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23 Ways Feminists Have Made The World Better for Women

23 Ways Feminists Have Made The World Better for Women

Commented May 1, 2014 at 10:54:54 in Women

“For a bit of balance to the 23 ways:

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/
New Yorkers Dance Their Opinions On Equal Pay For Women On 'The Tonight Show'

New Yorkers Dance Their Opinions On Equal Pay For Women On 'The Tonight Show'

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 20:02:05 in Comedy

“I'm a Republican.

You will NOT read this, because you are too afraid:

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/

JaneX1917 on May 2, 2014 at 03:35:16

“Ha haha, no, I won't read your link because I DO NOT bow to manipulation. "...you are too afraid!" as if we are ignorant hotheads with something to prove to you, a complete stranger whose opinion of us we could not care less about. Really, really mature! Lol.Have a good one ;)”

Teresa Pontillo on May 1, 2014 at 11:37:02

“I read it. MRA sites dont count”
7 Ways The Beauty Industry Convinced Women That They Weren't Good Enough

7 Ways The Beauty Industry Convinced Women That They Weren't Good Enough

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:26:23 in Women

“Glad you brought up these sexists, especially Catharine MacKinnon. See:

"Catharine MacKinnon: Reduced to Redundancy" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/catharine-mackinnon-reduced-to-redundancy/
7 Ways The Beauty Industry Convinced Women That They Weren't Good Enough

7 Ways The Beauty Industry Convinced Women That They Weren't Good Enough

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 17:19:47 in Women

“Women are beauty objects, men success objects. Your point?

How did that happen? Glad you asked. Women focus on beauty and men on success solely because of the long tradition of men taking the courting initiatives (approaching women and asking them out, etc.) and women waiting to approached.

Over time, women began using makeup and other beauty enhancers to beat the competition. Men approached and "sold" themselves as successful or on the way, to escape rejection.

For a comprehensive look at what I think is the sexes' most alienating and destructive behavioral difference, see:
"The Sexual Harassment Quagmire" at http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/the-sexual-harassment-quagmire/

UnitedStatesOfTara on May 2, 2014 at 18:27:20

“Nope. So much wrong- where to start?

Well, first of all, cosmetics are not new, nor have they ever been limited to women. Both genders used eyeliner and other cosmetics in Ancient Egypt. Men of the Germanic "Barbarian" tribes of the Iron Age used hair gel (made from plant resins) and had elaborately braided and knotted hairstyles. Modifying your physical appearance is a human thing, not a female thing.

You appear to be projecting your own cultural values onto the whole of humanity through the ages. Men have not always been "success objects" and women have not always been "beauty objects". In some cultures, it is reversed. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-12215138

Your link has not one single citation and it is affiliated with the Manosphere- a fetid cesspool of regressive misogyny.”
MSNBC's Lousy Ratings Prompt Joe Scarborough To Lash Out At CNN

MSNBC's Lousy Ratings Prompt Joe Scarborough To Lash Out At CNN

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 08:34:02 in Media

“Re: "Mika does a disservice to women when she acts that way around Joe. It's just weird to watch."

This should cheer you up:

"Mika Brzezinski Rebukes Joe Scarborough For Expressing His Feelings"
http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/mika-brzezinski-rebukes-men-for-expressing-their-feellings/
Sandra Fluke: There Is A 'Misunderstanding' About What's At Stake With Equal Pay

Sandra Fluke: There Is A 'Misunderstanding' About What's At Stake With Equal Pay

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 14:21:17 in Politics

“HuffPo wage-gap commentary no. 8,498 -- just this year.

Like HuffPo writers, Fluke has a misunderstanding about why the gender wage gap exists.

See "Does the Ledbetter Act Help Women?" malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/will-the-ledbetter-fair-pay-act-help-women/

If millions of wives are able to accept NO wages, millions of other wives, whose husbands' incomes vary, are more often able than husbands to:

-accept low wages
-refuse overtime and promotions
-choose jobs based on interest first, wages second — the reverse of what men tend to do
-take more unpaid days off
-avoid uncomfortable wage-bargaining (tinyurl.com/3a5nlay)
-work fewer hours than their male counterparts, or work less than full-time more often than their male counterparts

Other dynamics that help set the stage for a wage gap to be created:

-Far more men than women link their self-worth to their net-worth.
-Far more women than men seek spouses with a high net-worth (hypergamy)
-Far more single women than single men ask prospective dates, "What do you do?" And (because of hypergamy) they listen more closely to the answer.
-Far more women than men expect their spouse to be the primary provider who will give them the option of staying at home to raise the children, while the spouse raises the income that pays her to raise the children.
-Far more women look at a prospective spouse as an "employer" who will pay them to stay at home when they choose to do so.”
13 Common Words You Are Probably Mixing Up

13 Common Words You Are Probably Mixing Up

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 08:52:46 in Fifty

“Nancy, it's so nice to hear from someone who knows grammar! (I at one time wanted to be an English teacher.)

