Hillary Clinton finally responds
What will be her respond???
Hillary Clinton finally responds to Bernie Sanders’ remark that she is condescending to young people. She said she is excited that so many young people are involved in this campaign.
A young girl asked Hillary Clinton while on the campaign trail in Las Vegas. The girl said that: “Will you be paid the same with the boy president if you are elected as president and Clinton response: “Well, I think so.”
The Democratic front-runner told this story to a crowd gathered for a round-table discussion on equal pay sponsored by employer review company Glassdoor last Tuesday morning, which is also the one-year anniversary of her presidential campaign. Clinton as a senator co-sponsored the Lilly Ledbetter Act of 2009 to protect women against pay discrimination and introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act to Congress.
She sought to dispel a few basic myths about the gender wage gap. She also joined some panellists like U.S. women’s soccer team, World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe in honor of Equal Pay Day. She also join the “Make It Work” Campaign co-founder Tracy Sturdivant to talk about cultural biases that result in devaluing women in the workplace. They also talk about on how to hold managers and employers accountable and how boosting the minimum wage and mandating paid leave will help narrow the gap.
Clinton was on an interview over the phone after the event and talked about equal pay in her career. The gender equality in a Hillary Clinton administration is the main reason on why she believes she is tough enough to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Women are often advised to figure out if they are earning enough to discuss their salaries with other men and women. She was asked what she found after comparing notes on her paychecks over the years.
Her first response saying she hopes that more people will begin to address that. She then explained that she learned in the jobs that she had where she stood relative to others who were working with her over the years. She had jobs that were public jobs a few times so the compensation was public information yet in the private sector. She was a lawyer and did not know where she stood in terms of pay at the beginning of her career. She then felt much freer to ask as she got more experience and more confidence about her work and so she did to find out where she stood.
The next question that was asked is does she think that men and women should split the bill on a date since dating as a feminist can be tough.
She believes that splitting the cost on a date has to be evaluated on a kind of case-by-case basis. She admitted she did that many years ago. She also said that she know a lot of young people who even today do because they kind of consider more casual dates or group dates. She thinks we have to be alert to the feelings of the person that you are dating as well.