Lizz’s Team Pick:
Rachel Maddow appeared on “Meet the Press” Sunday to discuss the upcoming election. While Maddow was discussing the wage gap between men and women, Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos interrupted her to claim the contrary. Castellanos claimed that women were paid less than men for reasons like career choice and hours worked. Maddow took to her show Monday to prove that, according to the Department of Labor, across professions men are paid more than women for the same work. “In 19 of the 20 jobs that are the most common occupations for men in this country,” Maddow said, “women lag behind what men get paid for doing that same work.” Even Castellanos’s home network CNN sided with Maddow after fact checking. Castellanos looks really dumb on this one.
You can watch the video of Maddow explaining gender based wage discrimination, but you better open a window. This shit is hot.