Women Who Make Things Worse for Other Women

By Carey Roberts, Originally published here Jan. 10, 2006

Who is harmed more by the radical feminist creed: men or women? I have long believed that men are more victimized. But after reading Kate O’Beirne’s recent book, Women Who Make the World Worse, I’m beginning to reconsider.

As editor of National Review Online, O’Beirne showcases her formidable research and writing skills in exposing how the feminist movement has polarized relations between the sexes and made life worse for most American women.

In my town, billboards feature a newly-engaged woman showing off her sparkling diamond ring, nearly shouting the words, “Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, YES!” Despite the fact that married women are healthier, happier, and more economically-secure than their single sisters, feminists are hell-bent on obliterating this bedrock institution.

Feminists want you to believe that the urge to conceive and nurture children is a patriarchal construction. Can you guess who came up with this gem? “Motherly love ain’t everything it has been cracked up to be. To some extent it’s a myth that men have created to make women think that they do this job to perfection.” Continue reading “Women Who Make Things Worse for Other Women”

5 Myths to Let Die in 2015

Feminist Christina Hoff Sommers sets Feminism straight. If we’re genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women, we need to get the facts straight. Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false. Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis. Though they are baseless, these canards have become the foundation of … Continue reading 5 Myths to Let Die in 2015

No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men

By Christian Hoff Sommers and the Daily Beast It’s the bogus statistic that won’t die—and president deployed it during the State of the Union—but women do not make 77 cents to every dollar a man earns. President Obama repeated the spurious gender wage gap statistic in his State of the Union address. “Today,” he said, “women make up about half our workforce. But they still … Continue reading No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men

Yes, Virginia, there is a gender gap

We’ve posted about the wage-gap myth before, but here’s another good piece on this controversial issue: The National Economic Council report “Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women” recites some of the many ways the Obama administration is getting jobs for women. The report promises that President Obama “is committed to continuing the push for an economy that provides economic security and jobs for America’s … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, there is a gender gap

Feminists Have a Tantrum

From Phyllis Schlafly’s latest column: The feminists are so accustomed to having their gender doctrines prevail in the courts, in the bureaucracy, in the media and in academia that they can’t deal with being told the truth, i.e., that their notions don’t make sense and are unfair to others, especially employers, husbands and fathers. Judge Loretta A. Preska of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan … Continue reading Feminists Have a Tantrum

Why the Gender Gap Won’t Go Away. Ever.

Kay Hymowitz turns her usual laser-sharp powers of research and deduction on a popular feminist myth that just won’t die–the wage gap:

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 a variety of feminist policy initiatives, from the Paycheck Fairness Act to universal child care, while telling us next to nothing about the well-being of women….

What we do know is that making discrimination the default explanation for a wage gap, as proofers want us to do, leads us down some weird rabbit holes. Continue reading “Why the Gender Gap Won’t Go Away. Ever.”