US Chamber of Commerce Apologizes For Misogynistic Blog Post, But Don’t Be Fooled

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 6:30 pm

After getting roundly whacked by basically the entire internet, the US Chamber has officially apologized for its blog post yesterday that suggested women seeking equal pay have a “fetish for money” and suggested women should “choose the right partner at home.” But don’t let it fool you: the US Chamber has for decades advocated in private the very sentiments posted to its public blog yesterday. We just got a look behind the curtain.

 

US Chamber: Equal Pay “A Fetish for Money,” Women Should “Choose the Right Partner at Home”

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 2:05 pm

The US Chamber of Commerce has apparently spent too much time watching Mad Men: in a blog post this morning, Chamber blogger Brad Peck called women’s fight for pay equity to be nothing more than a “fetish for money,” and said women complaining about their pay should focus instead on “choosing the right partner at home.” The Chamber’s Peck also approvingly quoted a post that asked, “Should government force gym-man to share his beautiful babes with couch-potato man?”

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