Forsher wrote:Sensitive New Age Guys wrote:Is there a "War On Women" in the U.S.A.?
Is it really a war on women when subsidies from a going-broke government are considered for reduction or elimination? (My health insurance doesn't cover viagra, so are they attacking my wife through me?)
Is it really a war on women when, because of national economic policies, after the initial loss of traditionally male jobs, that the market would eventualy lose of female jobs?
Don't you just want to laugh at political spin? http://gawker.com/5901621/the-gop-flips-the-war-on-women-script-and-stephen-colbert-is-loving-it
I think the War on Women is about as real as the World of Warcraft.
No. There is, however, a war for women on NSG.
dude. that is.. you for president. you for FUCKING PRESIDENT!
anyway, women make just as much as men do in identical jobs. they just work less, and in less high paying fields. so when you look at the TOTAL money made by women and the TOTAL money made by men, the 70% idea is true. when you compare identical jobs, it is not.
unmarried, childless 'womyn' (whatever the hell is the point of this, by the way?) actually make more than men
Men are far more likely to choose careers that are more dangerous, so they naturally pay more. Top 10 most dangerous jobs (from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics): Fishers, loggers, aircraft pilots, farmers and ranchers, roofers, iron and steel workers, refuse and recyclable material collectors, industrial machinery installation and repair, truck drivers, construction laborers. They're all male-dominated jobs.
Men are far more likely to work in higher-paying fields and occupations (by choice). According to the White House report, "In 2009, only 7 percent of female professionals were employed in the relatively high paying computer and engineering fields, compared with 38 percent of male professionals." Professional women, on the other hand, are far more prevalent "in the relatively low-paying education and health care occupations."
Men are far more likely to take work in uncomfortable, isolated, and undesirable locations that pay more.
Men work longer hours than women do. The average fulltime working man works 6 hours per week or 15 percent longer than the average fulltime working woman.
Men are more likely to take jobs that require work on weekends and evenings and therefore pay more.
Even within the same career category, men are more likely to pursue high-stress and higher-paid areas of specialization. For example, within the medical profession, men gravitate to relatively high-stress and high-paying areas of specialization, like surgery, while women are more likely to pursue relatively lower-paid areas of specialization like pediatrician or dentist.
Despite all of the above, unmarried women who've never had a child actually earn more than unmarried men, according to Nemko and data compiled from the Census Bureau.
Women business owners make less than half of what male business owners make, which, since they have no boss, means it's independent of discrimination. The reason for the disparity, according to a Rochester Institute of Technology study, is that money is the primary motivator for 76% of men versus only 29% of women. Women place a higher premium on shorter work weeks, proximity to home, fulfillment, autonomy, and safety, according to Nemko.
It's hard to argue with Nemko's position which, simply put, is this: When women make the same career choices as men, they earn the same amount as men. As far as I'm concerned, this is one myth that has been officially and completely busted. Maybe you should celebrate International Women's Day 2011 by empowering women with the truth instead of treating them like victims ... which they're not.
from the department of fucking labor
"This study leads to the unambiguous conclusion that the differences in the compensation of men and women are the result of a multitude of factors and that the raw wage gap should not be used as the basis to justify corrective action. Indeed, there may be nothing to correct. The differences in raw wages may be almost entirely the result of the individual choices being made by both male and female workers."