Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Various gender issues

Ladies, check your privilege

By Margaret Wente • theglobeandmail.com • January 28, 2017 It isn’t always fun to be a man these days. (Especially a straight, white one.) You get blamed for everything. Manshaming is practically obligatory, especially among the educated young, where the … Continue reading

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The ‘Pink Tax’ Is a Myth

“Alas, this sillier yet more regulation-friendly narrative has also been embraced by government officials.” Continue reading

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“Affirmative Consent”: The Sex Police on the Defensive

“The problem is that the “affirmative consent” message is currently being preached through both practical and moral intimidation: the fear of penalties and the fear that you may become an accidental rapist.” Continue reading

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“War on Women”

“Insurance companies still charge men more for car and life insurance. A survey of car insurance companies found that the cheapest policy for a woman cost 39 percent less than for a man. A 60-year-old woman pays 20 percent less than a man for a 10-year life insurance policy. Seventy-year-old women pay half as much as men. I don’t hear activists complaining about men paying too much. The ‘victim’ propaganda works only when women pay more.” Continue reading

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Is There a Cyber War on Women?

“To demand special protection on the grounds of women’s particular vulnerabilities is to turn female disempowerment into a self-fulfilling prophecy. When we casually assume that a woman suffers more harm from a nasty (or even sexually threatening) online comment than a man does from, say, castration threats and gibes about pedophilia or jeers about the death of his infant child, we’re not only being callous to men but upholding the very stereotypes of ‘the weaker sex’ that feminists supposedly deplore.” Continue reading

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Brief Misc. News & Views on Gender Issues

Would the world be safer if women ran it? “…U.S. women are almost as supportive of war as men. Even while men make up the majority of soldiers.” Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Sex Differences Cut Both Ways?

“Sadly, in public discussions about gender, sex differences are fair game only when they are to women’s advantage.” Continue reading

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