Monday, October 12, 2009

Women Hardest Hit By Recession? Wrong!

The head of the Pennsylvania Women's Commission was in Delco last week doing what the heads of these sorts of commissions do; she moaned about how unfair America is to women and how tough they have it compared to men.

In her lecture to the Delco Women's Commission, Leslie Stiles repeated a number of hoary feminist myths and cliches, including: “The hardest hit in what is a down time is women and children," she is talking through her hat.

Hit hardest by the current recession is men, to the point that it is being called a "mancession." Even the New York Times admits it.

As the NYTs Catherine Rampell reported in August:
We’ve pointed out before that that recession has disproportionately hurt men, who are more likely to work in cyclically sensitive industries like manufacturing and construction. Women, on the other hand, are overrepresented in more downturn-resistant sectors like education and health care.
But Ms. Stiles has victimhood to sell and a lot of willing purchasers among a certain type of female.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story is over two months old. Way to stay current!
This doesn't take into account that women make 70 cents on the dollar compared to men.

October 12, 2009 at 11:10 AM 

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