I agree, but "between him/her and I" seems to be on its way to becoming the norm, even -- gasp! -- among many of those who ought to know better. It still sounds like fingernails on chalkboard to me!”
13 Common Words You Are Probably Mixing Up

13 Common Words You Are Probably Mixing Up

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 18:20:00 in Fifty

“Off topic somewhat:

The word "me" is disappearing. For some years now, even sophisticated, educated people everywhere, on radio and TV, have been uttering such horrid statements as:

"Between him and I..."

"She asked John and I if we'd like to go"

"Would you like to go the movies with Sandra and I?

What's happening to "me"!!!”

beyondliberal on Apr 18, 2014 at 13:47:30

“"All right" has become "alright".
I can still hear Sister Judith Therese pontificating about that one.”

beyondliberal on Apr 18, 2014 at 13:45:22

“People often substitute the reflexive "myself" for "me". "...between him and myself".
They also use nominative and objective cases improperly; "Me and her are leaving" vs."she and I are leaving".”

Dr Drew on Apr 18, 2014 at 00:36:09

“Remember the ad, "Where're you at?"”

Dr Drew on Apr 18, 2014 at 00:34:15

“MePod, MePhone, MePad,”
Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 13:39:25 in Politics

“Re: "providing women with equal pay for equal work would deter their chances of finding a “suitable mate”"

Schlafly is right to a degree. Many women still do prefer to marry up. That cannot be denied.

But things, they say are a-changing. Today's possibility is tomorrow's expectation.

As it becomes more and more possible for women to succeed, more and more men will acquire the expectation of success in a prospective date and partner. They will reject secretaries, clerk-typists, etc. In just a few more years, women will feel the success pressure that men have always felt. This will speed up the closing of the gender wage gap.

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/

This may be hard to read by feminists who have never heard the male side to the gender story.”

Grinling Gibbons on Apr 16, 2014 at 14:13:49

“Why would it be hard to read for feminists? The only people hung up on this idea that money is the predictor of marital stablity are anti-feminist conservatives!

My millennial generation sons have never dated, not once, a woman who wasn't serious about her career aspirations. It's not a matter of money, since some were financially successful and some weren't, but about the fact that young men regard dependent women as clingy, lacking in character and personally underdeveloped. The last thing they want is to be chained to a woman with no goals, talents, self respect or independence.

And as for my daughter, I would consider sending her into the world without a profitable career as the cruelest, most irresponsible kind of parenting possible. Having an independent source of income for life is the suit of armor without which no person, male or female, can ever hope to find either security or fulfillment in this life.”

BigDogMom on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:55:15

“Jerry, how old are you? Times they HAVE changed, many of the younger generation, even within my own generation and I'm in my mid 50's, you will find don't agree with your "success pressure" or "marrying up" as you put it....things are more open now, the younger generation now looks beyond the monetary. There is no pressure to "marry up" and I have found in my life time that those woman who do "marry up" usually wind up in divorce court because they married for one thing only....money...and many of these kids today are the children of these broken marriages.”

seawillow on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:52:31

“Insightful comment.”
Best Tweets: What Women Said On Twitter This Week

Best Tweets: What Women Said On Twitter This Week

Commented Apr 13, 2014 at 16:45:24 in Women

“Re: "(exceedingly infuriating) news, the Paycheck Fairness Act failed"

The news would not infuriate you if you were receptive to a view you're resisted:

In general, women not only live longer and enjoy better health than men, who die sooner and at a higher rate of the 12 leading causes of death, they also control most of consumer spending and most of the nation's wealth. Soon they will control even more.

"Over the next decade, women will control two thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history. Estimates range from $12 to $40 trillion. Many Boomer women will experience a double inheritance windfall, from both parents and husband." -http://www.she-conomy.com/facts-on-women

Does this sound like the oppressed group that Obama and the Democrats would have you believe women are?

