Tag: War on Women

San Diego Women’s March 2019 Video Footage

The “Women’s March” occurred all across the United States just yesterday and I decided to check it out, take some video, and troll a few of the chants. I’m not even certain as to why this is called a “Women’s March” when it’s really just about leftists and Democratic Party policy views in general. I’ll have more to post up soon but here are some of the best clips. I didn’t realize that the “Socialist Feminism Movement” was a thing but now I know better. Isn’t it just wonderful to see these kind, caring progressives using their children (including infants) as agitprop devices? It just warms my heart…

Remember folks, it’s for the children:

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Guilty until proven innocent in California

Feminists have achieved another victory in the People’s Republic of California. Senate Bill 358 was just signed by Governor Moonbeam Brown, under which “Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps…

One of the most interesting parts to note about this bill is that employers accused of discrimination will have to prove themselves innocent, which is the complete opposite of how the U.S. Justice System is supposed to work. Men are no longer innocent until proven guilty under this legislation.

The bill by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Santa Barbara Democrat, expands California’s existing equal pay law and goes further than federal law by placing the burden on the employer to prove a man’s higher pay is based on factors other than gender.

No longer is it the burden on the accuser or prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that one is guilty. The burden of proof is now on the accused. Let’s look at more of what is in this news article.

“‘The stratification and the pay disparities in California and in America, probably in the world, are something that really eats away at our whole society,’ Brown said…

Has Governor Brown looked into why there are “pay disparities” in the workplace? Is it really that businesses simply pay women less for doing the same work as men? Why would so many business waste their time hiring men if this was true? Capitalists are evil and money-grubbing in the eyes of progressives right? I suppose that doesn’t apply if we’re talking about the Patriarchy. Damned male privilege.

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Could it be that the oft cited 77% statistic doesn’t actually control for applicable factors at the same time? Could it be that comparing all men to all women isn’t a great way to look at the pay data? Should we enforce equality concerning death in the workplace? Should women be forced to do jobs that they don’t want to do? Why not enforce gender equality in child custody cases also? Women won’t have to take as much time off from work if they don’t get to keep the kids as often.

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It’s also interesting that progressives never really talk about liberty or freedom that often. They’re more likely to use the words equality or fairness. I think that this shows where the priorities of progressives lie. It’s not about allowing individual citizens to make their own choices, but rather, a guaranteed equality of results. If the government has to use significant force to do what progressives believe should be done, so be it. Let’s look at what Ezra Klein had to say about liberty in her article: “Yes Means Yes” is a terrible law, and I completely support it.

Every discussion of the Yes Means Yes law needs to begin with a simple number: A 2007 study by the Department of Justice found that one in five women is the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault while in college.

One. In. Five.

The Campus Sexual Assault Study has been cited by many (including President Obama) as a fine piece of research. It actually uses the number 13.7%, not 20%. It only took data from two colleges in the United States. In a future post I’ll delve into why this publication is extremely flawed in detail, but the War on Women narrative is Ms. Klein’s reason for ignoring the U.S. Justice System

“‘No Means No’ has created a world where women are afraid. To work, “Yes Means Yes” needs to create a world where men are afraid.”

Justice doesn’t matter, just fear and Ms. Klein’s idea of what is right in society. I think that Ms. Klein is taking lessons from the wrong justice system.

Critics worry that colleges will fill with cases in which campus boards convict young men (and, occasionally, young women) of sexual assault for genuinely ambiguous situations. Sadly, that’s necessary for the law’s success.

What business do college administrators have in adjudicating any such matters? Rape is a matter for courts to deal with, not for college administrators to decide that someone needs to be deprived of their liberty. She is just talking about “sexual assault” and not rape though. What does Ms. Klein define as sexual assault? The innocent being punished doesn’t seem to matter to feminists.

Or take another common situation: consent that may or may not have been delivered by someone who may or may not have been too drunk to deliver it.

What if they’re both drunk? Is no one able to give consent? Did they rape each other? Why would the onus be on just the man?

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Then there’s the true nightmare scenario: completely false accusations of rape by someone who did offer consent, but now wants to take it back. I don’t want to say these kinds of false accusations never happen, because they do happen, and they’re awful. But they happen very, very rarely.

