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  • Sowell: The Honesty Gap

    03/02/2015 4:45:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 3, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    There may be some poetic justice in the recent revelation that Hillary Clinton, who has made big noises about a "pay gap" between women and men, paid the women on her Senate staff just 72 percent of what she paid the men. The Obama White House staff likewise has a pay gap between women and men, as of course does the economy as a whole. Does this mean that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both discriminate against women, that they are themselves part of the nefarious "war on women" that so many on the left loudly denounce? The poetic justice...
  • Wage Discrimination

    04/23/2014 4:57:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    "President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap," read one headline. Another read, "Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men's Dollar In 2012." It's presumed that big, greedy corporations are responsible for what is seen as wage injustice. Before discussing the "unjust" wage differences between men and women, let's acknowledge an even greater injustice -- which no one seems to care about -- age injustice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers ages 16 to 24 earn only 54 cents on every dollar earned by workers 25 or older (http://tinyurl.com/n6puf6j). This wage gap is 43 percent greater than...
  • Dems Play Politics With Bogus 77-cent Differential in Male-Female Pay

    04/15/2014 4:22:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Michael Barone
    An economist serving on a second-term president's Council of Economic Advisers might expect to weigh in on fundamental issues, restructuring the tax system or making entitlement programs sustainable over the long term. Barack Obama once talked of addressing such issues, and Republican leaders such as House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp are doing so. But that's not what University of Michigan economist and CEA member Betsey Stevenson finds herself doing. Instead, she is defending the use of misleading statistics in support of legislation addressing a minor problem. The legislation is Obama's latest pay equity measure, which failed to pass...
  • This is the huge question Democrats wont (and can't) answer as they peddle the gender wage gap myth

    04/09/2014 3:14:40 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-9-14 | The Looking Spoon
    See a comprehensive takedown of liberals on this issue at Legal Insurrection.
  • Need for Real -- Not Fake -- Transformation

    11/07/2013 4:02:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Transformation is fascinating, especially when the change is dramatic and you can see it happen before your very eyes. That point was underscored to me this week by "Body Evolution" by Global Democracy, a video that was released two years ago, but went viral last week, when the model was identified publicly. In slightly more than a minute, the video shows a model walking onstage, hair undone, no makeup, and then being transformed through makeup, hair, lights and, finally, photoshop. The latter not only removes minor skin imperfections, but makes massive sculptural changes to her body -- resulting in...
  • What really happened to boys?

    05/07/2013 12:47:29 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 122 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Four years ago, psychologist Leonard Sax (MD, PhD) wrote a well-received book titled “Boys Adrift.” The doctor tried to answer the question, why have so many young males fallen into passivity and indifference? Dr. Sax had heard more and more parents complain that their boys stayed indoors most of the time, spent hours on video games, and in general seemed to lack the confidence and esprit de corps that had characterized boys throughout history. “Something scary is happening to boys today,” Sax concluded. “From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were...
  • Explaining the Gender Gap On Gun Control

    04/12/2013 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    NationalJournal.com ^ | April 12, 2013 | Elahe Izadi
    While gun control legislation is a politically risky vote for red state Democrats, it’s also an issue that could hurt the GOP’s efforts to attract female voters.A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that 65 percent of women favor stronger gun laws, compared to 44 percent of men. That’s consistent with previous polling; a recent Quinnipiac University poll showed 61 percent of women and 45 percent of men in favor stricter gun laws.Richard Feldman, Independent Firearms Association president and former NRA lobbyist, said that the gender gap on gun laws is a long-standing one, and that much of it has...
  • AP poll: Romney up 2 at 47/45, gender gap gone

    10/25/2012 7:35:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Mitt Romney continues his momentum in a poll conducted both before and after the final presidential debate, taking the lead for the first time among likely voters in the AP/GfK poll at 47/45. Not only are respondents starting to question Barack Obama&'s chances of winning the election, but Obama's gender gap advantage has disappeared: What gender gap?Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. And the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney's edge among men.Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential...
  • AP poll: Romney erases Obama advantage among women

