The Fight for Gender Equity is not a Woman’s Fight.
Jourdan Anne
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“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

It seems like to be a feminist, you must cherrypick numbers from reality without actually understanding what they mean. Or worse, to distort the truth by presenting only a certain set of numbers, massaged and biased for outrage generation.

As a woman, in the course of my lifetime I will help contribute to 66% of the world’s working hours, but earn 10% of the world’s income and own less than 1% of the world’s property.

Your source is an unsourced chart of numbers which doesn’t even make that claim.

As a woman, I will make 77 cents to every dollar a man earns for the same work.

If I had a nickel for everytime I heard this myth, the wage gap would be real. It’s not the same work, it’s work with less experience, less skill, less overtime hours, less stress, less flexibility, and lesser lucrativness. So long as women are attracted to men that are richer and more successful than them, that they respect, this gap will never go away.

As a woman, I will make up 4% of C-Suite positions, but will represent 52% of the global workforce.

Apex fallacy and the result of life choices. The average Joe ain’t in the C-Suite, either. Consider talking about Joe and Jane, not some corporate elites.

Women’s roles begin with believing we deserve equity. Upward of 90% of women in Uganda believe violence against women is justifiable as compared to 70% of men who believe the same. This is unacceptable.

This is cultural hegemony. How many of them believe a man’s place is to provide for the family rather than nurture children? Looking at how traditional gender roles disadvantage only women and not also men is outrage-baiting.

Research shows that in countries with gender equity, both men and women have higher quality of life, including lower rates of depression, violent death, and divorce.

Correlation, not causation. I could argue that richer countries have such a surplus of goods that they can afford to buy gender equity.

In companies with more women in top leadership there are direct and measurable improvements in the company’s performance.

Actually, the study says that there was less cooperation the more gender diversity there was. Additionally, improvements in revenue were correlated, not caused by having more women. I could easily make the argument, one better than yours, that only rich companies with high profit margins can afford to buy gender equality.

The case is there, we just need to make it known.

A bunch of unsourced statistics that focus on how oppression only hurts girls and women, and attempts to claim that something bad somewhere happening to some woman is actually completely a result of sexism? It’s almost as if women’s nonprofits generate donations and media by claiming everything and everyone is sexist.

Take off your problem glasses and your microscopic focus on women and you might begin to see what the truth actually is.

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