Of course, the author offers no proof to back up her assertions. She’s made it apparent that she doesn’t care how many innocent citizens are imprisoned.

Colleges have settled into an equilibrium where too little counts as sexual assault, where the ambiguity of consent gives rapists loopholes in which to hide, and forces women to spend their lives afraid.

The author doesn’t take the time to describe what “sexual assault” is herself. I notice that she only once used the word “rape” in her article, and even then, it was in reference to false accusations. I wonder why? No need for progressives to think of liberty or freedom, the State and Party™ will determine what is best for individual citizens. It’s getting close to the world of Next Tuesday™ in California.

Yahoo! Finance-California governor OKs expansive new equal pay protections

Vox-“Yes Means Yes” is a terrible law, and I completely support it

CNS News-New York Times Reveals Stupidity of ‘Yes means Yes’ Sexual Assault Policies

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Feminist thoughts on gender quotas, the wage gap, and guaranteed equality

Today I just felt like discussing whether feminist ideals of using government power to force an equality of results really makes any sense. If it’s equality that feminists are interested in, why aren’t they calling for equal death? 92% of workplace deaths in the U.S. are men.

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One can take a quick look through some U.S. Department of Labor statistics and see that there are some fields that women are simply avoiding. Amongst civil and aerospace engineers women make up about only ten percent. Electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineers are staffed by about only seven percent women. Women make up about only one percent of professions such as: heavy equipment operators, electricians, and automotive mechanics. Some quick research shows that women seem to be shunning physics and engineering degrees. Perhaps it’s personal choices that are the reason for women preferring a degree in education or nursing over engineering and science fields rather than discrimination? But the narrative of personal choice doesn’t fit the progressive-feminist view of the world though. Progressives will just continue to conflate liberty with a guaranteed equality of results.

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I took a quick look on the progressive website ThinkCommunist ThinkProgress where leftists were decrying the “gender wage gap” in a typical feminist manner. The author used the usual tropes such as: women make less even when they have the same degree, get paid less on their first job, and made the profound observation that women who have children make less money. The author claimed that “women get paid less in their first job than men who graduate with the same grades, majors, and choice of occupation“. The link is dead and leads to the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) website, so I can’t verify the veracity of this claim. But I wonder if that report accounted for the number of hours worked per week?

Some other specific claims that the authors makes are “A woman makes less than a man no matter much education she gets, what job she chooses, or where she lives“. Concerning the source cited for education, the document only looks at what educational attainment was achieved and no other factors were controlled for. The number of hours worked and experience were not accounted for, just gross averages comparing the wages of all men and women with the same education received (scroll down to page 11 of the document for the applicable portion). A Bureau of Labor Statistics infographic was cited for the “job she chooses” statement. Once again, this document only controlled for a single factor, in this case, the industry chosen. Education, experience, and the number of hours worked were not considerations, just the average of all men compared to women in a field. Concerning the “where she lives” statement, the same fallacy has once again been committed. The source is a Slate article that compares the earnings of women and men by state and controls for no other factors.

Further down the line, the author claims: “While some of the wage gap can be explained by things such as work patterns, job tenure, race, and marital status, some of it just can’t be explained by different life choices or characteristics and instead is likely thanks to discrimination“. The citation for this little gem is a General Accounting Office (GAO) report concerning gender differences in pay. While the author of the ThinkProgress article may claim that discrimination may be the cause for differences in pay (and for once, his source actually controlled for more than one factor) she offers no proof to substantiate this claim. I guess I’m just supposed to take her word on this, because the GAO doesn’t offer proof that discrimination is the cause. On page six they write the following:

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In other words, Ms. Covert is implying a conclusion that the data does not claim. The Factual Feminist (a.k.a Christina Hoff Sommers) wrote an interesting piece on the Huffington Post concerning the “gender wage gap” that progressives just can’t ever shut up about. This article uses data from the fine folks at the AAUW to disprove the claim that women make 77% of what men do for the same work. As it turns out, you really do have to control for relevant factors to fully understand what the data is telling you. A man who has to support a wife and several children might work a few extra hours, which would explain the extra money made by married men that ThinkProgress laments so much. Let’s hear some more fun facts about the gender pay gap from Dear Leader and Comrade Carney:

Let’s here some more thoughts on why the wage gap exists and how it’s not the way feminists portray it:

Isn't it amazing what you can do with statistics?
Isn’t it amazing what you can do with statistics?