I suspect that many if not most of pay-equity advocates think employers are greedy profiteers who'd hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it. Or who'd move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money. Or replace older workers with younger ones for the same reason. So why do these same advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/

essence021 on Apr 14, 2014 at 09:26:29

“Your argument does not make sense. If women are the majority of the consumers, wouldn't you want to pay us MORE so we can stimulate the economy and help businesses? I thought that was what the right wanted? Hmm?”

Angie Totsch on Apr 14, 2014 at 09:05:59

“The problem with your theory is that we retire at the same age. If we live longer, shouldn't we make MORE than our male counterparts so that we don't have to rely on the public assistance benefits that so many Republicans demonize?”

Karl Hildebrand on Apr 14, 2014 at 09:02:12

“You have a stilted, uneducated, misogynistic world view. Evolution has left you behind.”

14Olivianoffsinger on Apr 14, 2014 at 01:50:05

“So, you're saying I should be paid less because there are women who inherit money and live a long time. Really? I'm a teacher, and just because the teacher next door has a penis, I should get paid less. (thousands less by the way.) I have no rich family or husband to inherit from, like most women. Plus, who says I'll live longer? Especially considering in my life time, I'll make over 400,000 less then my penis owning co-worker. Though, who knows, maybe all of the money stress of raising my daughter for less than I deserve will have the ulcers and my heart boiling extra hard. Quit making ridiculous assumptions that have no grounds in reality, to make yourself feel better. If you think I have it so easy, wanna check some pay stubs?”
Obama Slams Female GOP Candidate Who Said Women Don't Care So Much About Equal Pay (UPDATE)

Obama Slams Female GOP Candidate Who Said Women Don't Care So Much About Equal Pay (UPDATE)

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 16:13:50 in Politics

“Here's one of countless examples showing that some of the most sophisticated women in the country choose to earn less while getting paid at the same rate as their male counterparts:

“In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.” ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm

A thousand laws won't close that gap.

In fact, no law yet has closed the gender wage gap — not the 1963 Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, not Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, not the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, not affirmative action, not the 1991 amendments to Title VII, not the 1991 Glass Ceiling Commission created by the Civil Rights Act, not the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act, not diversity, not the countless state and local laws and regulations, not the thousands of company mentors for women, not the horde of overseers at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and not the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which is another feel-good bill that turned into another do-nothing law (political intentions disguised as good intentions do not necessarily make things better; sometimes they make things worse).... Nor will a "paycheck fairness" law work.

See why:

"Does the Ledbetter Act Help Women?" at http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/will-the-ledbetter-fair-pay-act-help-women/

sherrybb on Apr 10, 2014 at 16:34:14

“You are not comparing apples to apples. We are not comparing someone who works part time with the full time worker!”
Sheryl Sandberg On Battling Stereotypes Of Powerful Women At Work -- Even After <em>Lean In</em>

Sheryl Sandberg On Battling Stereotypes Of Powerful Women At Work -- Even After Lean In

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 10:33:22 in Women

“Believe it or not, there is a different view to much of what you said:

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/
Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 09:54:52 in Politics

“What was the result of your lawsuit?

Yes, there is a wage gap:

"Women’s 77 cents to men’s dollar: What it really means" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/womens-77-cents-to-mens-dollar-what-it-really-means/

one voter on Apr 8, 2014 at 09:57:41

“I am not reading your link - but tell me why when two people are hired for the same position and one has more experience and education and gets paid less it is usually a woman.”
Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 09:46:28 in Politics

“Excellent point:

"Did society's unfair treatment and loathing of blacks keep slave owners from using them over workers you'd have to pay?"

May I use it in:

"Will the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Help Women?" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/will-the-ledbetter-fair-pay-act-help-women/

Matt Keto on Apr 8, 2014 at 13:52:00

“You don't need my permission. This is a public forum. Don't misrepresent what I said or quote mine me and you're good to go.”
Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 09:44:53 in Politics

“This will be hard to read:

"Women’s 77 cents to men’s dollar: What it really means" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/womens-77-cents-to-mens-dollar-what-it-really-means/
Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 09:44:00 in Politics

“I suspect that many if not most of women's advocates think employers are greedy profiteers who'd hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it. Or who'd move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money. Or replace older workers with younger ones for the same reason. So why do these same advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

First, read: "Does the Ledbetter Act Help Women?" at http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/will-the-ledbetter-fair-pay-act-help-women/

Then:

"Feminists don’t want you to know how women help create the wage gap: Women 'want rich husbands, not careers'" http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/what-feminists-dont-want-you-to-know-women-want-rich-husbands-not-careers/

Excerpt:

