After our current Puppet-in-Chief signed that economically-ignorant Equal Pay Law, I wrote a blog showing why the entire issue of unequal pay for equal work between men and women was a phantom issue.
But now we actually do have some genuine good news for women when it comes to working in a mixed economy (I’m using the term “mixed” here to refer to an economy with men and women—not the traditional Austrian Economics usage, meaning a partially free/partially regulated economy). According to the latest report, because of gender differences in job preferences (you know--the preferences that feminists claim only exist in the minds of male chauvinist pigs), more men are currently unemployed than women. This is due to the "earth-shaking" fact that the sectors that have been hit the hardest during this economic recession—heavy manufacturing, construction, and transportation--are much more disproportionately staffed with men than women.
Say, I have a “great” idea for President Obamanable. Since he has now signed a law that requires men and women to be paid equally for equal work, perhaps he can sign a law that requires all business sectors to employ men and women equally. This way, during an economic downturn, men and women can be laid off equally!