Oklahoma Representative: Women Don’t Want to Work As Hard As Men
Ladies, I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but apparently, you are lazy. At least, according to Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern, who last week debated against affirmative action reforms because she believes it is unfair to men, who obviously work much harder and deserve better jobs and pay.
Via The Frisky:
“Women usually don’t want to work as hard as a man. Women tend to think a little bit more about their family, wanting to be at home more time, wanting to have a little more leisure time. I’m not saying women don’t work hard. Women like … to have a moderate work life with plenty of time for spouse and children and other things like that. They work very hard, but sometimes they aren’t willing to commit their whole life to their job like a lot of men do.”
But at least Kern is kind enough to say that she believes women are capable of working as hard as men, we just always choose not to because we want to take care of our families, first. When it comes to people of color? Well, they have no excuses at all — they just want handouts.
We have heard tonight already that in prison there’s more black people. Yes, there are, and that’s tragic, it’s tragic that our prisons here in Oklahoma, what are they, 99% occupancy? But the other side of the story, perhaps this is something we need to consider: is this just because they are black that they’re in prison or because they don’t want to work hard in school? White people oftentimes don’t want to work hard in school, or Asians, oftentimes. A lot of times, that’s what happens. I’ve taught school for twenty years, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t want to work as hard, they wanted it given to them. As a matter of fact I had one student who said, “I don’t need to study, you know why? Because the government is gonna care of me.” That’s kind of revealing there. Equal opportunity, not equal results.
People who will definitely work hard? Kern’s next opponent, I hope, because it frightens me that these are the people making laws.