“By the late 1990s, the proportion of women who were 'marrying up' had almost doubled to 38 percent. Similar patterns are seen across much of Europe, the US and Australia. Hakim said many women did not want to admit that they were looking for a higher earning partner. They even keep the fact secret from the men they are dating, Catherine Hakim said.””

lijebailey on Apr 9, 2014 at 21:49:49

“What does that have to do with equal pay for equal work? So some women like to marry for money. Men do too, you know. I'd love to have a rich husband, myself. If only Anderson Cooper would return my tweets . . .”
Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 09:40:49 in Politics

“Re: "Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts"

Let's revise that biased title: Conservatives Push Back Against Ineffective Equal Pay Legislation

Here's what the Democrats don't want anyone to know about women and the wage gap:

In general, women not only live longer and enjoy better health than men, who die sooner and at a higher rate of the 12 leading causes of death, they also control most of consumer spending and most of the nation's wealth. Soon they will control even more.

"Over the next decade, women will control two thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history. Estimates range from $12 to $40 trillion. Many Boomer women will experience a double inheritance windfall, from both parents and husband." -http://www.she-conomy.com/facts-on-women

Sound like an oppressed group in need of yet another equal pay law?

Here's one of countless examples showing that some of the most sophisticated women in the country choose to earn less while getting paid at the same rate as their male counterparts:

“In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.” ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm

A thousand laws won't close that gap.

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/

Streit Rhoades on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:21:18

“Dinobot.”

tinsldr2 on Apr 8, 2014 at 09:54:26

“I had a female Doctor when I first got out of the Military. My insurance company paid her the same per visit as a male Doctor. She was good until she had her baby. She cut way back on her hours working about 20 hrs a week and after about a year I found a new make doctor because it was to hard to get seen by her for my diabetes

If you compare her pay to my full time male Docs pay she makes less then him now on a yearly basis”
White House: Minimum Wage Hike Will Help Close The Gender Wage Gap

White House: Minimum Wage Hike Will Help Close The Gender Wage Gap

Commented Mar 27, 2014 at 09:25:26 in Politics

“Why doesn't Obama use pen and phone to increase ALL women's pay to, say, $50 per hour, or at least enough to close the wage gap and be done with it?

Here's what the president, who desperately needs the female vote, doesn't want you to know:

In general, women not only live longer and enjoy better health than men, who die sooner and at a higher rate of the 12 leading causes of death, they also control most of consumer spending and most of the nation's wealth. Soon they will control even more of the nation's wealth.

"Over the next decade, women will control two thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history. Estimates range from $12 to $40 trillion. Many Boomer women will experience a double inheritance windfall, from both parents and husband." -http://www.she-conomy.com/facts-on-women

Sound like an oppressed group?

Obama also doesn't want you to know that he operates under the apex fallacy. "The apex fallacy is the idea that we use the most visible members of a group to make generalizations about the entire group; i.e., we see prominent men at the top of the pyramid and think all men are doing well, when in fact there are a great many at the bottom of the pyramid, too." -Alison Beard, a senior editor at Harvard Business Review: http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hbreditors/2013/03/whats_worse_glass_ceilings_or_glass_cellars.html

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality”
http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/
Greg Abbott Says He Would Not Sign Lilly Ledbetter-Like Fair Pay Bill

Greg Abbott Says He Would Not Sign Lilly Ledbetter-Like Fair Pay Bill

Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 09:59:43 in Politics

“The Ledbetter Act is another empty promise of "something for nothing" to get the female vote.

One example of why women average lower pay:

“In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.” ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm

A thousand laws won't close that gap.

In fact, no law yet has closed the gender wage gap — not the 1963 Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, not Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, not the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, not affirmative action (which has benefited mostly white women, the group most vocal about the wage gap - tinyurl.com/74cooen), not the 1991 amendments to Title VII, not the 1991 Glass Ceiling Commission created by the Civil Rights Act, not the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act, not diversity, not the countless state and local laws and regulations, not the thousands of company mentors for women, not the horde of overseers at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and not the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act....

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality”
http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/
11 Ways Mainstream Porn Misleads Women About Sex

11 Ways Mainstream Porn Misleads Women About Sex

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 10:59:25 in Women

“Well said, Warren! You may like this:

"The Sexual Harassment Quagmire" at http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/the-sexual-harassment-quagmire/

It's a comprehensive look at the sexes' most alienating and destructive behavioral difference.”
11 Ways Mainstream Porn Misleads Women About Sex

11 Ways Mainstream Porn Misleads Women About Sex

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 10:55:09 in Women

“One more point re "The reality is porn has become another way for men to impose unrealistic and unhealthy body images on vulnerable girls."

