Women Hardest Hit By Recession? Wrong!
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.