To Close the Gender Gap, We Have to Close the Data Gap
Melinda Gates
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If Melinda Gates knows how to do anything, it’s how to create a gender wage gap: marry someone who earns more than she does — a lot, lot more in her case.

For a bit of the balance she omits:

“The Greater Outrage for Female Victims of Governments’ Brutality Helps Perpetuate Risk to Both Sexes” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/the-greater-outrage-for-female-victims-of-governments-brutality-perpetuates-risk-to-both-sexes/

“The Doctrinaire Institute for Women’s Policy Research: A Comprehensive Look at Gender Equality” www.malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-doctrinaire-institute-for-womens-policy-research/

As for American women:

In general, American women don’t just enjoy better health and live longer than men, who on average die sooner and at a higher rate of the 12 leading causes of death. (That longevity gap has more than doubled in the U.S. since 1900.) They as a group also control most of the consumer spending, which is about 70% of all economic activity in the US.

Even more striking, women control most of the nation’s wealth. “Seventy-six percent of Americans believe that men control more wealth than women. But a new survey of Federal Reserve Board data reveals that women actually control 51.3% of personal wealth in the United States.” http://www.pbs.org/ttc/headlines_economics_philanthropy.html

Soon women will control an even greater percentage of the wealth.

“Over the next decade, women will control two thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history. Estimates range from $12 to $40 trillion. Many Boomer women will experience a double inheritance windfall, from both parents and husband.” -http://www.she-conomy.com/facts-on-women

The typical wife is younger than her husband by 2.5 years and she outlives him by five. Thus she enjoys her and her husband’s wealth 7.5 years longer than the husband, who much more often than she created their wealth alone.

To put these statements in the proper gender perspective, reverse the sexes in them:

In general, men don’t just live longer than women (that longevity gap has more than doubled since 1900) and enjoy better health than women, who on average die sooner and at a higher rate of the 12 leading causes of death. They as a group also control most of the consumer spending and most of the nation’s wealth. Soon they will control even more.

Just by themselves, the statements would signify enough unfair male power, privilege, and advantage that feminists would explode out onto the streets in visceral, thunderous protest.

From:

“Salary Secrecy — Discrimination Against Women?” http://malemattersusa.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/salary-secrecy-discrimination-against-women/

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