Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Feminist Myth of the Wage Gap

Feminism has planted all manner of myths in the mind of a gullible public.

The myth that 1 in 4 women get raped.

The myth that women don't lie about rape.

The myth that men commit 95% of all domestic violence.

The myth that so-called "deadbeat dads" exist in statistically appreciable numbers.

The myth that if a "male pill" were put on the market, most men would not use it. 

The myth that men are somehow "less verbal" than women.

The myth that men are "out of touch with their feelings." (Hint: Mastery of your emotions does not mean that you are out of touch with your feelings. It means that you are spiritually evolved!)

The myth that men feel threatened by intelligent women. (Personally, I wish there were more intelligent women in the world. Then there wouldn't be so many feminists!)

The myth that domestic violence is the main reason women arrive at hospital emergency rooms.

The myth that men in dramatic numbers batter their wives on Superbowl Sunday.

The myth that a mythical construct called "the patriarchy" oppresses women. 

The myth that traditional, non-feminist women are "internalizing their oppression."

The myth that schoolgirls are "shortchanged" by the educational system.

The myth that men somehow collectively force women to shave their pubic hair.

The myth that anorexia and bulimia exist in plague proportions.

The myth that all non-physical differences between men and women are an artifact of cultural training.

And let's not forget the ever-popular myth that refuses to die -- that women statistically earn less money in the job market due to paymasters willfully not paying them as much as they pay men of equal competence. Otherwise known as the wage gap myth.

Newsflash: The American Association of University Women (AAUW), one of the oldest feminist lobbying groups in existence ("empowering women since 1881") has effectively thrown in the towel on the wage gap controversy, admitting that the accursed gap does not really exist!

All right, then. I link you now to a video by a colleague with whom I have just spent an hour conversing on a variety of topics  --  among others the comparative weathers of Florida, California and Washington state, the political alignments of "traditional" women, and the death of Hugo Chavez:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPnwzTiFszg

You will find that this video covers a range of interesting sources on this critically important feminist talking point. It may serve as a general introduction if you are not quite up to speed in this area.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still can't get over how stupid so many employers are - they can get women to do the same work for half the pay, and still they insist on hiring male workers. It just doesn't make sense.

8:11 PM  

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