    10/25/2012 1:30:44 AM PDT · by South40 · 37 replies
    AP (Yahoo) ^ | 10/25/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — What gender gap? Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. And the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney's edge among men. Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential race still a virtual dead heat, with Romney favored by 47 percent of likely voters and Obama by 45 percent, a result within the poll's margin of sampling error, the survey shows. After a commanding first debate performance and a generally good month, Romney has gained ground with Americans...
  • Philippines leads Asian countries in Global Gender Gap Report

    10/24/2012 2:26:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 10/24/2012 | By Jovan Cerda
    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines remained as the top Asian country in ensuring that men and women have equal access to rights and privileges, including economic opportunities, a report released Wednesday by the World Economic Forum showed. The country remained at the 8th spot of the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index 2012, which ranks countries based on their ability to close the gender gap in healthcare, education, political participation and economic equality. "The Philippines remains the highest-ranking country from Asia in the Index. It ranks 1st on both education and health and is also among the top 20...
  • Why Mitt is gaining support among women

    10/18/2012 6:48:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/18/2012 | Michael Barone
    An interesting story from last winter: An e-mail friend, a staunch Republican who lives in an affluent suburb far from Washington, was watching one of the Republican debates with his wife, a staunch Democrat. He was surprised by her response to Mitt Romney. “He’s a grown-up. He’s someone who is reliable,” he told me she said. “People will feel safe if he is in charge.” I’ve been thinking about that e-mail in the wake of the first presidential debate on October 3 and the vice-presidential debate last week. (This is written on deadline before the October 16 Long Island debate.)...
  • Ignore the Gender Gap (Much ado about "Binders Full of Women")

    10/18/2012 6:39:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/18/2012 | The Editors
    The “war on women” is back. No, not the Republican assault on the legal equality of women: That never happened in the first place. We mean the Democratic campaign to pretend that Republicans are a threat to women’s rights. Now that Obama no longer has a clear lead in the polls, his campaign and its allies are returning to the talking points of an earlier season. Obama hit them hard in the town-hall debate at Hofstra University. He took credit for signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which is supposed to promote equal pay for women, and for forcing almost all...
  • Are Employers Unfair to Women?

    09/01/2012 5:56:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    During the Republican Convention, Democrats took every available moment of air time to count the women's vote. "Republicans are anti-women," they chanted. And they frequently brought up this oft-repeated nugget: For doing essentially the same jobs, men get paid more than women. That claim is often combined with the complaint that whites get paid more than blacks and non-Hispanics get paid more than Hispanics. But are these assertions true? Let's take the Labor Department finding that women make 77% of what men make. To hear the backers of the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) tell it, this is prima facie...
  • Romney's narrative for next 9 weeks aimed at women

    08/31/2012 2:53:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 31, 2012 | Kilday Hart
    Like tightly structured novels, political conventions introduce no random characters or irrelevant passages. So when former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez were chosen for prime slots on the night of vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan's national debut, the Romney campaign was intentionally advancing a narrative it will emphasize over the next nine weeks: Women like Mitt Romney. And the endorsement of impressive leaders like Rice and Martinez - not to mention his appealing wife, Ann - suggests that female voters should believe the Romney-Ryan ticket will best serve their interests. It may be a pivotal...
  • NJ: Team Obama hitting the panic button over shrinking gender gap

    07/27/2012 11:53:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Why, wonders Beth Reinhard of National Journal, is Team Obama airing a new television ad with claims already rated by Politifact as "pants on fire" false? The ad in question, "Troubled," claims Romney wants to make all abortions illegal, even in cases of rape an incest:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The ad from the Obama campaign said Romney "backed a bill that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest."The Obama campaign provides virtually nothing to back that up, however. It has no evidence that Romney explicitly opposed the exception for rape and incest. While he supported...
  • Obama can thank 'Julia' for his drop in the polls

