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Watch Rachel Maddow Punch A Sexist Republican In The Face With Her Brain

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Rachel Maddow entered the den of shallowness that is "Meet The Press", and stood up for reason and sanity. In return she got some condescending sexism delivered by a GOP talking head. If you Google Republican Alex Costellano, you'll learn he actually is sexist Alex Costellano.

by on May. 1, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:09 PM

 lol....nice...what EXACTLY were you saying here?? these them brains you speak of?

Quoting asfriend:

"She" is a an activist masquerading as a journalist - actually I luv brains, rarely she them used anymore.

 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on May. 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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I was being politically correct . LMAO

Quoting asfriend:

 

Quoting numbr1wmn:

I can't STAND her!


Wait!

That's a her?


numbr1wmn
by Nikki on May. 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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Maddow isn't a journalist AT ALL!  She is an activists and a commentator not news or even newsworthy.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 lol....nice...what EXACTLY were you saying here?? these them brains you speak of?

Quoting asfriend:

"She" is a an activist masquerading as a journalist - actually I luv brains, rarely she them used anymore.

 


Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on May. 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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Quoting imamomzilla:

 Great article...here's a highlight on #7:

The earning power of young single women has surpassed that of their male peers in metropolitan areas around the U.S., a shift that is being driven by the growing ranks of women who attend college and move on to high-earning jobs.

In 2008, single, childless women between ages 22 and 30 were earning more than their male counterparts in most U.S. cities, with incomes that were 8% greater on average, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released Wednesday by Reach Advisors, a consumer-research firm in Slingerlands, N.Y.



 

 

Male counterparts aged 22-30- working in the exact same position within the exact same Co.? I know lots of young, female nurses who make more than their male spouses/counterparts, but they do not work in the same profession or have the same education or skill sets. No, a 22 yo male working at SB's is not going to earn the same as a 22yo female nurse working the night shift in a hospital.

samurai_chica
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Only a few of us women who were laid off were lucky enough to get on unemployment. I was the last to get laid off, so i was kissing ass for a little while to try and keep my job, but it didn't last. Some of the ladies who were working less than a year, didn't qualify for it. And most of the women were not working full time, they also did not qualify for unemployment. I believe they hired them part time for that reason. But on an hourly basis, they were still paying the women much less to do the same jobs that these men were doing.

I never thought to file a lawsuit. I don't have it in me to make the time or effort for it. And now, i don't think i could gather enough evidense to prove i was right anyway. Many women who try, never win though because there are so many ways to get around it. I did think "woah, that's fucked up"...but at the time i was loyal to them, because they paid for my healthcare & paid me what i thought was a decent wage. But, you're right that the business is going under. This does make me smirk a little...i always felt so screwed by them. I hear it's on a dawnward spiral. Not sure if it's because of the economy, or because of their ridiculous way of doing business. But, when i worked there...i remember thinking that it was crazy they were still afloat. I honestly think the owners got greedy.

That place was the worst...i worked for another company that were not such douche bags, but they still payed men a little more than women. But, not by much. I know cause i did their payrole too.

Quoting Mamawto4:

 If your accounting of this company is correct, then take consolation in the likelihood of this company going out of business very quickly.  If you are correct, this company is making very costly business decisions.

According to you the company fired 12 women to keep a few higher paid men.  Then hired another 6 women, which they then laid off.  If the few men, were able to do the job of these 18 women, then the company made great business decisions, and the men deserved every penny they were paid.  But that is unlikely.

Unemployment compensation is paid for exclusively by the employer, and the cost to the employer is directly related to the percentage of employees who are fired or laid off that collect the compensation.  Any company who hires and then lays off so many people would see their costs for unemployment raise.  The company essentially is paying women not to work by doing this.  That is bad business.

If the company is hiring men at a premium wage, who are only doing the same work as the lower paid women, then they are just paying more for the same thing.  That is bad business.

If the company is blatantly discriminating against women and this is common knowledge, then they will have to pay out in lawsuits.  That is bad business.

So, if you are correct, this company will be out of business in the very near future.

Have you or any of the 18 women filed a lawsuit against the company?  It sounds like you would make a very compelling witness since you were told directly about such discrimination.

 

Quoting samurai_chica:

I don't give a crap about systematic studies. I have personal experience in the matter & i don't think it's fare. I think if a man or women are working the same position, their salary should be the same.

This woman who left the company has no clue that she was getting paid less, many people don't know because it's against company policy in many places to discuss your payrole with other employees. There are ways around it.

I don't think unemployment has anything to do with payroll discrimination. As another poster stated, women are more likely to get laid off than men. Which I believe is also true. For that same company i worked for, instead of lowering the pay for some of the lucky men, they laid of 12 women. I was one of them. It doesn't make sense to me...instead of offering fair pay to make up for losses, or laying off a few of the dudes who were making much more than the rest, they just fired a bunch of women so they could continue to afford paying the men. It all has to do with the big male balls that own the company. The only woman that still works there when i did is having an affair with the owner.

After they fired us 12 women, they hired 6 new women without proper education who they are now paying less than what i made i later found out. One of them comes to my yoga class. She no longer works there either, all of them were also laid off after only a year. 

This is their thing.They hire women for cheap then lay them off.


Quoting Mamawto4:

 According to the studies, this is not a systemic problem.  An exception can always be found for every rule.  Fortunately the women working for these organizations have recourse if they can prove the discrimination.

And, employers hiring people that save them labor costs isn't something isolated to women either.  We see this with illegal immigrants all the time.  We see this with companies relocating overseas.  And we are seeing it right now for nearly everyone in this depressed economy.  A job that would normally pay $10-$12 an hour in a robust economy will only hire in at minimum wage right now.

If this was a systemic problem, then we would expect the unemployment rate for women to be close to zero.  But rather right now men's and women's unemployment rates are equal, with men actually finding work faster than women. 

Quoting samurai_chica:

I have worked payrole in a few large companies. All of them payed the men A LOT more than they payed the women. Maybe some companies no longer do this, but many still do. Because they're allowed to. The last company i worked for called Contract Harware (not a hardware store) payed men more than 1/2 for the same exact position. While one lady working there with more experience was only making 35k when she left, the man who took her place was offered 70K.

My boss there even told me once that they like to hire women because they can get away with paying them less. This still happens all the time & i have experienced it more than a few times in my life.


 


 


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