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Liberate Women, Reduce World Hunger

March 7, 2011 by


Foreign governments that restrict women’s freedoms are severely retarding global economic progress. The United Nations released a report today indicating that the number of hungry people in the world might be reduced by 150 million if women worldwide were allowed equal access to tools, resources, and markets. This isn’t revelatory. Women are over 50% of […]

Wilkinson on Libertarianism and Sexism

February 24, 2011 by


Will Wilkinson’s response to Bryan Caplan’s call for examples of the “libertarian penumbra,” or views held by many libertarians which have little to do with liberty, is on the money: I’ll add patriotism and an inclination to traffic in bullshit evolutionary psych just-so stories, especially the bullshit just-so stories that rationalize sexist norms. I thought […]

Earnings and Employment by Industry

February 18, 2011 by


This chart strikes me as being incredibly misleading. In theory, it illustrates the number of women employed in each major industry and what those women are being paid in relation to their male counterparts. But does it take into account job level or differentiation? It’s not clear to me that it does. The financial sector […]

Joan Kennedy Taylor: “We shouldn’t try to have it both ways.”

January 30, 2011 by


From Joan Kennedy Taylor’s Reclaiming the Mainstream: Individualist Feminism Rediscovered (1992): “Feminists know that similarities among people can be an important bond—should we let our desire not to be excluded from the larger world of work and achievement turn into an insistence that people can’t choose to be with their own group? Suppose a feminist […]

Pregnant Women Need Not Apply

January 26, 2011 by


Sometimes there are good reasons not to hire pregnant women—like, say, if your company is based in Antarctica. Clinics on the icy continent aren’t staffed with doctors who can handle prenatal care and pregnancy emergencies. So the National Science Foundation (NSF) makes new female employees of child-bearing age take a pregnancy test before they set […]

Thompson v. North American Stainless

January 25, 2011 by


The U.S. Supreme Court held yesterday that North American Stainless violated federal law by firing Eric L. Johnson after his fiancée, Miriam Regalado, filed a sexual discrimination suit against the company. Federal law prohibits an employer from firing an employee in retaliation for an employee discrimination filing. In its unanimous decision, the Court essentially found […]