Saturday, February 27, 2010

Washington Post LTE debates equality for women


Sunday, Feb. 21, Jessica Valenti, author of “The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women”, founder of “Feministing” (link; without the “t” you get a parked domain with lots of links) ran an op-ed , “For women in America, equality is still an illusion” . Today, Carrie Lukas (the name appears online but did not print) answers with an LTE, “What’s really behind female inequality in America?”, link here. She writes bluntly: The fact is, full-time working men spend more time in the office, take less time away from the workforce and accept more risk (men suffer 93 percent of workplace deaths) than full-time working women. These are the primary reasons for the gap.” My own “coming-of-age” experiences turned the “risk acceptance” into a primary moral issue! Lukas is vice president for policy and economics with the Independent Women’s Forum, link here.

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