Even this article posted on a far left website agrees with the state senator:
The sexes, taken as a group, are somewhat different.Women, far more than men, appear to be drawn to jobs in the caring professions; and men are more likely to turn up in people-free zones. In the pursuit of happiness, men and women appear to take different paths.
But here is the mystery. These and other differences in employment preferences and work-family choices have been widely studied in recent years and are now documented in a mountain of solid empirical research. By now the President and his staff must be aware that the wage gap statistic has been demolished.In its 2007 Behind the Pay Gap report, the AAUW admits that most of the gap in earnings is explained by choices.No, Women DonIt does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure, or hours worked per week. When all these relevant factors are taken into consideration, the wage gap narrows to about five cents. And no one knows if the five cents is a result of discrimination or some other subtle, hard-to-measure difference between male and female workers.
I am neither defending nor condemning the congressman...merely pointing out his ACTUAL words. If I cite your words but take them out of context or leave out inconvenient words, you would probably have a problem with that...right?