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"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."

Recently on an e-mail list a man called me clinically paronoid for believeing that woman are opressed in our current system and men benefit from this opression.
I just want to do some documenting.

Facts about Pay Equity

In the industries that employ 71 percent of U.S. women workers and 73 percent of U.S. women managers. The pay gap between full-time working women and men managers widened (between 1995 and 2000)in 7 of the 10 industries examined.

A full-time working woman currently receives only 73 cents to every dollar received by a man.

African-American women are paid only 65 cents for every dollar received by white men while Hispanic women are paid only 53 cents to the dollar.

If women received the same as men who work the same number of hours, have the same education, union status, are the same age, and live in the same region of the country, then these women's annual family income would rise by $4,000 and poverty rates would be cut in half. Working families would gain an astounding $200 billion in family income annually.

Pay equity in female-dominated jobs (jobs in which women comprise 70 percent or more of the workforce) would increase wages for women by approximately 18 percent.

Fifty-five percent of all women work in female-dominated jobs (jobs in which women comprise 70 percent or more of the workforce) whereas only 8.5 percent of all men work in these occupations. However, these men still receive about 20 percent more than women who work in female-dominated jobs.

Women are paid less in every occupational classification for which sufficient information is available, according to the data analysis in over 300 job classifications provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

In 1963, the year of the Equal Pay Act's passage, full-time working women were paid 59 cents on average to the dollar received by men, while in 2000 women were paid 73 cents for every dollar received by men. In other words, for the last 37 years, the wage gap has only narrowed by slightly more than one third of a penny per year.

Hear Us Roar: the search for modern feminism.

The Feminist Majority

National Organization of Women

The Women’s Studies Database

FACTS ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Murder: The Leading Cause of Death for Pregnant Women April 23, 2003 By Kim Curtis, Associated Press Writer

Mass vs. Spree (Murderers)

"People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that distinguish me from a doormat." Rebecca West, age 20, 1913.
"A man of quality is not threatened by a woman for equality"
"If You're Not Outraged, You're Not Paying Attention"
"Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History"
"Speak Your Mind, Even if Your Voice Shakes"
"Don't Pray in my school and I won't think in your church"
"Doing My Part to Piss Off the Radical Right"
"The Last Time We Mixed Politics with Religion, People Got Burned at the Stake"
"If You Think Education is Expensive, Try Ignorance"
"Sorry I Missed Church, I've Been Busy Practicing Witchcraft and Becoming a Lesbian"

Comments

Did you tell him he was a fool?

...it just anoys the pig

I didn't think it would help the discussion at all. People already think I'm argumentative.