There is this person…
And this person is family. And it makes me a little sick inside when I share a statistic or story about something terrible that happened to the LGBTQ community, POCs, women, and ethnic/ religious minorities and he responds with a comment that directly or indirectly condones the behavior of the oppressors.
Tonight I told him about the horrifically high rate of hate crimes against the American Jewish population and he responds with, “Well I know Jews can be really obnoxious…”
And it wouldn’t be so bad except this happens all the time, especially in relationship to women. It just makes me tired and sad because this person means a lot to me and my entire life is pretty much devoted to women’s rights and yet he believes that women are naturally submissive, incapable of true leadership, and in many ways inferior to men.
Even little kids have a wage gap
- Boys, on average, spend two fewer hours doing household chores per week than girls do (they play two hours more).
- If they live in households where children are compensated for doing chores, boys make and save more money.
- A 2009 study conducted by University of Michigan economists found a two-hour gender disparity in responsibilities per week in a study of 3,000 kids.
- 75 percent of girls had chores, while just 65 percent of boys do
- This disparity in chores and free time continues into adulthood all over the world. According to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), men “report spending more time in activities counted as leisure than women. Gender differences in leisure time are wide across OECD countries.”
- Year after year, studies repeatedly confirm these patterns.
- The problems women face with unequal pay and housework duties actually start in childhood.
- The fact that boys’ chores appear to be more profitable makes the childhood chore gap even more disturbing. Turns out, parents tend to value the work that boys do more.
- Gender stereotypes dictate these patterns.
- men who grow up with sisters do less housework than their spouses and are also significantly more socially conservative.
Just had to bold that bottom point there because of the amount of misogynists who claim that because they have women in their family, they can’t POSSIBLY be sexist ever.
oh my fucking god
I vividly remember all the families in my church where the grade-school boys were goofing off with toys and the girls were being handed younger babies and turned into babysitters.
Boys got to be boys, but girls had to be Moms.
Really, it ‘s a serious drag that even little girls today could answer #WithoutTheWageGapIWould
Really interesting post to come across while I’m in the middle of writing a lesson (sort of) centered around the wage gap
Have not had time to check the statistics but if they’re valid this would also serve to help explain why married working moms do significantly more housework and child care than their partners even though they both spend the same amount of time at their respective jobs. They’ve been raised that way.