    05/16/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2012 | Sabrina L. Schaeffer
    If “Julia” taught us anything, it’s that the Democrats' agenda — a set of cradle-to-grave policies designed to “protect” women and keep them under the auspices of government control — is doomed to fail come November. Yesterday’s CBS/New York Times poll that found that women support Romney over Obama 46-44, revealing that playing gender politics actually doesn’t win you women’s — or men’s — votes. The fact is this “gender split” really just mimics the general vote split, suggesting that these ideas are widely unpopular. As I’ve written before, the “War on Women” narrative is risky business, as women are...
  • Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney

    04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett
    President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida. A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday. The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds...
  • CNN Poll: Gender Gap And Likeability Keep Obama Over Romney [9-Point Lead For Obama]

    04/16/2012 5:35:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    CNN Poll: Gender Gap And Likeability Keep Obama Over Romney CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser (CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll. A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy. Full poll (pdf) According to the poll, 52% of registered voters say...
  • Pelosi sees party's chances surging on gender gap (The wonders&perils of modern psychotropics)

    04/12/2012 9:01:13 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/12/12 | Carla Marinucci
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking elected woman in the United States, plunged Wednesday into the heated battle over gender gap politics, arguing that Republicans and their party's presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, have alienated millions of women voters. That helps Democrats' chances of taking back the House of Representatives, Pelosi said at a news conference in San Francisco. "I would have said, two months ago, we had a fifty-fifty chance of winning the House," she said. "Since then, so much changed because women have shifted in large measure to the president and to the Democrats." Pelosi cited GOP budget...
  • The War on Men

    04/11/2012 4:36:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 11, 2012 | Daniel Flynn
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The War on MenPosted By Daniel Flynn On April 11, 2012 @ 12:13 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments “The focus of the Republican Party on turning back the clock for women really is something that’s unacceptable and shows how callous and insensitive they are towards women’s priorities,” Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explained on CNN over the weekend. If there is a figure who personifies the unwelcome mat the Democratic Party rolls out to men, it is the abrasive Wasserman Schultz. Like Bella Abzug and Pat Schroeder before her, the...
  • Women boost Obama over Romney in new ABC poll

    04/10/2012 1:29:34 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    An ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday shows female voters play a significant role in President Barack Obama's current lead over Mitt Romney among 2012 voters. Tuesday's poll is the second major national poll in recent weeks pointing to a gender gap.
  • 'Women Are Not An Interest Group,' Obama Says

    04/06/2012 11:23:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    'Women Are Not An Interest Group,' Obama Says By Mary Bruce | ABC OTUS News – 1 hr 5 mins ago Email Print As the fight to woo female voters in 2012 intensifies, President Obama today argued that women should not be relegated to a political interest group, and he highlighted the crucial contributions women make to the economy. "There's been a lot of talk about women and women's issues lately, as there should be. But I do think that the conversation has been oversimplified," the president said at a White House forum on women and the economy, two key...
  • Santorum Struggles With Female Voters In Ohio Primary, Exit Polls Show

    03/06/2012 8:44:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 06, 2012 | Gary Langer
    Santorum Struggles With Female Voters In Ohio Primary, Exit Polls Show By Gary Langer | ABC News A diverse mix of voters in Ohio helped shape today's headline Super Tuesday contest, with results that highlighted tensions evident in the Republican race all year: Mitt Romney leaning on his standing as the most electable candidate, Rick Santorum honing his appeal to conservatives and more religious voters, and leading Romney as the candidate of the common man and woman. In other states, where the electorate was more homogenous - either much more conservative, as in Oklahoma, or much less so, as in...
  • Survey Says: Santorum’s Social Views Killing Him in Michigan

