2020 Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg’s traveling press secretary confirmed that the Buttigieg campaign pays women more than men.
Nina Smith, Buttigieg’s traveling press secretary, discussed the policy at Politico’s “Women Rule” summit, then tweeted that, “Women are paid 1.11 for every dollar men are paid.”
✅ Women make up 53% of our campaign staff.
✅ Majority women in senior roles.
✅ Women are paid 1.11 for every dollar men are paid. https://t.co/WRaCusbIdX
— Nina Smith (@ninasophia81) October 24, 2019
“The pay, yes, is very intentional. We watch those prices and, you know, we’re constantly keeping track to make sure that we are ending the equal pay gap in our campaign and showing how an administration would be run,” Smith said at the Politico event.
Smith is alluding the mythical equal pay gap that has been debunked many times. The gender wage gap is not a result of institutionalized sexism that feminists claim exists. Instead, the 17.9 cent pay gap comes from women’s choices to work in lower-paying industries.
Women are also more likely than men to take time off of work for the sake of starting a family. Yes, believe it or not only women can give birth, a fact the most radical leftists would like to ignore.
Nonetheless, the Buttigieg campaign is paying women more than men, which counterintuitively is not equal pay for equal work.
“A lot of our plans are oriented that way. And the way our campaign is run is also an example of how that would show up in a Buttigieg administration,” Smith said.
So, the Buttigieg administration will pay women more than men in the name of equality. The logic here doesn’t add up. If the Buttigieg campaign wants to pay women more than they want to pay men, they are not actually working in the name of equality, but rather for the sake of revenge. Revenge for a number that is a debunked myth.