Stacey Dash to Women: Gender Inequality Is an "Excuse ... Work Harder"
During an interview on Wednesday's 'The Meredith Vieira Show,' Dash said she feels that blaming gender inequality for lower wages is an "excuse."
Actress Stacey Dash isn't buying women's claims about gender inequality in the workplace.
During an interview on Wednesday's The Meredith Vieira Show, Dash said she feels blaming gender inequality for lower wages is an "excuse."
"It's the same thing with race: It's an excuse," said Dash, who is also a Fox News contributor. "Stop making excuses. If there are opportunities, seize them and be prepared for them and be the best, if that's what it takes. If you have to be extraordinary, then be extraordinary."
When Vieira read Dash stats about women earning 78 cents for every dollar men make, Dash replied: "I know the numbers are true, but I feel like your daughter will be able to make as much money as she wants in her life, just like you are. I mean, look at you. The success you have."
"If you want to be pissed off about it, then be pissed off about it and work harder for it," said Dash. "I will not be a victim."
The issue of gender inequality and equal pay has become a popular one, as actresses like Amy Schumer, Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Patricia Arquette and Kristen Stewart all have spoken out about it.