What people don’t understand about gender equality

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This is a big deal: The rise of the fourth branch of government

“The vast majority of ‘laws’ governing the United States are not passed by Congress but are issued as regulations, crafted largely by thousands of unnamed, unreachable bureaucrats. One study found that in 2007, Congress enacted 138 public laws, while federal agencies finalized 2,926 rules, including 61 major regulations.

“A citizen is 10 times more likely to be tried by an agency than by an actual court.”

“Please Don’t Shoot Me,” Man Begged Before Cop Shot and Killed Him, via Lonex.

“State prosecutors… are arguing that the footage should remain sealed.”

The people who are hired to at least try to convict the accused are asking for footage of the murder to remain sealed. I wonder why cops know they can kill with impunity?

“According to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (summarized here), only 2% of fathers with children under age 1 are on paternity leave, compared to 14% of women.”

What people don’t understand about gender equality is that women will never, ever be equally represented in the boardroom until men are equally represented in childcare and domestic work. Calls for flexible work and more parental leave will only worsen the problem if only women take advantage. Look at fucking Sweden. Now, I’m an optimist, and I believe gender parity is inevitable. And then once gender parity happens women will overtake men in income and power. More people choosing not to have children will help. But we can make the transition less painful, and still have kids, if we work to make the decision about who take primary responsibility for childcare and domestic work based on aptitude and interested instead of genitalia.

In What kind of man stays home with the kids? Meet five fathers and hear what they really think. we can find out what’s hindering men from fully participating. By and via @NinjaEconomics.

“There was a lack of activities that included men.”

“I’ve been asked if my son was sick when people found out that I was taking extra time off. As if he had to be dying in order for me to want to spend time with him. I’ve had to change Remy’s diaper on my truck tailgate many times because the men’s bathroom didn’t have a changing table.”

“Lots of stuff for babies/parents is heavily marketed to just moms. Many social support groups for new parents are just for moms. It’s just small polite bias, but you notice it.”

LOL at normies who aren’t in the Market Based Management(TM) club.

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“People need people to obtain a better life. Call it capitalism if you want to.” – @jeffreyatucker

So the “factual feminist” is claiming that “Intersectional Feminism is a conspiracy theory & an excuse for bullying.” Here’s a feminist fact: Intersectional feminism is recognizing the interconnectedness of various forms of oppression. Cherry-picking bad behavior by intersectionalists to smear a useful idea is lazy and contrary to truth-seeking. No one gets the desire to “fix” feminism more than me. But that’s exactly what Intersectional Feminism is. It’s a correction to white feminism. The thing is, you don’t have to misconstrue good ideas to prove you’re necessary. You can just say, “Hey, here are some people doing bad things in the name of Intersectional Feminism and I wish they wouldn’t.” But I get that gets fewer clicks than “Recognizing the interconnectedness of various forms of oppression is a conspiracy theory meant to punish white men!”

But it’s not true. And perhaps more importantly it’s not helpful.

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