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Debunking Feminist Myths - The Gender Pay Gap

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Economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute

Best payed jobs with gender distribution

On the days they worked, employed men worked 53 minutes more than employed women.
Why you do not have to join modern feminism

Women, you are by no means obligated to join the feminist movement. What feminists are doing today is nothing compared to the real triumphs of feminism in the past. Do not let feminists bully you into joining.

The feminist movement has had a recognizable three stages so far. First wave feminism was for gaining the same legal rights as men such as voting (though with some sketchy methods). Second wave feminism was known for fighting for equal pay for equal work (that’s right, it was already handled years ago), and reproductive rights. Third wave feminism is completely different. With much less to fight for in 1st world countries, modern feminists have started grabbing at straws, calling basically everything sexism.

Modern feminism is known for using outdated or poorly made studies to justify their hatred for men as well as their ignorance to what really goes on in 1st world countries such as the United States. Studies with biased data gathering such as the 1 in 4 statistic (1 in 5 and 1 in 6 since they continue to make things up). They have contributed to the false assumption that women are the majority victims (in 1st world countries) concerning violence, hardships, and social inconveniences, while at teh same time assuming that men do not have to worry about these things and are the cause. Modern feminism fights to close male abuse shelters despite men being the majority victim of violent crimes and male victims of domestic violence being arrested themselves despite being the victim, and having their attack swept under the rug and not properly documented. Modern feminism protests and prevents men from talking about their own problemsassuming that these meetings are misogynistic. But let’s get away from this for a second. 

The main argument for feminism is that it’s for equality. As you can see above, that is highly questionable. But the other argument used by feminists is that you owe them and must join feminism. They make comments such as “you owe them for your fight to vote” and “you might as well be living in the 1950’s”. It is them taking credit for what feminists did in the past to justify their terrible behavior. Now, if you need some help in figuring out why you don’t owe them, consider this: In the past, the republican party actually fought to have slavery abolished, this was largely due to the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Abraham Lincoln was a republican. 

Now I ask you, does this mean that black people of today owe republicans today for the actions of people in the past? Should all black people be obligated to be republican now? Many will point out how the current GOP as well as conservative republicans have been known to discriminate against people who are not Caucasian. They are known for suppressing rises in the minimum wage for the poor, refuse to fund health care for those in need, and continue to aid those of the wealthier class. Their actions clearly differ from republicans of the past who fought for equality and freedom. While many republicans today claim that their political party is about freedom and furthering the American dream, (just like feminism claims to be for equality), their actions say otherwise. A woman saying that you rejecting modern feminism means you want to go back to the 1950’s is like a republican telling a black person that if he doesn’t vote republican, he must want to go back to being a slave. No.

You may claim “not all feminists are like that” or “not all republicans are like that” and you would be correct. However, it is the many bad feminists and republicans in power who are changing laws and spreading hateful messages through false and biased studies. And you as a person have chosen to side with them. Unlike being a man, being any race, or being any sexual orientation, being a feminist and republican is a choice. A choice that (I would like to assume) came with research on your part about their recent actions. If you choose to join a group that does these things and choose not to call them out on their sexism or racism, or even worse, if you choose to join them in spreading hate, then you are just as bad as them. 

You, as a woman, are no more obligated to join the modern feminist movement than black people are to voting republican. I repeat, YOU DO NOT OWE THEM. Feminism does not have ownership over the word ‘equality’. You can seek better lives for people as a whole without feminism, and with modern feminism going the way it’s going, you are honestly better off fighting for equality in a different way.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. Do your own research. If you find a statistic to be a little unbelievable, check out where it came from and how they even got their data. If it’s sketchy, if the study was biased or misinterpreted, feel free to not go with the crowd. You don’t have to agree just because others agree. After all, Feminists want you to think for yourself right? 

And before I go, please take a look at what the modern feminist movement has done recently as well as what they don’t want you to know.

Please visit the sources shown here here here and here, just as a starting point. 

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The #EqualPay Myth

The point is that buzzphrases like #equalpay don’t have to be rooted in reality as long as there are enough people screaming it loudly enough.

Steven Crowder is quickly becoming one of my favorite pundits.

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Ever told someone that they ‘throw like a girl’? Watch this video and find out how sexist that comment is.

It is a general opinion that boys are better than girls at physical activities (like throwing a ball), without any evidence as to why. MythBusters finds out that cultural and social influences are to blame. 

Girls are able to throw just as well as boys, if only given the chance to develop those abilities. 

Respect girls. Respect women. Respect all.

Give females an equal chance to participate in sports.

Fight for Gender Equality. 

Gender Equality Is a Myth!

Gender Equality Architecture Reform (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sexual equality symbol Català: Símbol de la igualtat sexual 한국어: 양성평등을 상징하는 문양(심벌). 남성을 상징하는 창(♂)과 여성을 상징하는 거울(♀)이 한데 합쳐져 =(equal)을 이루고 있다. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gender Equality Is a Myth!