    02/27/2012 10:44:53 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 155 replies · 3+ views
    COMMENTARY ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2012 | Alana Goodman
    There’s a chance Rick Santorum may still scrape out a win in Michigan tomorrow. This morning’s Public Policy Polling survey has Mitt Romney leading him by just a few points, 39 percent to 37 percent. But the internal numbers look worse for Santorum, and his ongoing slide in the state seems to be due to his focus on social issues: One place Santorum may have hurt himself in the last week is an overemphasis on social issues. 69 percent of voters say they’re generally more concerned with economic issues this year to only 17 percent who pick social issues. And...
  • Martha McSally Wants to Kick Rick Santorum

    02/17/2012 8:42:54 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 87 replies · 1+ views
    politico.com ^ | 2/17/12 | MJ LEE
    Martha McSally, the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat who is seeking ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s seat in Arizona’s special election, blurted out in a TV interview Friday that she wanted to “go and kick him in the jimmy.” “You know, I agree with many of the things that Rick Santorum says, but when I heard this, I really just wanted to go and kick him in the jimmy,” McSally, a Republican, said on “Fox & Friends,” referring to Santorum’s recent controversial comments about women in the military.
  • CNN Poll: Gender and Income Gaps In GOP Nomination Battle [Women/White Collar For Romney!]

    02/14/2012 8:49:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | February 14, 2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    CNN Poll: Gender and Income Gaps In GOP Nomination Battle Paul Steinhauser (CNN) - A large gender gap appears to be developing between supporters of GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, as well as a split between white collar and blue collar Republicans, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that Santorum supporters are much more highly motivated than those backing Romney. See full results (pdf) "The new numbers indicate a split in the Republican party that goes deeper than ideology, with signs of a gender gap and class warfare breaking out in...
  • Women in Science Work for Less Money

    08/07/2011 6:46:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1+ views
    ScienceInsider ^ | 4 August 2011 | Jeffrey Mervis
    Study hard, receive a science or engineering degree, and your reward will be a well-paying job in your chosen field. That's part of the sales pitch for those trying to attract more women into science. But according to a new U.S. government study, the "reward" includes earning 12% less than your male counterparts. The 11-page report(PDF), "Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation," is the first analysis of women working in technical fields (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by the Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA). The study is based on data from the 2009...
  • Why the Gender Gap Won’t Go Away. Ever. Women prefer the mommy track.

    08/04/2011 2:22:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2011 | Kay S. Hymowitz
    Early this past spring, the White House Council on Women and Girls released a much-anticipated report called Women in America. One of its conclusions struck a familiar note: today, as President Obama said in describing the document, “women still earn on average only about 75 cents for every dollar a man earns. That’s a huge discrepancy.” It is a huge discrepancy. It’s also an exquisite example of what journalist Charles Seife has dubbed “proofiness.” Proofiness is the use of misleading statistics to confirm what you already believe. Indeed, the 75-cent meme depends on a panoply of apple-to-orange comparisons that support...
  • And All I Got Was This Lousy Report... (Gender Gap Closing in Election)

    10/25/2010 8:03:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | 25 October 2010 | Charlotte Hays
    A strange thing happened on the way to the 2010 midterm elections: the gender gap started shrinking. The gender gap is the name that describes the phenomenon of women voters tilting significantly to the Democratic Party. It was that was first noticed in the 1980s and has held true in national elections since then-until now. ABC News summarizes: Women voters normally vote in greater numbers for Democrats, but the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll shows women divided almost evenly in the generic ballot, with 47% favoring the Democrat, 44% for the Republican. Four years ago, women favored Democrats by 12...
  • Rasmussen Gender Gap: Strongly Disapprove: Men (53%)/Women(39%): Does Anyone Know Why?

