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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:11 PM

 

So you think Feminists have no reason to be angry?

Wow - talk about not paying attention - either that or an inability to empathize

Women's rights have been pushed back 30-40 years over the past 10. Not everywhere, but enough to matter.

But no, they shouldn't be angry.

Women get paid less for the same work, but hey - they're WOMEN! They have periods and stuff!

Rape is not considered real rape by a good number of men in this country, and adults have gone out of the way to protect their children from punishment for raping.

But nope, Women are 100% treated equally here.

And before you make smart ass statements, please explain yourself. You come across like an ass otherwise.

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Reply So you think Feminists have no reason to be angry? (Original post)
Taverner Jan 2013 OP
msongs Jan 2013 #1
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lumberjack_jeff Jan 2013 #3
Taverner Jan 2013 #4
lumberjack_jeff Jan 2013 #7
smirkymonkey Jan 2013 #5
MyshkinCommaPrince Jan 2013 #6
Union Scribe Jan 2013 #8
tkmorris Jan 2013 #9

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:12 PM

1. they are betrayed by their sisters who vote for republicans, good reason to be angry eh? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:13 PM

2. Phyllis Schlafly is the dictionary definition of "gender traitor"

 

And even though I am not of her gender, a duck is a duck is a duck

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:10 PM

3. .

Should feminists be angry? I don't know, but it's hard to argue that "Women get paid less for the same work" should be one of the reasons.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704415104576250672504707048.html

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:12 PM

4. Not sure you want to source the Independent Women's Forum

 

They are, how do you say, um, Republican? Conservative? Antifeminist?

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Response to Taverner (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:16 PM

7. How about the Department of Labor?

http://www.consad.com/content/reports/Gender%20Wage%20Gap%20Final%20Report.pdf

Anyone who credibly investigates the issue comes to the same conclusion. When behavioral differences are accounted for, the pay gap disappears.

One of the more remarkably illogical pieces of evidence given by those who believe strongly in the pay gap is the fact that self employed women are paid less than self employed men because of employment discrimination.

In that case, is the boss the person discriminating or being discriminated against?

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:22 PM

5. K&R

Interested to see where this thred will go...

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:57 PM

6. We should all be angry.

Really, we should all be angry. But we should be trying to work toward productive solutions and progress. We keep fighting among ourselves about this and other topics. I've read some scary threads with a lot of insults and rage thrown around. Flame wars don't seem productive. Our political foes read this board, as do some who could be brought around to our side by calm, well-reasoned discussion and debate. I'm afraid the scary threads I've seen around here could leave some moderates or undecideds convinced that the Limbaughs in the media are correct when they vilify our side.

Please don't crush me like a bug.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:18 PM

8. Wait. I thought men were angry.

You're sending very mixed signals.

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:29 PM

9. Everyone is angry apparently

It doesn't seem particularly helpful to me, but I'm just a passenger on this bus.

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