• Where Do Kids Learn to Undervalue Women? From Their Parents – by D. Lockman

Where Do Kids Learn to Undervalue Women? From Their Parents – by D. Lockman

Where Do Kids Learn to Undervalue Women? From Their Parents – by D. Lockman

Even progressive spouses don’t divide burdens equitably. The children notice.

With good reason, much of the concern about misogyny is currently focused on the workplace.

As the #MeToo testimonials have shown, the professional world all too frequently tasks women with silent endurance of morally unacceptable (or downright criminal) behavior.

But even those of us who have avoided the most abusive workplaces live with malignant gender dynamics in our homes — and risk passing them on to our children.

Study after study shows that, among heterosexual parents, fathers — even the youngest and most theoretically progressive among them — do not partake generously of the workload at home.

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• A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work

A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work

(Link to the article about the study is farther below)

I’m one of the few right wingers who concedes that sexism does exist in the United States – even though, arguably, for the most part, women in the States do not generally suffer from sexism as severely as women in other nations.

But sexism both within and outside of the United States is very real. And there is gender bias.

I, a conservative woman, have personally been…

  • cat-called by men when out in public (which turned me off, and part of me thought in the back of my mind, “is this guy going to stop at the sexual comments, which are bad enough, but is he going to drag me back to the nearest alley and rape me too?”),
  • I’ve had men talk over me or interrupt me in business meetings,
  • or condescendingly “man-splain” things to me regarding topics I was already knowledgeable of,
  • have been subjected to male co-workers on former jobs make inappropriate sexual jokes about women in front of me,
  • and so on.

– this sort of prejudice against women and such gendered slights do in fact exist, but a lot of my fellow conservatives, even some conservative women – want to deny it happens.

Or else, what I typically see of my fellow conservatives on blogs, news sites, television news shows, or on Twitter, is that they want to water down sexism – its prevalence or severity – and portray any woman who critiques such sexism publicly as being nothing more than whiny, cry-baby, sensitive, politically correct flowers, because they think to admit such sexism, or any sexism at all, exists (even within the United States),  is to give an inch to the left wing, secular, feminists.

When it does no such thing. Admitting to reality – that sexism exists, even in America – is not to cave in to liberal, secular feminists. It’s being intellectually honest.

I find that my fellow conservatives, or plain old misogynists, tend to argue over articles such as this one, and claim they are flawed, because such conservatives (or sexists) do not want to admit the findings of such studies are true – it’s far easier to combat left wing, secular feminists by acting as though the charges of sexism are over-played or the product of over- active imaginations or based on nothing more than irrationality or emotions.

A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work

Snippets:

by Stephen Turban, Laura Freeman, Ben Waber

October 2017

…We went in with a few hypotheses about why fewer women ended up in senior positions than men: Perhaps women had fewer mentors, less face time with managers, or weren’t as proactive as men in talking to senior leadership.

But as we analyzed our data, we found almost no perceptible differences in the behavior of men and women.

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• College-Savings Imbalance: Parents Put Aside More for Sons Than Daughters – WSJ

College-Savings Imbalance: Parents Put Aside More for Sons Than Daughters

College-Savings Imbalance: Parents Put Aside More for Sons Than Daughters

Two studies find a gender divide. Is it bias? Or do parents have more confidence in their daughters’ abilities?

By Cheryl Winokur Munk, November 2017

Some girls may still be getting shortchanged when it comes to college savings.

Results from two financial-industry polls this year indicate that parents are saving more for boys than for girls for higher education. These findings suggest that a gender divide—identified several decades ago in academic research—persists today in some cases.

….These findings are consistent with a similar study that T. Rowe Price commissioned three years earlier, in which 53% of boys reported that their parents were saving for their college education compared with 42% of girls.

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• It’s Time to Admit That Allowing Men Into the Workplace Was a Mistake by R. Graham

It’s Time to Admit That Allowing Men Into the Workplace Was a Mistake by R. Graham

I often feel the need to remind anyone who may visit this blog I’m actually a conservative. I do occasionally agree with liberal feminists at times, but not usually.

