Since at least 1944, when congresswoman Winifred C. Stanley (R) N.Y., introduced H.R. 5056 (Prohibiting Discrimination in Pay on Account of Sex: PDPAS (in 1944 they weren't so focused on teasing catchy acronyms out of what Bills were named), feminists have been building a myth that any discrepancy in pay between men and women is… Continue reading Wage gap science attention gap
Freedom distributes everything unevenly (diversely). Obviously, Statism does too. The difference is that when the state decrees who should be favored it relies on the opinion of the currently fashionable gang of 'intellectual' nannies. They know how we should conduct ourselves. Where we should live; what we can say; how we should eat; the conditions… Continue reading Immodest proposals
Quillette is a gem. I find this, A Victory for Female Athletes Everywhere, a compelling, thoughtful (fairly long) article from a person highly qualified to comment (emphasis mine): "As an academic, I appreciate the value of intellectual inquiry that challenges our socially constructed defaults. As someone born into a mixed-race family steeped in the civil… Continue reading Skills gap 2
U.S. Women’s soccer team sues for equal pay There are a couple of ways to look at this. The logical way is that we can agree on "equal pay for work of equal value." If women's soccer provides paying customers with value equal to men's soccer, arguments for higher pay could be put to the… Continue reading Closing the skill gap
Google Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men as It Addresses Wage Equity Here is the core point from that NYT article: When Google conducted a study recently to determine whether the company was underpaying women and members of minority groups, it found, to the surprise of just about everyone, that men were paid less money than… Continue reading Bait and switch
King Arthur or Jay Gatsby? Don Quixote or Humbert Humbert? Howard Roarke or Ellsworth Toohey? In writing Magnanimous millennial males it occurred to me that some millennial males claim to value selflessness, openness, and empathy over physical strength, competitiveness, and independence because they think it improves their chances of getting laid. If so, they're apparently… Continue reading Charlemagne or Casanova?
If political and cultural pressure for sexual equality in employment outcome has the effect the Feminists predict, then STEM employment in Scandinavian countries should be closer to 50/50 than it is in supposedly more "patriarchal" societies. The precise opposite is the case. The social experimental results are in: “[G]reater availability of material and social resources… Continue reading La différence: C’est leur choix