Rachel Maddow Talks About Wage Inequality, Drops Some Knowledge on Republicans

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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.

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  1. It’s worse than the Repugs not believing it- they actually think it’s just perfect. Why, no uppity-woman is EVER worth as much as a man! Are you all on your periods thinking crazy like that? Really! Now, get back in that kitchen and make me a sammich!

    THAT is how Repugs think- and the scariest part? The brain-washed, devoid-of-self-esteem women in that party who go along with the misogyny and smile for the cameras…ugh!

    Rachel- good on ya for exposing those women-hating, women-fearing b*stards

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