Teen Vogue attempted to rally its liberal masses in a political commentary but ended up flat on its face.
Breathlessly announcing that Iceland became the first nation to enact an equal pay mandate between men and women, the publication stated simply, “They made history.”
Okay, do the U.S. next! https://t.co/wL9GABBWmK
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) January 3, 2018
A tweet promoting the article on Wednesday then excitedly called for the U.S. to follow the Icelandic leader.
There was one small problem.
THEY DID. ABOUT 60 YEARS AGO https://t.co/RGDRoP6lYh
— The Cartoon Maverick (@TheCartoonLoon) January 3, 2018
Narrator: They did, it was called the Equal Pay Act of 1963… https://t.co/mfSYpdE9ur
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) January 4, 2018
President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law back in 1963.
Yeah JFK signed that into law half a century before teen vogue existed https://t.co/nPU7hZUvP1
— Agent Midnight Dark-Mind (@Pet_The_Bridge) January 3, 2018
The article quoted Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders who praised the move by Iceland:
“We must follow the example of our brothers and sisters in Iceland and demand equal pay for equal work now, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality. As we fight back Republican efforts to revert women’s rights to second-class, it is important to not lose sight that our real goal is to move forward and expand women’s rights.”
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 2, 2018
The publication went on to assert that “women have almost non-existent protections when it comes to equal pay” in the U.S.
Should somebody tell them? https://t.co/MFEKL71dCR
— Wookiee Rights Activist (@WillardFilmore) January 3, 2018
Twitter users tripped over themselves to respond.
God damn it. We have to keep having this argument over and over because ppl on the Left consistently misrpepresent facts for political purposes. We already have a law in place for this & for longer than many ppl writing for teen vogue have been alive.
— JR (@everlong554) January 4, 2018
Only been that way for decades already 😂😂 https://t.co/7WvGcvVS9F
— Andy (@andyecfc) January 3, 2018
Stick to teaching girls about sex toys, this is way out of your depth.
It is called: “Equal pay act of 1963”. https://t.co/Xl8JoSgVIQ
— I am the Common good. (@KesaraRiku) January 3, 2018
Hey Teen Vogue, the 1960s called. They want their politics back.
Today’s “wage gap” simply reflects that men work longer hours, in more dangerous jobs, and take less time off than women. pic.twitter.com/UHAV24dDkw
— CandidCounterbalance (@TheCandidCount) January 3, 2018
Shouldn’t you be teaching 12 year old girls how to celebrate their abortions and other worthwhile lessons??
— CarolinaConservative (@ShaunaJ1776) January 4, 2018
Imagine my surprise a teen girl’s magazine doesnt know about the equal pay act of 1963. https://t.co/DvUZP7gGXG
— Tom (@MrShitPoster) January 3, 2018
Already been done. Several times, because you people keep crying that it’s still not illegal when there have been several acts to reassure it.
If it gets done again, within 5 years you’ll claim it hasn’t been done. https://t.co/AMvh2vk0e6
— Trendy impractically long username. Also Owl. (@Ustek_Orb) January 3, 2018
Teen Vogue has apparently decided the 60s and the Equal Pay Act never happened. 🙄
A little googling would have helped before they blasted off with the (as usual) out of touch feminist rhetoric. https://t.co/G5XsJ2XcLm
— FactoidFerret 🇨🇦 (@FactoidFerret) January 3, 2018
This is why we laugh at you.
— MetalGearOpz87 (@killerbee2641) January 3, 2018
We dealt with that 2 generations ago. Im not surprised millennials aren’t aware of U.S. history.
— Charles U Farley (@_Chuck_U) January 4, 2018
Facts are hard. It’s ok Teen Vogue, you’ll get it right next time! https://t.co/68xdl84LdI
— Patrick [Patriots 13-3 HFA] (@PJAW92) January 3, 2018