    12/22/2009 9:24:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies · 1,868+ views
    December 22nd 2009
    Fifty-three percent (53%) of men Strongly Disapprove along with 39% of women
  • Save the Males

    06/18/2009 8:35:00 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 488+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 18, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Save the Males by: Deborah Lambert, June 18, 2009 If you think male students have all succumbed to the politically correct powers-that-be on American campuses, think again. U. of Chicago student Steve Saltarelli has just formed a group called Men in Power. Although the group wants to focus on professional networking and the like, naysayers are already whispering that the boys might have a misogynist agenda. Others say, in effect, that it’s about time someone stood up for real men, according to the Chicago Tribune. Even former NOW board member Warren Farrell, author of The Myth of Male Power, praised...
  • Baseless Bias and the New Second Sex

    06/16/2009 9:59:47 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 10 replies · 770+ views
    The American ^ | June 10, 2009 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Claims of bias against women in academic science have been greatly exaggerated. Meanwhile, men are becoming the second sex in American higher education.
  • The puzzling Mormon gender gap

    05/15/2009 9:33:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 42 replies · 1,287+ views
    Beliefnet.com ^ | May 15, 2009 | Dave Banack
    From a Washington Times article "Marriage as a Mormon value" According to [the] Pew [Forum], Mormons have one of the most lopsided gender ratios of any religion: 44 percent men and 56 percent women. You can't argue with the gender gap -- that's what the data is. The question is why such a disproportional gender gap emerges in the LDS Church. [And let's just take it for granted it's not because the researchers just forgot to factor in all those absent 19-to-21-year-old men off serving missions.] One set of possible explanations centers on the men. It could be that the...
  • Psychologists report that a gender gap in spatial skills starts in infancy

    12/09/2008 4:17:52 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 19 replies · 738+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | December 09, 2008
    Men tend to perform better than women at tasks that require rotating an object mentally, studies have indicated. Now, developmental psychologists at Pitzer College and UCLA have discovered that this type of spatial skill is present in infancy and can be found in boys as young as 5 months old. While women tend to be stronger verbally than men, many studies have shown that adult men have an advantage in the ability to imagine complex objects visually and to mentally rotate them. Does this advantage go back to infancy? "We found the answer is yes," said Scott P. Johnson, a...
  • HBCUs Fail Title IX

    03/03/2008 6:13:13 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 84+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 29, 2008 | Don Irvine
    HBCUs Fail Title IX by: Don Irvine, February 29, 2008 Compliance with Title IX which can even be a struggle for some of the larger colleges and universities in the country is a particular problem for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) according to a new study released this week by the College Sports Council. According to the study there are nearly 212,000 students enrolled at the nation’s HBCUs with 61% being female, meaning that on the average, to comply with Title IX, 61% of all the athletes at these schools should be female. When applying the proportionality...
  • In the big city, paychecks of young women outpace men's

    08/03/2007 2:17:56 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 20 replies · 675+ views
    New york Times ^ | Aug 3, 2007 | Staff
    Young women in New York, Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston and a few other of the nation's largest cities who work full time have forged ahead of men in wages, according to an analysis of 2005 census data.-Snip-The study by Queens College demographer Andrew A. Beveridge shows that all women from ages 21 to 30 living in New York City and working full time made 117 percent of men's wages, or a median wage of $35,653, and even more in Dallas, 120 percent.-Snip-Also, many of those women are not marrying right after college, leaving them freer to focus on building careers,...
  • Apparently "forever" has been over-rated

    08/02/2006 10:31:57 AM PDT · by Chanticleer · 106 replies · 1,942+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/2/2006
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diamonds are no longer a girl's best friend, according to a new U.S. study that found three of four women would prefer a new plasma TV to a diamond necklace. The survey, commissioned by U.S. cable television's Oxygen Network that is owned and operated by women, found the technology gender gap has virtually closed with the majority of women snapping up new technology and using it easily.
  • The Problem with Boys

    07/11/2006 7:08:37 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 12 replies · 540+ views
    Esquire ^ | July 2006, Volume 146, Issue 1 | Tom Chiarella
    The Problem with Boyshttp://www.esquire.com/features/articles/2006/060611_mfe_July_06_Boys_1.html http://tinyurl.com/noszs By Tom Chiarella July 2006, Volume 146, Issue 1 ...Is actually a problem with men. We've ignored all the evidence of male achievement and ambition deficits and stood aside as our sons have notched a growing record of failure and disengagement. It's time we did something about it. A call to action. ------------------ I HAVE TWO SONS. One is sixteen, the other thirteen. Like any boys, they are a little too muscular in their expectations from life. In a single evening, they can be sullen, sweet, hurtful, gentle, distant, funny, and full of grit. Tonight...
  • Boys' problems in school need attention

