Tuesday, August 16, 2005

"To each according to her gender"

ThinkProgress discusses memos in which Roberts Calls Equal Pay For Women “A Radical Redistributive Concept”:
Their slogan may as well be, “From each according to his ability, to each according to her gender.”
This in response to a move for paying women equally for equal work. By Roberts's standards, it would be appropriate to pay Sandra Day O'Connor 60% of what Roberts would earn on taking her seat. To do less would be "troubling."

To be clear, what Roberts endorsed in these memos was itself taking from each according to his ability and giving to each according to gender, with men getting more. The alternative being proposed was that payment not be according to gender, in short, "From each according to ability, to each according to her work." What a radical concept.

They also have a quote from his high school days which conclusively proves that everyone is stupid in high school. Here's hoping he grew out of it.