“Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode. This year, let’s all come together – Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street – to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. Because I firmly believe when women succeed, America succeeds.”
That Mad Men joke got a lot of applause and social media love last night. And so did the President’s next point, about how women hold a majority of low-wage jobs, and how we must raise the minimum wage. So who’s going to be the first right wing columnist to jump on the phrase “when women succeed, America succeeds” and denounce the President as a sexist, and claim that the President is waging a war on men? It’s only a matter of time, right?
Chloe Angyal had “take a shot any time Biden pulls focus” in her drinking game rules last night.