Gender Equality Is a Myth!

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Gender Wage Gap

The reason the gender pay gap is b.s. is not because it is a myth, though it is. I’m going to pull “that” card and whip out a handy dandy dictionary definition. Myth: an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution. The keyword here is unproved.

The gender pay gap will probably always be unproven, just as it will probably always be widely believed in, and therefore forever a myth. The reason I say this is because there are too many different factors to be accounted for which all vary occupation-to-occupation.

Since many residents of the United States have attended some form of educational institution let us use our common knowledge of the expectations, duties, and roles of teachers. Using this knowledge, we can determine a few of the variables we must account for when investigating discrepancies in wages granted to male versus female teachers.

Do they teach at a public or private school? What grade level do these teachers teach? How many students do they teach? What subject do they teach? What degree do they have? How many years have they taught? How many years have they taught at this school specifically? How many classes do they teach? What kinds of classes do they teach; such as honors, gifted, special education, and so on? Do they coach any sports or sponsor any clubs?

This only touches on the surface of factors to consider. Other occupations will have different factors, and they all must be accounted for individually, as these are the types of things that go into a person’s salary.

The 23 cents gender pay gap doesn’t even begin to consider any of these factors.

So if the wage gap says nothing of pay discrimination in the workforce, what will? I believe the Equal Pay Act of 1963 speaks volumes. If you ever feel you are the victim of illegal pay discrimination, you should make like the Equal Pay Act and speak volumes about the injustice being inflicted upon you. We already fought and won this battle. To continue “speaking out” following the lead of such actors as Patricia Arquette and Barack Obama is counterproductive, ignorant, and is to spread dangerous misinformation.

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“However, despite these gains the raw wage gap continues to be used in misleading ways to advance public policy agendas without fully explaining the reasons behind the gap. The purpose of this report is to identify the reasons that explain the wage gap in order to more fully inform policymakers and the public.” 

http://www.consad.com/content/reports/Gender%20Wage%20Gap%20Final%20Report.pdf

“While the BLS reports that full-time female workers earned 81% of full-time males, that is very different than saying that women earned 81% of what men earned for doing the same jobs, while working the same hours, with the same level of risk, with the same educational background and the same years of continuous, uninterrupted work experience, and assuming no gender differences in family roles like child care. In a more comprehensive study that controlled for most of these relevant variables simultaneously—such as that from economists June and Dave O’Neill for the American Enterprise Institute in 2012—nearly all of the 23% raw gender pay gap cited by Mr. Obama can be attributed to factors other than discrimination. The O’Neills conclude that, “labor market discrimination is unlikely to account for more than 5% but may not be present at all.””

“These gender-disparity claims are also economically illogical. If women were paid 77 cents on the dollar, a profit-oriented firm could dramatically cut labor costs by replacing male employees with females. Progressives assume that businesses nickel-and-dime suppliers, customers, consultants, anyone with whom they come into contact—yet ignore a great opportunity to reduce wages costs by 23%. They don’t ignore the opportunity because it doesn’t exist. Women are not in fact paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men.” 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303532704579483752909957472

“Despite the trends of recent decades, women remain less active in the labor market than men.”

“The labor force participation rate of adult women (age 20 and older) was still significantly lower than that of adult men, 61 percent versus 75 percent in 2009. Moreover, on average, women at every educational level and at every age spend fewer weeks in the labor force than do men.”

“The differences between men and women in labor force attachment are much smaller among those with a college degree or more education.” 

“In 2009, on the days that they worked, employed married women age 25–54 spent less time in labor market work and work- related activities than did employed married men in the same age group—7 hours and 40 minutes, compared to about 8 hours and 50 minutes.”

 “Historically, women have been more likely than men to work part time (less than 35 hours per week). In 2009, 24 percent of employed women (age 20 and older) worked part time, compared to 11 percent of men.”

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/Women_in_America.pdf

WOMEN IN THE INDIAN NAVY (and INDIAN ARMED FORCES)

WOMEN IN THE NAVY (AND DEFENCE SERVICES)
Gender Equality is a Myth
Musings of Retired Military Veteran
By
VIKRAM KARVE

Women Officers have been in the Indian Navy for 25 years now – enough time for “settling down”, “acclimatization”, “gender integration” etc.

It is high time women officers are given permanent commission and inducted in all branches of the Indian Navy and deployed on ships,…

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L'Edito: Is Gender Equality Really a Myth?

L’Edito: Is Gender Equality Really a Myth?

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I had a pretty heated discussion with a friend of mine last Sunday. When I sent her my usual “Happy Women’s Day” emphatic message, the cold response I got left me stunned. “I don’t celebrate Women’s Day”, she coldly replied. “It’s a myth, just another way to to victimize ourselves and celebrate the fact we have so much left to do.” Huh? She wasn’t the…

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