Feb. 23, 2015

Hollywood Blames Constitution for Pay Gap

Women don’t get equal pay in America, says actress Patricia Arquette, and she blames the Founders. “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” Arquette said in her Oscar acceptance speech. “It’s time to have wage equality once and for all. And equal rights for women in the United States of America.” The supposed pay gap has been largely discredited, but never confuse a liberal (especially one from Hollywood) with facts. Worse, Arquette went on to blame the men who fought to secure Liberty and who authored our Constitution. “It’s inexcusable that we go around the world and we talk about equal rights for women in other countries when we don’t have equal rights for women in America,” Arquette lectured. “And we don’t because when they wrote the Constitution, they didn’t intend it for women.” In the Heritage Foundation’s Guide to the Constitution, Tiffany Jones Miller explains, “Contrary to popular belief, the United States Constitution of 1787 is a gender-neutral document. Throughout the original text, the Framers refer to ‘persons’ – as opposed to ‘male persons’ – and use the pronoun ‘he’ only in the generic sense. The word ‘male’ did not even appear in the Constitution until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868.” In other words, Arquette suffers from something common to men and women on the Left: ignorance.

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