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Study: Single Mothers The Reason For The Decline Of Men?

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Nerd alert!  I feel very “Lord of the Rings” whenever I read about the “fall” of men: dramatic, old fashioned, and spoken in Cate Blanchett’s voice.  And the conversation (like the trilogy) seems never-ending.  From Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men to Charles Murray’s Coming Apart, everybody must add their two cents about why male incomes as a whole are declining.

So here’s mine.  I personally find this male-centric view frustrating.  Yes, according to a 2010 USA Today article, women are entering institutions of higher education at record-high rates, surrpassing that of men. Though I may think, Who cares?  Men have been dominating for millennia!, economists are worried about employment eligibility and opportunity for men. As reported by The New York Times, a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor David H. Autor, takes a stab at explaining this puzzling societal problem. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Bea Arthur Does Good & Iceland Is Best For Women

  • Bea Arthur, the “Golden Girls” star who passed away earlier this year, left $300,000 for a homeless shelter for LGBT youth. Thank you for being a friend, Bea! [PinkNews]
  • Iceland is the best place in the world for women, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index. The index ranked 134 countries based on women’s access to resources and opportunities like income parity, health care, paid maternity leave, and political empowerment. Iceland took Norway’s place this year as the best place in the world for women to live, while both the USA and the UK slid down the list. [Forbes]
  • Five people have been arrested in connection with the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside a homecoming dance in Richmond, California, last week. So far all of the men arrested are under the age of 21, which is depressing. But what is even more horrifying is how police say possibly as many as 10 suspects took part in the gang rape while as many as 20 stood by and watched. [ABC News]

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Why Are Men And Women So Different?

Yet another new report over-generalizes about the sexes to explain why men and women seem to be from different planets. After the jump, science reveals why women love cuddling, watching chick flicks, and obsessing over details, while men hate shopping and never seem to get very cold. Keep reading »

Women Aren’t Prepared To Put In Long Hours? Ha.

Ah, the age-old debate: Why don’t women make as much as men? One social researcher at the University of Melbourne says men earn 15 percent more than women because they put in more time at work. “All high achievers in all walks of life … put in long hours into their activity,” Mark Wooden said. “It’s (the pay equity gap) got a lot to do with the fact that women are not prepared to work longer hours.” Mark goes on to say that even if workplaces were family friendly, women wouldn’t pursue long-hour jobs. Having had at a job where I regularly worked until 10 p.m. and sometimes even 1 a.m. alongside other women I find this ludicrous. Maybe I’m a man. [Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »

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