Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) wants women to know that the whole concept of wage discrimination is all in their heads:
“It’s an underreported problem,” Grothman told The Daily Beast, “but a huge number of discrimination claims are baseless. Most of them are filed by fired employees, and really today almost anybody is a protected class.”
[...] Grothman dismisses the idea that the original legislation was even necessary. He said that the Equal Pay Enforcement Act imposed an untenable burden on businesses, and that the reason women make less than men in the workplace has less to do with bias than with women’s decision to prioritize child-rearing over their careers.
[...] According to The Daily Beast, “A 2007 study by the American Association of University Women found that college-educated women earn only 80 percent as much as similarly educated men a year after graduation.”
After ten years in the workforce, the gap opened to 12 percent.