Susan Estrich is trying to wake up the women of America to the "fact" that women are still grossly underpaid in comparison to men. Larry Elder made this wonderful point yesterday on his show: If this is true, then why dont the same greedy corporate big-wigs who hate the minimum wage so much, simply fire all the men and hire women? Wouldnt there be more money in the pot for themselves in the end? And now that women comprise more than half of all college graduates, shouldnt this be a fairly easy task for corporate execs?
And isnt it interesting that her "solutions" to this problem always seem to involve clever ways of forcing people to do things that nature and circumstance does not otherwise incline them to do: convince more female doctors to go into high paying specialties (rather than work as OBGYNs or pediatricians); or demand higher salaries for those specialties that do not pay as well. That ought to do wonders for lowering skyrocketing medical costs! Sorry, Susan. Im not losing any sleep over this "travesty." Im too worried about the damage of your proposed fixes!