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Katie Hill Demonstrates Prejudice and Hypocrisy

| Opinion | April 18, 2019

by Nickolas Dwork

The congresswoman for CA district 25 (including Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country, Simi Valley, and Palmdale) is Katherine (Katie) Lauren Hill.

Ms. Hill recently took a picture with members of the Alzheimer’s organization and posted it to her Facebook account. But she also co-sponsored legislation making it more difficult to conduct research to benefit those with Alzheimer’s disease. (Her legislation, called the KITTEN Act, makes it more difficult to conduct experiments on cats. In published research entitled “The domestic cat as a natural animal model of Alzheimer’s disease,” Chambers et al. show that cats are especially well suited for studying Alzheimer’s. All animals are already protected extensively by laws preventing their abuse for research purposes; Ms. Hill specifically strengthened laws preventing research that could help Alzheimer’s patients.)

Ms. Hill claims to be an advocate for civil rights. But she voted for the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides a different educational system for girls. Defending her vote, Ms. Hill claimed that women earn $0.80 for every dollar earned by men. Research shows that this is not the case. Most recently, results published by Bolotnyy and Emanuel of Harvard University show that for the same job, women take home 89 percent of what men take home annually only because the genders tend to make different choices (men are more likely to work overtime and take less time off using the Family Medical Leave Act). Ms. Hill, then, shows that she desires wages where women are unilaterally paid more per hour than men. Moreover, whereas previously an accuser would have to demonstrate prejudice in order to have a rightful claim, the Paycheck Fairness Act puts the onus on the employer to show that pay discrepancies are not based on gender.

Ms. Hill voted for the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The original act was called repugnant to the US Constitution by the American Civil Liberties Union for its extreme punishment before conviction. Moreover, the entire act is sexist. By specifically highlighting the atrocity of violence against women, Ms. Hill is condoning violence against men.

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In an interview for thelily.com, Ms. Hill called a fellow congressman “One Minute Man.” And when the congressman (who Ms. Hill would not identify) tried to make light of her obvious gaffe by saying, “I can also be Mr. five-minute man,” she accused him of sexism and told him that it was his behavior that was not OK.

Ms. Hill is working for a world where cats are more considered than those suffering from disease, where a separate and unequal educational system is standard, where women get paid more per hour than men, and where employers are guilty until they prove themselves innocent. I share in the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior; I also dream that one day, each of us will be judged solely by the content of our character. And I hope that Ms. Hill’s tenure in congress ends soon in order to bring that dream closer to a reality.

Nicholas Dwork was born and raised in Canyon Country. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with work specialized in medical technologies from Stanford University in 2019.

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3 Responses to “Katie Hill Demonstrates Prejudice and Hypocrisy”

  1. Paycheck Fairness Act:

    A good number of America’s most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

    “In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.” http://www.amednews.com/article/20120326/business/303269974/1/
    https://archive.fo/uvvqU

    “Hanson noted that 34 percent of women pursuing graduate degrees are in an education field, where the median salary is less than $70,000, while that field attracts only 13 percent of men in grad school. By contrast, men are over-represented in fields like internet technology and business, where median earnings are over $100,000.” http://www.nasdaq.com/article/grad-school-can-be-worth-it-if-you-pick-wisely-20180110-01206

    “…[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelor’s degree from a top school are working full time.” It “is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations’ top ranks.” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/why-women-are-leaving-the-workforce-in-record-numbers/

    “Women Dominate College Majors That Lead to Lower-Paying Work” -Harvard Business Review, April 19, 2017 https://hbr.org/2017/04/women-dominate-college-majors-that-lead-to-lower-paying-work

    “Compared to men, women view professional advancement as equally attainable, but less desirable” http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/09/15/1502567112.full.pdf

    “A study of students graduating from Carnegie Mellon found that 57% of males negotiated for a higher starting salary than had been offered, compared to just 7% of females. As a result, starting salaries of men were 7.6% (almost $4,000) higher than those of women.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maximilian-martinez/important-considerations–in-assessing-the-gender-wage-gap-in-medicine_b_6566762.html

    Both sexes create the gender wage gap. Men help by choosing jobs that pay enough to support themselves, a wife, and children — something that wives rarely do.

    See other reasons the wage gap hasn’t closed after thousands of measures over many decades:

    “Salary Secrecy — Discrimination Against Women?” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/

  2. Typical democrat MOS.,say one thing today and change it up tomorrow. Thank you for pointing out what kind of politician she really is. She along with all the likes of Pelosi and Waters and Nitwit Nusom need to be voted out…ASAP…

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