In today’s Morning Jolt:
President Obama Reaches Out to Working Moms like Gwyneth Paltrow
[Hollywood star Gwyneth] Paltrow called the president’s push for equal pay “very important to me as a working mother.”
Even Politico couldn’t stifle a chuckle at the irony in her remarks, held at a $1,000 per ticket — $15,000 for dinner — DNC fundraiser at Paltrow’s house:
Gwyneth Paltrow wants President Barack Obama to know: she’s just like everyone else.
She makes $16 million per movie, sure, but that doesn’t mean that she’s not worried about Obama getting equal pay legislation through Congress.
Caleb Howe notes Paltrow’s reference to herself as “a working mother” and adds, “after which the collective guffaw from armies of au pairs and nannies in LA and Manhattan briefly set the planet Earth off its rotational axis.”
Politico helpfully reminded readers of the last time Paltrow discussed her particular difficulties and challenges as a “working mother”, and why they’re so much more difficult for her than non-celebrity moms:
Paltrow took heat earlier this year when, announcing her “conscious uncoupling” from Coldplay singer Chris Martin, she cited the strains on their marriage that she said were “much harder for me” than the average working parent.
“I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening,” Paltrow said then.
There is a hardened cocoon of entitlement, self-absorption, and self-pity around many of our national elites.
Any gender pay disparities at Stark Industries?