I do think – regarding the subject of sexism – that other conservatives (or centrists) get quite a few things incorrect, or they misunderstand what left wing feminists are trying to say.

Below you will find a link to what is a parody piece by a person, Ruth Graham, who I take it is a liberal feminist – this editorial teed off a few other conservatives I saw on Twitter who were discussing it.

Personally, I’m board with it. I get what she’s trying to accomplish with it, and I think she succeeded.

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• Female Israeli Solider Uses Martial Arts to Fight Off Crowd 

Female Israeli Solider Uses Martial Arts to Fight Off Crowd 

Female Israeli soldier uses martial arts to fight off crowd of ultra-Orthodox demonstrators as they call her a ‘wh***’

I believe there is a video on the page.

  • Female soldier fights off a crowd of Jewish ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protesters
  • Comes after two yeshiva students arrested after military service disagreement
  • Footage shows Nomi Golan fending off the baying crowd with karate kicks
  • The clip has sparked a major discussion in Israel in mainstream media channels

 

A fearless female soldier put her martial arts training to good use when she fought off dozens of Jewish ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protesters during a rally in Jerusalem.

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• The Woman Who Smashed Codes: America’s Secret Weapon in World War Two a Book by Jason Fagone

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: America’s Secret Weapon in World War Two a book by Jason Fagone

From Dinner Parties To Spy Rings, ‘The Woman Who Smashed Codes’ Bursts With Detail

“No code is ever completely solved, you know.”

It’s quite a time to be reading The Woman Who Smashed Codes. Subtitled The True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies, Jason Fagone’s book delivers on that promise, bringing one woman’s deliberately erased accomplishments back into the limelight. But it also resounds with warning bells that should sound farther away than they prove today.

…By the time Elizebeth and future husband William Friedman are decoding messages for the government at the start of World War I, her life seems almost incredible. And that’s before Fagone gets to the ciphers themselves.

Government outsiders called them magic, and though Fagone dutifully details cryptology concepts and ciphers, you’d be forgiven for suspecting something supernatural in the Friedmans’ abilities. Starting out side-by-side on a tycoon’s landscaped estate, they became the founders of modern codebreaking.

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• Men of the World: Please Condemn Sexism and Sexual Assault On the Basis They’re Morally Wrong – and Not Primarily Or Only Because You Have Daughters or Sisters

Men of the World: Please Condemn Sexism and Sexual Assault On the Basis They’re Morally Wrong – and Not Primarily Or Only Because You Have Daughters or Sisters

I’ll admit this has become a minor pet peeve of mine over the last few years: men who don’t or won’t speak up to condemn sexism unless they frame it in terms of their daughters, sisters, or grandmothers.

If you are a man, it really should not take you having a daughter (or other woman relative or woman friend in your life) to condemn sexism or sexual assault.

Just acknowledge and realize that women are fully human and deserving of respect and dignity just as much as any man. That’s all it should take.

Viewing women through a prism of male relation or being ‘owned’ by a man (father, brother, or husband, whomever) and condemning rape or sexual harassment on that basis is itself troubling and sexist.

Here are some links about this phenomenon (and related):

Stop Mentioning Your Daughters When You Denounce Harvey Weinstein

Snippets:

by Hunter Harris

Something happens when a dude has a daughter: Women, once mystifying, vexing creatures with shoe racks, eyelash curlers, and vagina holes become fully formed three-dimensional human beings.

The mere and sudden fact of fatherhood pushes men into a new realm of cognizance: They have to care about what happens to women — but only some, and only if they’re of a certain race, class, or status — and maybe even take misconduct against them a little personally.

A daughter gives them skin in the patriarchal, sexist game they once could look past.

I know this because every time a man is accused of something bad, or when someone he knows is accused of something bad, the same quote surfaces: “As a father of daughters, I …”

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