@5 months ago with 66214 notes
#wage gap #feminism
Even little kids have a wage gap
- Boys, on average, spend two fewer hours doing household chores per week than girls do (they play two hours more).
- If they live in households where children are compensated for doing chores, boys make and save more money.
- A 2009 study conducted by University of Michigan economists found a two-hour gender disparity in responsibilities per week in a study of 3,000 kids.
- 75 percent of girls had chores, while just 65 percent of boys do
- This disparity in chores and free time continues into adulthood all over the world. According to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), men “report spending more time in activities counted as leisure than women. Gender differences in leisure time are wide across OECD countries.”
- Year after year, studies repeatedly confirm these patterns.
- The problems women face with unequal pay and housework duties actually start in childhood.
- The fact that boys’ chores appear to be more profitable makes the childhood chore gap even more disturbing. Turns out, parents tend to value the work that boys do more.
- Gender stereotypes dictate these patterns.
- men who grow up with sisters do less housework than their spouses and are also significantly more socially conservative.
Just had to bold that bottom point there because of the amount of misogynists who claim that because they have women in their family, they can’t POSSIBLY be sexist ever.
oh my fucking god
I vividly remember all the families in my church where the grade-school boys were goofing off with toys and the girls were being handed younger babies and turned into babysitters.
Boys got to be boys, but girls had to be Moms.
Really, it ‘s a serious drag that even little girls today could answer #WithoutTheWageGapIWould
Really interesting post to come across while I’m in the middle of writing a lesson (sort of) centered around the wage gap
@5 months ago with 4619 notes
#plans for a life outside
Nature/hippie/vintage/spiritual blog *Following back similar*
(Source: Wolverxne, via wipaca)
My wife was murdered by a 'monster' – but most perpetrators of violence are normal men
@5 months ago with 337 notes
Tom Meagher: My wife, Jill Meagher, was murdered by a man who can easily be described as the sum of all evils – but we should not fall pray to the ‘monster myth’
This is brave, constructive and precise. I don’t think I’d have the perspective to be as clear and moral.
@5 months ago with 10 notes
I see you, girl dancing with pizza. That was one of the coolest things I have ever seen someone do at a party. DANCE BITCH DANCE!
Sorry, but being a mother is not the most important job in the world
@5 months ago
Catherine Deveny: It’s time to drop the slogan. It encourages mothers to stay socially and financially hobbled, it alienates fathers and discourages other significant relationships between children and adults
Do I recognize that motherhood is often incredibly demanding work? Yes, absolutely, but this woman brings up most of the frustration I had when watching the video.
Beyond what she says, many of the world’s hardest/most important jobs (forced prostitution/ cancer research/ mining/ heads of state) entail people who are also mothers. I would be pretty surprised to hear a mother working in a brick kiln for 100 hours a week say that the hardest part of her job is motherhood.