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White House Adviser Who Opposes Paid Leave, Equal Pay Now Working On Women's Issues

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Stephen Miller, senior adviser to  the President is now working on women’s issues in the White House despite having once forcefully argued against paid maternity leave and equal pay legislation, according to unnamed White House officials cited in a Politico report Thursday night. An op-ed he wrote in 2005, “Sorry feminists,” claimed that the gender pay gap is a myth because  because men work longer hours, choose higher-paying jobs and take on more dangerous work.“The pay gap has virtually nothing to do with gender discrimination. Sorry, feminists. Hate to break this good news to you,” he writes, even though'  there is research that shows that a pay gap remains, even after you control for the fact that women-dominated fields pay less than male-dominated fields and that women may take longer breaks from the workforce.'

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