Because they hate women so much...they'd rather eat the cost in order to run a boys' club?
Yeah, not so. Also, notice how they got Kristen Bell to star in this video? She's super-duper not Lena Dunham. HuffPo picked a pretty, successful, blonde, well-groomed, size 2 lady (who's also married with kids). Instead of a typical feminist sea cow. Let that sink in. #BeautyStandards
We've debunked the myth of the wage gap before (see Feminist "Equal Pay" Arguments Debunked... THOROUGHLY!). But this? It debunks itself. Women don't get maternity leave? Tell that to every woman who's ever gotten maternity leave. Throw a rock and you might hit one. But I'd suggest not throwing the rock, it's a metaphor. While we're on the subject, ever notice how men don't get paid time off to go be dads? Sort of like they don't get free tampons, birth control, and lower car insurance rates? Maybe that's because men's suicide numbers are much higher. One doesn't have to worry about giving men free stuff if they're dead.
I was really hoping this didn't need saying, but Ms. Bell here is making me: maternity leave isn't an equality thing, it's a special treatment thing. Not to say that women shouldn't get maternity leave... But stop chalking it up to equality or inequality. It's not equality. It's a perk. Okay? Enough already.
Also, feminists? Stop using the "77 cents on a dollar" argument as a last ditch effort at making your movement relevant. It's not accurate, it's not a thing, you're wrong, and your au naturel pit hair is still gross. The end.
But here's the big encore: WOMEN WANT TO BELIEVE THE PAY GAP IS REAL. We've debunked it time and time again. The feminists keep insisting it's real. No. NO. NO!
Why do the feminists want the gender pay gap to be real?
That's always the key question that gets lost. Is there any other conclusion to draw here, with their incessant shrill cries that it is, despite evidence it isn't? Because women want to excuse their crappy decisions on the patriarchy. They want to blame someone for their failures. But that's not right, ladies, nor is it strong. If you're not making much money in your field, look in the mirror. Maybe, just maybe, you're the problem. Poor performance? Always missing work? Constantly bitching about things that aren't real? Picking a field which isn't in demand, and therefore doesn't pay as well as a high risk job? Or maybe you're disregarding a job because you can't pin on your Pinterest board? It's you! Shut up already, you're annoying me.
Need more convincing? Peep the video below.