On a talk show following President Obama’s State of the Union address, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul addressed a growing problem in the country not addressed by the president. That is to say the problems men are increasingly having in competing with the female counterparts.
“This whole sort of war on women thing, I’m scratching my head because if there was a war on women, I think they won. “ He went on to explain that, “the women in my family are incredibly successful. I have a niece at Cornell vet school, and 85% of the young people there are women. Law school, 60% are women. In med school, 55%. My younger sister is an OB-GYN with six kids and doing great. I don’t see so much that women are downtrodden. I see women rising up and doing great things.”
Well, readme would just like to extend a hand to Rand Paul’s niece and his younger sister. Their successes are exactly what women need to shake them out of their self-pitying stupor. So what if most women only make 77 cents to the man’s dollar? So what if the GOP with Paul at the frontlines is campaigning against health plans that include access to birth control pills and against access to safe abortions? We aren’t so downtrodden. In fact we’re practically doing the trodding!
“ In fact, I worry about our young men sometimes because I think the women are outcompeting the men in our world…” continued Paul. “The women in my family are doing great. That’s what I see in all the statistics coming out. I have, you know, young women in my office that are the leading intellectual lights of our office. So I don’t really see this, that there’s some sort of war on women that’s, you know, keeping women down. I see women doing great and I think we should extol that success and not dumb it down into a political campaign that somehow one party doesn’t like women or that. I think that’s what’s happened. It’s all been for political purposes.”
I mean no one can argue against the facts. Women are going to college. More women than men. 57% of college students are women (at most colleges, not CMU. Good luck, guys), and the pay gap is shrinking for millennials so that women in our generation make almost 93% of what the men make. With Cornell graduates like Paul’s niece taking over colleges, women have little to complain about.
And these statistics apply for all true American women. And by true we mean women with college educations, not the one in three women that live in poverty, the two in three minimum wage workers that are women or black and hispanic women that only make 64 cents to the man’s dollar.
Women like our classmates at CMU don’t have to worry. Women graduating with an MBA make $250,000 a year. We should remember that the supposed “War on Women” hurts men most of all, struggling to support the cost of birth control pills and the increase of minimum wage on their $400,000 salaried MBAs. We should at least be providing free viagra therapy.