Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

The Globe and Mail

Do we still need feminism? According to many younger women, we do not. For the past few weeks, a Tumblr hashtag campaign called #WomenAgainstFeminism has been stirring up a lot of angst in the Twitter/blogosphere. As part of the campaign, young women submit selfies with handwritten signs that say: “I don’t need feminism because [fill in reason here].” The reasons include things like: “My self-worth is not directly tied to the size of my victim complex!” “I love being an engineer, but I’d rather just be Mom.” “I like men looking at me when I look good.” “Feminism has become a pseudonym for bullying.” And, on a lighter note, “How the [bleep] am I supposed to open jars and lift heavy objects without my husband?”(Continue Reading… )

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Carol Graham and Soumya Chattopadhyay

We explore gender differences in reported well-being around the world, both across and within  countries – comparing age, income, and education cohorts. We find that women have higher levels of well-being than men, with a few exceptions in low income countries.

We explore gender differences in reported well-being around the world, both across and within countries – comparing age, income, and education cohorts. We find that women have higher levels of well-being than men, with a few exceptions in low income countries.

We explore gender differences in reported well-being around the world, both across and within countries – comparing age, income, and education cohorts. We find that women have higher levels of well-being than men, with a few exceptions in low income countries.

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Published on January 21, 2010 by Gad Saad, Ph.D. in Homo Consumericus
For the past several decades, a debate has raged as to whether or not pornography yields deleterious effects at the individual and/or societal levels (e.g., increased negative views toward women; increased rate of sexual crimes against women). In many instances, those who have sought to link pornography to countless ills have been ideologically motivated, as the aggregate scientific evidence hardly supports such conclusions. See chapter 6 of my book The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption (p. 228-235) for some relevant references on pornography. Continue Reading…

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by Daphne Patai

A scathing criticism of political and sexual correctness, this thought-provoking and powerfully argued book is sure to incite debate among all concerned with the legacy and future of woman’s rights.

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Final Report

PREPARED FOR:
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration

PREPARED BY:
CONSAD Research Corporation

The gender wage gap, the observed difference between wages paid to women and wages paid to men, has
been a source of both political controversy and economic research throughout the past several decades.
The gap is commonly measured as the ratio of the median earnings of women and the median earnings of
men, which indicates the proportion of the median male earnings that the median female earnings
represent. When the ratio is calculated for all men and women who are paid wages or salaries, or for all
wage and salary earners who work full-time and year-round, the measure is often called the raw gender
wage gap… (Continue Reading…)

BY DIANA FURCHTGOTT ROTH | OCTOBER 30, 2012 AT 3:45 PM 

Now for the latest salvo in the wage gap myth, a report entitled “Graduating to a Pay Gap” from the American Association of University Women.

Authored by AAUW anthropologist Christianne Corbett and Director of Research Catherine Hill, the press release states that “just one year out of college, millennial women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers. Women are paid less than men even when they do the same work and major in the same field.”

The AAUW recommends passing more pay equity legislation, such as the failed Paycheck Fairness Act, to require firms to provide more information to the government about pay practices and increase penalties for discrimination…. (Continue Reading…)

By : Christina Hoff sommers.
If you believe women suffer systemic wage discrimination, read the new American Association of University Women (AAUW) study Graduating to a Pay Gap. Bypass the verbal sleights of hand and take a hard look at the numbers. Women are close to achieving the goal of equal pay for equal work. They may be there already.

How many times have you heard that, for the same work, women receive 77 cents for every dollar a man earns? This alleged unfairness is the basis for the annual Equal Pay Day observed each year about mid-April to symbolize how far into the current year women have to work to catch up with men’s earnings from the previous year. If the AAUW is right, Equal Pay Day will now have to be moved to early January… (Continue Reading…)