    07/11/2006 5:32:18 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 305+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 3, 2006 | John Leo
    Boys' problems in school need attentionhttp://www.townhall.com/columnists/JohnLeo/2006/07/03/boys_problems_in_school_need_attention http://tinyurl.com/sypap By John Leo Monday, July 3, 2006 How do you get your opinions on Page One of The Washington Post? Do you phone the editor and say, "Here's what I think ..." No. You type up your thoughts and label them a "report" or "study." Reports and studies are authoritative. So they have a shot at the front page, even if they lack report-like qualities such as fresh evidence and independent research. This has just happened to "The Truth About Boys and Girls," a few debunking thoughts about the education of boys by...
  • Mars and Venus in the Classroom (goofy title but interesting reading)

    05/24/2006 5:44:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/18/06 | Richard Morin
    Mars and Venus in the Classroom By Richard Morin Thursday, May 18, 2006; A02 First the good news: One year with a male English teacher would eliminate nearly a third of the gender gap in reading performance among 13-year-olds. Now the bad: Having a male teacher improves the performance of boys while harming girls' reading skills. On the other hand, a year with a female teacher would close the gender gap in science achievement among 13-year-old girls by half and eliminate the smaller achievement gap in mathematics, says economist Thomas S. Dee of Swarthmore College, who examined data collected from...
  • China Will Not Pursue Criminal Penalties for Sex-Selection Abortion

    06/26/2006 4:19:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 470+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/26/06 | Hilary White
    BEIJING, June 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Chinese communist government has dropped a proposal to amend the criminal code to include sex-selective abortion. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress had proposed fines and prison terms up to three years for the offence but it proved too fractious an issue for the Chinese rulers who remain dedicated to their One Child population control policy. According to the latest available numbers China has a demographic gap between boys and girls being born and the restriction of one child per family is making it wider. Currently the ratio is about 119 to...
  • Empty Pews: Where Did All The Men Go? Gender Gap Threatens Churches' Future

    06/13/2006 6:25:48 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 103 replies · 1,474+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2006 | Kristen Campbell and Adelle M. Banks
    "We don't have to have hand-to-hand combat during the worship service to get men there," Murrow said. "We just have to start speaking [their language], use the metaphors they understand and create an environment that feels masculine to them." "My background is in marketing and advertising, and one day I was sitting in church, and all of a sudden it dawned on me that the target audience of almost everything about church culture was a 50- to 55-year-old woman," said Murrow, a Presbyterian elder who's now a member of a nondenominational congregation in Anchorage. The gender gap is not a...
  • In computer science, a growing gender gap

    12/18/2005 7:00:11 AM PST · by A. Pole · 91 replies · 1,843+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 18, 2005 | Marcella Bombardieri
    [...] Today, Souvaine chairs the Tufts University computer science department, which has more female professors than male. But few younger women have followed in her generation's footsteps. Next spring, when 22 computer science graduates accept their Tufts diplomas, only four will be women. Born in contemporary times, free of the male-dominated legacy common to other sciences and engineering, computer science could have become a model for gender equality. [...] When Tara Espiritu arrived at Tufts, she was the rare young woman planning to become a computer scientist.[...]The same men always spoke up, often to raise some technical point that meant...
  • Cisco Systems and the National Center for Women [SNIP] Address Gender Gap in IT

    11/07/2005 9:33:13 AM PST · by indianrightwinger · 11 replies · 388+ views
    Cisco Systems and the National Center for Women & Information Technology Launch Nationwide Initiative to Address Gender Gap in IT Monday November 7, 8:00 am ET New Program Offers Students, Parents and Educators Valuable Online Learning Tools SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2005--Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO - News), today announced it is joining forces with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) to increase awareness of education and career opportunities for girls and women in science, technology, math and engineering. The initiative introduces a comprehensive digital library (www.ncwit.org/cisco) designed to give students, parents and educators the tools to...
  • Faith - Macho Christianity?Movement seeks to make church 'more masculine'

