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"One of the things that has made [professional women’s lives] possible is the growing inequality in society…there are large numbers of women who are doing very, very poorly paid jobs which make the lives of better paid women possible." - Alison Wolf

Atlantic Runs Screed Against Working Families
via Womens eNews   by Caryl Rivers 
In this sexist and highly inaccurate article, Nemko tells us,

"The media influences how men and women are treated, and how boys perceive themselves relative to girls. Whether in commercials, sitcoms or movies, even in non-fictional media, men are disproportionately characterized as sleazebags or doofuses shown the way by wise women."
What about the media portrayal of girls and women? A major report on girls by the American Psychological Association in 2007 found the media emphasizing young women’s sexuality “to a stunning degree.” It said, “if girls learn that behaving like sexual objects gains approval from society and from people whose opinions they respect, they may begin to ‘self-sexualize;’ in fact, to become their own worst enemies as far as achievement is concerned.”…If men get short shrift, women are arguably treated even worse.
Nemko also makes assertions that fly in the face of facts, research and data.
"In honest conversation, most people will agree that, on average, men are more often willing to do the things it takes to get promoted, for example, to make time to take advanced technical courses by forgoing recreation such as sports or shopping," he wrote. That contradicts his own premise of a female takeover of the economy. It also defies a study this month by the Pew Research Center that finds that young women express a higher degree of career ambition than male counterparts and earn 60 percent of master’s degrees.
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Atlantic Runs Screed Against Working Families

via Womens eNews   
by Caryl Rivers 

In this sexist and highly inaccurate article, Nemko tells us,

"The media influences how men and women are treated, and how boys perceive themselves relative to girls. Whether in commercials, sitcoms or movies, even in non-fictional media, men are disproportionately characterized as sleazebags or doofuses shown the way by wise women."

What about the media portrayal of girls and women? A major report on girls by the American Psychological Association in 2007 found the media emphasizing young women’s sexuality “to a stunning degree.” It said, “if girls learn that behaving like sexual objects gains approval from society and from people whose opinions they respect, they may begin to ‘self-sexualize;’ in fact, to become their own worst enemies as far as achievement is concerned.”…If men get short shrift, women are arguably treated even worse.

Nemko also makes assertions that fly in the face of facts, research and data.

"In honest conversation, most people will agree that, on average, men are more often willing to do the things it takes to get promoted, for example, to make time to take advanced technical courses by forgoing recreation such as sports or shopping," he wrote. That contradicts his own premise of a female takeover of the economy. It also defies a study this month by the Pew Research Center that finds that young women express a higher degree of career ambition than male counterparts and earn 60 percent of master’s degrees.

(Read more)

Report: 60% of Older Women Can’t Afford Basics

About 60 percent of American women over age 65 lack sufficient income to cover basic living expenses, compared with 41 percent of men, according to a study released today by Wider Opportunities for Women.
Using the Elder Economic Security Standard Index, which defines the basic expenses facing retired adults over the age of 65, the organization’s researchers found that an older adult required from $19,100 to $29,000 a year, depending on the individual’s housing situation. Forty-nine percent of white women and 61 percent of older Asian women were unable to meet their monthly expenses for housing, food, health care and other necessities. Three out of four African-American and Hispanic women had insufficient funds…

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Report: 60% of Older Women Can’t Afford Basics

About 60 percent of American women over age 65 lack sufficient income to cover basic living expenses, compared with 41 percent of men, according to a study released today by Wider Opportunities for Women.

Using the Elder Economic Security Standard Index, which defines the basic expenses facing retired adults over the age of 65, the organization’s researchers found that an older adult required from $19,100 to $29,000 a year, depending on the individual’s housing situation. Forty-nine percent of white women and 61 percent of older Asian women were unable to meet their monthly expenses for housing, food, health care and other necessities. Three out of four African-American and Hispanic women had insufficient funds…

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