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God created women ‘less ambitious’

God created women ‘less ambitious’

At the end of April, Pope Francis reportedly said that it was ‘a pure scandal‘ that women earn less money than men doing the same jobs.

But Gavin McInnes, an American writer and former co-founder of Vice Media, yesterday declared that the gender pay gap exists because women are “less ambitious” than men and that most would be happier staying at home with children.

In a Fox News interview, McInnes said:

Women do earn less in American because they choose to, They would rather go to their daughter’s piano recital than stay all night at work, working on a proposal, so they end up earning less. They’re less ambitious.

He added:

This is sort of God’s way – this is nature’s way – of saying women should be at home with the kids. They’re happier there.

Attorney and Fox News analyst Tamara Holder who was on the “Hannity” show with McInnes called the comments deplorable, but that didn’t stop him from pressing on.

If you were a real feminist you would support housewives and see them as the heroes and women who work wasting their time.

“Why am I sitting here?” Holder asked at one point. He responded:

You’re making a mistake. You would be much happier at home with a husband and children.

McInnes has a history of making misogynistic comments. Earlier this year, he said on “Hannity” that women shouldn’t go on spring break because they:

Aren’t as strong as men – they can’t even hold their booze as well as men.

And in 2013, he said on HuffPost Live that feminism has made women less happy, and being in the work place has made them miserable.

Women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable. Study after study has shown that feminism has made women less happy. They’re not happy in the work force, for the most part.

Not only is McInnes a misogynist, he’s transphobic as well.

13 responses to “God created women ‘less ambitious’”

  1. carlynot says:

    So how is this guy different from any other right wing ultra religious nut case? More like a poster boy for the cause.

  2. Vanity Unfair says:

    On the other hand, God only created woman after he had had a practice run first to iron out the problems.

  3. AgentCormac says:

    Caveman.

  4. dennis says:

    be assured that I am a feminist sense 1968. if a woman or a man needs to be at the kids recital then its the responsibility of the business to sanction this parenting responsibility. after some 40 years in the corporate world I never saw the corporate world disagree with mcinnes. i believe its more (i did not go to my kids recital so why should an underlining get to go to his child recital.) “self righteousness” exposed.

    another problem now due to women in the work force because a one salary family has not keep up with an equitable income and retirement income for our population and forced both parents to work. one at 76% salary of the other. corporations get to down size salary one over the other. i am still a feminist!

  5. gedediah says:

    I’ve observed that some women are less ambitious than some men. Therefore women are less ambitious than men. What an idiot.

  6. David Lawson says:

    It’s been well documented that women are less likely to engage in wage negotiations. It’s also a fact (from the ONS) that women are more likely to work part-time than men, men are more likely to work overtime, women take more time off than men after having children and women retire earlier.

    Perhaps, just perhaps, that has something to do with this mythical wage gap.

    There is legislation preventing organisations from discriminating based on gender. The fact that they aren’t allowed to do that and there is still a wage disparity suggest that something else is part of the problem.

    I completely agree with equal pay for equal work. However, what seems to being argued for isn’t that.

  7. Laura Roberts says:

    Women have indeed been indoctrinated culturally not to negotiate for things, and legislation targeted at the symptoms (such as the consequent lower hiring rates and lower wages) probably does not eradicate the causes (predominantly a cultural disease, but also mysogyny promulgated by religious bigots like McInnes). Women still have to put up with sexual harrassment in the workplace at an astonishing level, even at so-called “progressive” companies. When someone does attempt to lodge a complaint, they are dismissed as trouble-makers. By and large, men simply don’t have to put up with any of this.

    How anyone can leap to the conjecture that this is somehow a “myth” is beyond me, and perhaps yet another symptom of the underlying problem. Check the research: women simply are not paid equally well for the same work, and often are placed at a severe disadvantage by unspoken office politics.

  8. Stuart H. says:

    The irony of this is that a Neanderthal like McInnes couldn’t even get a job in a modern corporation. Apart from anything else, the smart woman running HR would weed him and others with no social skills out before the first round of interviews, probably before going to her daughter’s piano recital then going on to network with other successful, well organised people who can bring more work to her company, rather than knuckle-dragging losers crying into their vodka whose only hope of employment is 5 minutes on the Fox network.
    He also makes a basic mistake, even Pappa Fred was simply pointing out that women and men should be paid the same rate for the same job. That’s an entirely different thing from choosing to go home when it’s done (because you actually have a life), plus the reason some women may not choose to spend all night working on a proposal is simply because they’re smart and organised enough to have done it earlier in the day, and quicker.

  9. David Anderson says:

    “… women take more time off than men after having children …”

    Yeah, when men have popped out those pesky little babies they go straight back to work.
    Fucking MRA.

  10. jay says:

    Sometimes ideology causes people to be pushed into an irrational position. Allowing equal rights for women is essential. Expecting identical results is absurd.

    We are mammals. Almost universally, female mammals (and primates) ARE substantially less territorial and agressive than males (for good evolutionary reasons). The only way we would not expect this is to suddenly ignore the core principles of evolution and argue some kind of special creation.

    We are mammals, we are primates, and our core behaviors do not get overwritten by a few decades of ideology.

    Now, of course, there is a lot of variability and it’s only right that any person who wants to play the business game never be restricted on account of gender…. however it would be inexplicable to expect humans to escape the basics of biology.

  11. Trevor Blake says:

    In the quoted article, we learn: “Francis’s message on Wednesday was also in line with another influential aspect of Catholic teaching on gender found in John Paul II’s work, on the ‘complementary’ natures of men and women.” So men and women are identical and interchangeable and at the same time and in the same way different and distinguishable. Thus the traditional and the nontraditional followers get to hear what they want to hear and the coffers remain full. And while Francis the Talking Pope wags his jowls for equality for women outside the RCC, not a peep about women clergy in the RCC. Play all ends against the middle and throw in some magic words – presto! Religion!

  12. Trutherator says:

    The biggest mouths for pay equality are the biggest hypocrites. As Senator, Hillary Clinton paid her women employees 72 percent what she paid the men. Similar hypocrisy holds in the White House of the Barary Hussein Obama administration, and in Nancy Pelosi’s Congressional office staff.

    The new Pope in Rome is hypocritical as any of them. Blasting the governments of the world for neglecting the poor, note that he has not ordered a fire sale of the hundreds of billions of dollars worth of the Vatican’s assets.

    Some nuns told a good friend once that was the reason for the two-month Pope back when, he had plans to use their wealth to help the poor. He also sent out a missive to archbishops and higher that there would be a Christian youth movement OUTSIDE “the” Church that would reach people for Christ “the Church” could never.