Women Make Less than Men? Better Think Again.

We recently came across this wonderful infographic that does a great job of debunking the whole women-make-less-than-men canard that’s been going around for years. Bravo to the brave people who put it together, flying in the face of political correctness. Here goes:

women DON'T make less than men

Are Men Becoming the New Women?

Dear Mr. Dad: A few days ago, I was talking to my 11-year old son about needing to take responsibility for his behavior, and I told him to “Man up.” I started thinking about that phrase and wondered about all the gender stereotyping we do without even realizing it. Are expressions like Man up harmless parts of the language?

A: You’re right. We do use a lot of sex stereotypes in our everyday speech, most of the time without realizing it. Sometimes even the most gender-neutral phrases carry a strong stereotyped message. In most cases, the words are harmless, but other times they’re dangerous.
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On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands : NPR

92% of workplace deaths are male. In oil drilling, it’s closer to 100%. NPR (and most other news outlets) completely ignore that fact.

On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands : NPR.

Debunking Wait-Til-Your-Father-Comes-Home Myth of Dad as Disciplinarian

I spend a huge amount of time reading studies and scientific articles about parenting and I’ve always been a bit suspicious of studies about the percentage of parents who spank their kids. The numbers always seemed too low. After all, who in their right mind would spank a child in front of a bunch of scientists who are going to write an article about you? And even in a survey without witnesses—how many people are honestly going to admit that they smack their kids?

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