Do you mean the male owners of porn sites imposing these images on "girls"? Girls should not be visiting porn sites. What about the female owners of porn sites? Why else are you comparing "men" and "girls"? Do you consider women "girls"? If so, in your mind, you've taken away women's agency to be themselves. Please explain the statement.”

Grinling Gibbons on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00:35

“I use the word girl because I'm talking about GIRLS. Porn is 24/7 ubiquitous now, sir, if you haven't kept up. It's hitting kids when they're still just little and permanently altering their development. And no, it's not a simple matter to keep them safe from it.”
11 Ways Mainstream Porn Misleads Women About Sex

11 Ways Mainstream Porn Misleads Women About Sex

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 10:40:25 in Women

“Re: "When men are expected to visit the wax salon twice a month to get stripped clean - back, sack and crack - then this will be an egalitarian issue."

How come I've heard of this only from you?

Re: "The reality is porn has become another way for men to impose unrealistic and unhealthy body images on vulnerable girls."

And your study verifying this is located....where? Describe a "vulnerable girl." How do men impose any women without her permission? When a woman accepts what a man is "imposing," what is her pay-off?

Life's hard lesson: NO ONE DOES ANYTHING WITHOUT A PAY-OFF, REAL OR IMAGINED, IMMEDIATE OR DELAYED. Practice living this for just a month, and you'll see how liberating it is.

Re: "It makes them MORE apprehensive and insecure about sex, and reimposes the idea that male demands should dictate sexual behavior between the genders at all times."

I repeat: NO ONE DOES ANYTHING WITHOUT A PAY-OFF, REAL OR IMAGINED, IMMEDIATE OR DELAYED.

What you call "male impostions" are actually men's requests in the vacuum of women's historic passivity.

"The Sexual Harassment Quagmire" at http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/the-sexual-harassment-quagmire/

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women's Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality”
http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/

finebettysays on Mar 14, 2014 at 23:09:42

“"men's requests in the vacuum of women's historic passivity." Now that's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.”
The Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States, Shows Study

The Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States, Shows Study

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 10:23:42 in Women

“Thus far at HuffPost, 6,435 reports on the gender wage gap -- just this year!

Commenter Deborah Cox says, "We keep seeing these facts and figures."

And we'll keep seeing them because, to address her complaint that she'd like to see something done about it, nothing can be done about it until HuffPost and others all the way up to President Obama stop politicizing the wage gap and portraying women as victims. Which means, as I say, nothing can be done about it.

It also means it's pointless to point out such examples as this:

“In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.” ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/03/26/bil10326.htm

A thousand laws won't close that gap.

That's because women's pay-equity advocates, who always insist one more law is needed, continue to overlook the effects of female AND male behavior described in:

"Does the Ledbetter Act Help Women?" at http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/will-the-ledbetter-fair-pay-act-help-women/

LoveToBead on Mar 16, 2014 at 18:48:45

“Just wanted to point out that the link you posted, http://www.amednews.com/article/20120326/business/303269974/1/, was titled "More doctors work part time, flexible schedules". More-meaning male and female. Why-because they can and it is something both sexes want. Article was not about pay equity or equal opportunity, but about both sexes in this profession having a choice about in regards to schedules.”

giftsthatpurr on Mar 15, 2014 at 00:03:35

“Too, too funny. A link from an MRA site. Never fear, the Conservatives hate the Lily Ledbetter Act and use your argument against it. They fear it (which is why we know it DOES help women, otherwise why would they care if it was passed?)”
Vulnerable Dems Decry Failed Launch Of Health Care Website, But Offer No Solutions

Vulnerable Dems Decry Failed Launch Of Health Care Website, But Offer No Solutions

Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 08:56:57 in Politics

“You may like this, Brian:

"People respond to incentives, although not necessarily in ways that are predictable or manifest. Therefore, one of the most powerful laws in the universe is the law of unintended consequences." -From the book "SuperFreakonomics"

Hint:

"Chelsea Byers of Flagstaff is insured for the first time in her life through Healthcare.gov and couldn’t be more pleased. She might even go skiing for the first time, now that any injuries from an accident would be covered." -Arizona Daily Sun, January 21, 2014 - http://azdailysun.com/news/local/15ee088c-80d9-11e3-b40d-001a4bcf887a.html

That in mind, see:

"Obamacare: Making a bad situation worse"
http://relevantmatters.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/obamacare-will-make-a-bad-situation-worse/
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