    10/20/2005 9:01:35 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 4 replies · 206+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2005 | Andrea Useem
    A desire to be a better father and husband brings Curt Hammill, a naval officer and father of two boys, to his church's "Men's Fraternity" each Wednesday night in Burke. Through the training and discussions at each meeting, said Hammill, he realized that his wife "craves" his spiritual leadership. "So now after dinner, I take my family by the hand to say, 'It's time for family devotions.' I want to model that behavior to my sons: that they are supposed to be leaders in the family." Reclaiming a muscular masculinity that emphasizes leadership at home, on the job and in...
  • College gender gap widens: 57% are women

    10/20/2005 6:47:22 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 15 replies · 753+ views
    USA TODAY via Yahoo! ^ | October 20, 2005 | Mary Beth Marklein
    <p>In May, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education posted the inevitable culmination of a trend: Last year for the first time, women earned more than half the degrees granted statewide in every category, be it associate, bachelor, master, doctoral or professional.</p> <p>Cause for celebration - or for concern?</p>
  • Church Ladies - Women dominate America's pews. Is that a problem?

    10/21/2005 9:43:10 AM PDT · by 68skylark · 136 replies · 1,678+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | October 21, 2005 | CHRISTINE ROSEN
    This fall, the entering class of rabbinical students at the Jewish Theological Seminary, a Conservative institution, is 34% female. At Hebrew Union College, a Reform seminary, women are nearly half the student body. At many Protestant seminaries, women pastoral students now outnumber men, and between 1983 and 2000 the number of women who identified themselves as clergy tripled. It seems that Catholic scholar Leon Podles's prediction of a few years ago, that "the Protestant clergy will be a characteristically female occupation, like nursing, within a generation," may soon prove true. Pulpits aren't the only places that women dominate. According to...
  • Exploiting the Gender Gap

    09/09/2005 9:38:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 680+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 5, 2005 | WARREN FARRELL
    Carlsbad, Calif. — Nothing disturbs working women more than the statistics often mentioned on Labor Day showing that they are paid only 76 cents to men's dollar for the same work. If that were the whole story, it should disturb all of us; like many men, I have two daughters and a wife in the work force. When I was on the board of the National Organization for Women in New York City, I blamed discrimination for that gap. Then I asked myself, "If an employer has to pay a man one dollar for the same work a woman would...
  • The great gender gap

    05/23/2005 10:36:14 PM PDT · by freespirited · 2 replies · 234+ views
    This is London ^ | 5/16/05 | David Sexton
    Some people like to think that men and women are becoming increasingly alike in our unprecedentedly equal society. A few even try to maintain that nearly all gender differences are acquired rather than innate. A quick way to realise neither claim is true is to look at what men and women read for pleasure. Let us take the two nationwide bestselling mass market fiction titles, after the dreadful productions of Dan Brown and Patricia Cornwell have been discounted. Love and Devotion by Erica James (Orion, 536 pages, £6.99) sold 18,188 copies last week; The Increment by Chris Ryan (Arrow, 440...
  • What math gender gap?

    04/14/2005 5:24:56 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 5 replies · 323+ views
    JWR ^ | 4-14-05 | Laura Vanderkam
    Freshmen at Harvard University are choosing their majors this month, and Nicole Ali from St. Paul is leaning toward biophysics. That's no surprise. In fourth grade, when most science projects involve vinegar volcanoes, Ali focused on the polymer foundations of different industrial materials. In high school, she conducted research on growing blood-forming stem cells outside the body, work she's continuing in Harvard's labs. Yes, Harvard — the university that has stumbled, like a cow into a river of piranhas, into the debate over women in science. I chatted with Ali in late March, just after Harvard's faculty gave president Lawrence...