Gender Bias: Joe Biden

Gender BiasI’m continued to be surprised that the Democrats push this meme that not having to work, and therefor live off the labors of someone else, is a good and noble thing.   Perhaps the notion forwarded by Republicans that at the base of liberal policy is the idea that we need to create more Democrat voters.

Anyway, Joe Biden was at it again:

“How many of you are single women with children, in a dead-end job? You’re there because of your health insurance,” Biden said. “You would rather have the opportunity to spend the next couple of years with your child until they get — if that was your choice — until they get into primary school.”

Biden said because of Obamacare that women will now be able to make an “independent choice.”

“You’re now trapped in that job because if you leave, you lose your health insurance. Now you’ll be able to … make an independent choice,” Biden told “The View.” “Do you want to stay in that job and still have health insurance, or do you want to … stay in that job, even though you can get health insurance absent that job? And it gives women a great deal more freedom.”

Forget the fact that he’s advocating the idea that working is somehow a state of “lesser freedom”, a notion that is reprehensible.  But how does Biden get away with the gender bias implicit in his logic?  Why is it that only a woman would feel trapped by a job and wanna stay at home with the kids?

Why wouldn’t a man in similar circumstances want the same freedom?  Or, for that matter, why restrict to single moms?  Why not allow for the fact that anyone would wanna quit his job in order to live off the fruit of someone else’s labor?


One response to “Gender Bias: Joe Biden

  1. When I clicked on your supplied link, I found that Biden’s message was given to “The View”. I will assume that there was a mostly female audience for the show. In that context, I understand why he would direct his message to woman. I can’t fault him for that.

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