LAWMAKER IN WYOMING CLAIMS WOMEN SHOULD EARN LESS
There once was a man in Wyoming, who kept all his morals in a bucket… or so the story should go. But one lawmaker in Wyoming claims he thinks women should earn less.
State Representative Gerald Gay who did an interview with Better Wyoming was asked about the pay gaps, and if he believed in them. Which we’re not sure what the question was supposed to prove. It’s like someone saying they don’t believe in thunderstorms, sure, that person might not believe in them, it still doesn’t make them any less real.
Gerard, in his position of the STATE REPRESENTATIVE responded by saying:
“Men and women have different ways of going about taking time off — moms for maternity leave and that sort of thing. Women are always going to take their full maternity leave, and there’s the dependability issue about whether they’re going to show up for things.”
At this point, everyone collectively responded with
‘What in the actual f**k, Gerald’
or that’s how we imagined it in our heads when he claimed women should earn less.
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Can we just point out, that the ‘full maternity leave’ for a business with under fifty employees in Wyoming, with all its bells and whistles, is nada, nothing, an afternoon if you already booked it off? So basically, Gerald is complaining that the women who are off birthing their babies are not working on their time off and that these women should earn less?
Wyoming explains to employers how to treat pregnancy, “This means that employers must treat pregnancy-related conditions the same as they treat other types of temporary disabilities for all employment-related purposes, including leave and other benefits.”
‘A temporary disability’
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And just for fairness, what if a company in Wyoming has over fifty employees? They default to the federal standard of federal law requires only employers with 50 or more employees to grant 12 weeks of unpaid maternity or paternity leave.
Dear old good boy, Gerad didn’t stop there. He went further to explain how mothers ‘misuse’ their sick days, which is their own fault and women should earn less.
Gerard who we are assuming completely skipped the entire biology classes during school and chatting with friends, maybe even just overhearing casual conversations, about how babies are made and women don’t just up and produce a baby by herself. All those fathers who take time off are just helping her out we assume, taking care of home AND work. Knights In Shining Armor.
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