From The Washington Post:
During a forum at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Chelsea Clinton tossed a question to Ivanka Trump: How will your father promote equal pay for equal work?
“Given it’s not something he’s spoken about,” she told Glamour editor Cindi Leive. “There are no policies, on any of those fronts that you just mentioned, on his website. Not last week; not this week.”
The inquiry came after Ivanka, Trump’s eldest daughter, talked about the gender wage gap during her speech at the Republican National Convention, breaking from the party platform. “Single women without children earn 94 cents for each dollar earned by a man, whereas married mothers made only 77 cents,” she said in a prime-time speech.” Gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy in this country. Motherhood is.”
Her words sparked both praise and skepticism. Never had an advocate for a Republican presidential nominee raised America’s pay disparities to such a wide audience. (She was mostly correct, too: Female college graduates without children still receive lower starting pay than their male counterparts, but motherhood tends to carry a stiffer wage penalty.)
Many conservatives call the wage gap a myth, arguing paycheck differences arise from worker choices, not discrimination. Government interference in the matter, they believe, could slap the face of personal liberty. Liberals, meanwhile, think the issue deserves more federal attention.
Ivanka leapt beyond merely acknowledging the gap. She declared that her father would offer a government solution.
“My father will change the …