Ugh, Dionne from Clueless, why do you always do this?
Stacey Dash, impressively youthful and ageless though she is, says a lot of gross things. Like that time she said rape victims are “bad girls” who “like to be naughty.” Or just today when she told Meredith Vieira that wage inequality is an excuse.
“It’s an excuse. Stop making excuses. If there are opportunities, seize them. And be prepared for them. And be the best, if that’s what it takes,” she said on The Meredith Vieira Show. “If you have to be extraordinary, be extraordinary.”
That’s super neat and inspiring, Stace, but as a lot of extraordinary women know, no matter how extraordinary you might be, a man just might be getting rewarded more for it. Luckily, Vieira was not having it, pointing out that women on average make just 70 cents on the dollar for every man and that her daughter, who is 22, won’t see wage equality until she’s well into her 60s. Dash has her own opinions though. Undocumented, incorrect ones.
“I don’t know if that’s true,” she said
“That’s true, that’s documented,” Vieira said, probably rolling a second set of eyes she has hidden somewhere so no one actually sees her rolling them.
“I know that the numbers are true,” Dash said, “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.”
Vieira then pointed out that she spent most of her life not making the same scratch as her male counterparts, to which Dash replied that she wouldn’t “play victim” to making less money than men.
“If you want to be pissed off about it, then be pissed off about it and work harder for it. But I don’t think us, you know, complaining about it, because there was a law passed that we get paid equal pay.”
And that’s when Vieira shut her right down.
“Except we don’t. But, we don’t. We don’t. We don’t. We don’t.”
Sisterhood hallelujah emoji hands to Meredith Vieira, y’all.