A State University System of Florida board member found himself in hot water last week when he took his best guess at the root cause of the gender wage gap — and it wasn't great. According to Politico, the remarks, made by board member Ed Morton, took place at a Tuesday meeting where the university system's board of governors discussed ways to close the wage gap for students graduating from the state's schools. Morton said: "Something that we’re doing in Naples [with] some of our high school students, we’re actually talking about incorporating negotiating and negotiating skill into curriculum so that the women are given — maybe some of it is genetic, I don’t know, I’m not smart enough to know the difference — but I do know that negotiating skills can be something that can be honed, and they can improve." Morton apologized for his blunder soon after the board meeting, according to the Washington Post. “I chose my words poorly," he said. "My belief is that women and men should be valued equally in the workplace." Yes, yes they should.