Goodman: How Conservatives Can Erase the Gender Gap


by John C. Goodman

Source: Roll Call

Republicans are waging a “war on women,” some Democrats say. In conjunction with a White House conference on women, the Obama administration is openly courting female voters and portraying the GOP as a party hostile to female interests.

But conservatives are not at war with women. Further, they can erase the gender gap with a set of policy proposals that empower individuals, expand choice and remove ridiculous government regulations.

The most important economic and sociological change in our society in the past 60 years has been the entry of women into the labor market. Despite this, tax law, labor law and a host of other institutions are still built top-to-bottom on the assumption that men will be full time in the labor market, while women will stay in the home.

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