One of the last things the ThinkProgress article goes on to decry is the fraction of working mothers who take time off work compared to working men. The author didn’t even make an attempt to look at why this might be true, the statistics simply didn’t fall in line with a guaranteed equality of results that progs demand. If men didn’t lose custody of children so much during divorce, perhaps the amount of time taken off by working fathers and mothers wouldn’t be so different?

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For all of the feminists who claim that life is easier just because you’re a man, have you ever tried to live as a man does? A lesbian woman who decided to become a man for over a year turned back into a woman. Feminists certainly aren’t interested in liberty, but do they even want equality or just special privileges? Do progressives actually care about the suffering of all people equally? Or is it just special interest groups, votes, and power that matter to socialists/feminists/progressives?

Men’s Rights Attorney Marilyn D. York and Divorce

I know that many feminists (and people in general) will consider the idea of Men’s Rights quite laughable and only spouted by women-haters and misogynists. For those of us facing reality and look at the effect of “no-fault” divorce laws, perhaps a lawyer such as Marilyn York is very necessary. There are always the stories of guys who get deployed just to learn that their (soon-to-be ex) wife has taken all/most material possessions and is shacking up with some other guy now. While not of the guys on my boat involved in divorce could be considered innocent (sometimes both knowingly cheated), I would say that It’s too easy for one to lose half of their paycheck, possessions, and child custody rights in divorce proceedings. But I suppose that progress is being made, only about 50% of women get full custody now. Perhaps it’s time for feminists and others decrying men (as if men are the only ones doing anything wrong) who avoid marriage to face reality. I think that the posted ad is something more people need to see before they get married. Enjoy!

Thoughts on the vacuous Patricia Arquette

Who else didn’t watch the Oscars? I’m sure that many people were excited to watch a bunch of rich people give each other awards and explain why they’re so great; some people just like that kind of stuff. As for the rest of us, we eventually heard about how there were some bad jokes at The Oscars along with a bunch of rich leftist actors acting as if they’ve studied the “causes” that they claim to champion. One of the best speeches to get a good laugh at was the very wealthy Patricia Arquette demanding the following of society: It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America. She’s so smart, she’s even calling for another amendment to the Constitution. I suppose that Arquette has never heard of the Equal Pay Act. Isn’t just touching to hear rich leftists decry inequality? It’s as great as hearing someone like Warren Buffett demand higher taxes when he could always just donate his money.

Let’s not forget that Patricia Aqruette received here award for that amazing film Boyhood. Who else has seen the Red Letter Media review for that amazing piece of cinema history? All of the great stars, like Lena Dunham praised Arquette for her speech. You know, the same Lena Dunham that makes up fake rape stories about being raped by a Republican just because it seemed like a good fit for her stupid book. Don’t forget, facts don’t matter with the rich, progressive leftist. Now to tear apart Patricia Arquette’s narrative about the gender wage gap.

You’ve probably heard numerous feminist/leftist/socialists mention something about women earning 77% of what men do in the United States. It turns out that when you do things like control for various factors such as: job occupation, time on the job, number of hours worked, and many other important details that leftists will just gloss over.  Perhaps if elementary school teachers weren’t 91% women they might get paid for a full year of work. If you’re a feminist such as the socialists at Salon though, doing more research into the topic isn’t important. Just scream racism, bigotry, misogyny and whatever other word you like to smear your opponent. Remember, if you don’t see things the way a leftist does your opinion can’t be tolerated by tolerant liberals. It’s OK for feminists to pretend to (or actually) hate men though.

You’ve probably had enough of me rambling on now, let’s get to the heart of the matter and see how much the gender wage gap holds up to scrutiny. Enjoy!

As always, facts are for losers. Just use some anecdotes, it’s even better than real evidence!

If you’re interested in hearing the intellectual giant that is Patrica Arquette, here’s the Oscar speech:

Here’s the backstage speech:

I just can’t get enough of the feminist version of “equality.” Can you?

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