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ON EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN

First of all, one of my traditions in life is to never watch the Oscar’s. It is one of the most boring shows on TV. Of course, Hollywood is not one of my favorite environments. I do know that actress, Patricia Arquette, when she was on the podium, started shouting about equal rights and equal pay for women. And from what I also understand, actress Meryl Streep, sitting on the front row was up and down like a jack-in-the-box cheering everything Ms. Arquette was saying.
I’ve said many, many times that there are laws against discrimination, including in setting pay rates. Also, there are so many factors in setting pay rates that it’s just not right to make sweeping assumptions with a few examples.

According to Rush Limbaugh, there is a reason for women making less than men in Hollywood. It’s not sexism, racism, bigotry, etc. Women in Hollywood don’t make as much as men because they are not as big a box office draw as men. This is according to a report that Rush was able to obtain. So, there you have it, it’s the free market. It’s about money, maximizing profits, and capitalism. These are things that liberals hate and Hollywood is supposed to be almost solidly liberal, except for a few heretics. And that means Hollywood is tolerant and strives for equality everywhere, doesn’t it? Free market and profit maximization in Hollywood? How can that be? It’s only us selfish, racist, bigots that believe in the free market and are continually striving to create wealth.

Guess this unenlightened oaf just doesn’t understand.

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