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September 18 2017

Facebook's top woman says men ruining the world

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featuring Carrie L. Lukas

Comments from a female executive at Facebook did not go over well with a conservative women's group.

Speaking this week at the University of the Pacific, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg called for better public and private policies to benefit working moms and dads.

"The truth is," she said at one point, "men still run the world and I'm not sure it's going that well."

Sandberg is the author of "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead."

Carrie Lukas, president of the Independent Women's Forum, says she appreciates that Sandberg is taking about ways to support working parents.

"But it bothers me," says Lukas, "that she seems to be continually trying to pit men and women against each other and kind of blame men for the world's ills."

One issue raised by Sandberg is equal pay. Sandberg says women earn about 79 cents to every dollar their male counterparts make.

"It bothers me that she's parroting statistics that she has to know are misleading," responds Lukas. "Women aren't making 80 cents on the dollar for doing the same work."

According to Lukas, that statistic doesn't take into account the different occupations that men and women choose and the number of hours they put in.

If women want to get ahead and want to earn more, telling them they are earning 80 cents on the dollar for the same work is misleading and not empowering or encouraging.

"That's what I find frustrating," she says. 

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Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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