Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Actual Wage Gap 5.85 cents: From The Mouth Of The Beast.

"In 2006, women earned 76.6% as much as men) and is calculated by dividing the median annual earnings for women by the median annual earnings for men."

Keep in mind the wage gap is what economists refer to as the Raw Wage Gap i.e. the median average wage disparity of all men and women in the workforce as is outlined above. It is NOT calculated for the same job as pop feminism would like you to believe. Lets continue...

"After controlling for hours, occupation, parenthood, and other factors known to affect earnings, the research indicates that one-quarter of the pay gap remains unexplained"

Source: American Association of University Women

So where does this leave us. Well the only part of the pay gap that is not explained by women's OWN CHOICES of hours worked, occupation, parenthood,and other factors of women's choices there is one quarter left of the Raw Wage Gap that is unexplained. The portion "unexplained" totals to 5.85 cents. Feminists attribute this "unexplained" portion to "sex discrimination".

So not only is the 76 cents to the male dollar NOT FOR THE SAME JOB as feminists say but is the RAW WAGE GAP or "calculated by dividing the median annual earnings for women by the median annual earnings for men." furthermore the actual amount of this gap that is left after WOMEN'S OWN CHOICES ARE FACTORED IN is 5.85 cents. This amount according to the AAUW is "unexplained".

So just to be thorough in statistics there is what is known as the "margin of error" which is +/- 2-3%
When the average margin of error is factored into the statistics that leaves us with 5.85 cents with 0.1755 cents +/-

Keep in mind, we must continue to find every aspect beyond full time work in order to find the disparity. The consequences of not doing so will lead women to continue to lobby the government to create wage based liability laws in order to socialize wages and destroy the free market. The dangers of women believing the are oppressed by men, "the patriarchy" and capitalism will have grave consequences, it already has. We can't let women do this. One aspect of differences beyond measuring full time work is that men work more than full time:

Female Circumcision (genital mutilation) Explained

Below is the correspondence I wrote to an inquiring young lady regarding my thoughts on female genital mutilation or the procedure of a clitorectomy as part of the social customs of the people of central Africa.

When trying to understand a problem what helps most of course is to try and answer the question why??? What is the cause and effect.

I know that in social structures in which virtually all males are able to mate, incentive for production among males is very high and over all there is lower crime, conflict and in general peace and social stability.

Humans are voracious when it comes to the consumption of resources and as such highly developed competitive advantage infrastructures for resources and to compete for access to females are essential for the development of a stable thriving economy. Males will fight, commit crime and kill each other to acquire territory and resources if need be. All the lines between countries were established by competition and bloodshed between males. All of these things go hand in hand.

So I would presume that the practice of clitorectomy would serve, at least in theory to prevent female promiscuity and thus preserve social stability. (Female polyandry or promiscuity by definition creates an extreme dichotomy in the mating dynamic in which some males get multiple mating opportunities and others if not most get none. However, the practice of clitorectomy to achieve equal access to females seems like quite a drastic measure to achieve such ends.

So I presume that there must be some sort of force conducive to female promiscuity in these societies or at least a volatility of the social structure that is ordinarily stabilized by other, more natural means which ordinarily would have the same effect of creating equal access to females. The practice of clitorectomy must be an alternative and adapted means of accomplishing the same ends.

Typically female promiscuity goes hand in hand
with availability of resources directly to the female without need of efforts from a male to provide them..or an institution in which males are forced to provide them both in and out of a mated pair bond of marriage. Female promiscuity or polyandry is typical in a communal or communistic social structure. I imagine it is also prevalent when access to resources is not stable within the economic system and between males or control over scarce resources changes hands quite often.

To me, such drastic measures to curb female promiscuity must have an equally drastic causational or volatile and unstable force....

I suspect it has something to do with unstable and fluctuating access to resources between social groups and males. Ordinarily the natural competition between males serves to stabilize the system but I suspect it is the scarcity of resources all together in Africa that leads the implementation of other, more drastic measures to achieve it. So it seems to me that since stability could not be achieved by natural means, out of sheer desperation female promiscuity was "cut off" so to speak and strong social taboos and morals most likely followed which further condemned female promiscuity.

As crazy as it sounds, it might have worked, conflict between males subsided or at least became not as pronounced, the system stabilized, economic competitive advantage structures began to develop and equal access to females followed. This system was reinforced by the "back up system" of forced and morally implemented female monogamy through clitorectomy. At very least the use of clitorectomy may serve to dampen conflict and buffer volatility in the social and economic infrastructure.

Is this phenomena of human behavior unfortunate, reprehensible and in an ideal world should be avoided, yes. But the solution is not condemnation but understanding, then and only then can we take reasonable action to end the practice.

Here you can see the preponderance of clitorectomy is prevalent in the area of Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan in the east which is the geographic epicenter of this practice including parts of southern Egypt. You will see that it is most prevalent in Sierra Leone and the southern part of Mali to the west as well. It would be wise to find out the variables here. Are resources plentiful here? Are these the most volatile or stable competitive advantage infrastructures (economies) in Africa? What makes this area and central Africa in general different from the other areas? How does the sociopolitical climate differ in these areas? Where are there the most "warlords" or gangs of males fighting for resources? Indeed you may find there is more to clitorectomy than the "patriarchy"

I've taken the map above and tried to correlate the prevalence of FGM to religious affiliation but found no matching patterns.
This further leads me to believe that the practice of FGM has sociological roots or is more rooted in the behavioral ecology of the region due to a more environmental or impediment to stability rather than a deeply held belief pertaining to the deeper spiritual element of their psyche.

This further leads me to believe that the practice is an abject adaptive practice of practicality or a forced means to an end that could not be achieved in a preferable fashion. Again I believe this practice is one of desperation to bring order to chaotic social dynamic in the region.

Another FGM map by percentage

We know that the Drylands subject to longer and more severe droughts are in countries such as Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad, Mali, Senegal. This is just a single variable but do you see the correlation to resources?

You are a very smart woman and I see you are studying neurobio. I urge you to expand your scope of understanding away from the feminist world view to a broader, more humanitarian and scientifically objective understanding of the human condition.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sex Objects? or Reverence of Women?

I happened upon a picture the other day that reminded me when men were allowed to revere women, sung songs about them, named the dearest of machines after them and otherwise were allowed to or felt compelled to celebrate women.

It was well known in WW II that fighter and bomber missions over Nazi occupied Europe were in many cases a suicide mission. The connection men had with the planes that would carry them through to the end dead or alive were adorned with the comforting, powerful and inspirational pictures of women. They would christen these planes with the woman's name. She was something to fight for. We fought for her. She would metaphorically carry us in her womb, comfort us upon her breast. Our dear lady made our chest swell and gave us the comfort and courage to fight on, headlong into battle we carried her, she carried us through. The relationship and feelings these men had with their machines could only be encompassed by the feelings and reverence men have for women. She was beautiful!

Today our military planes and boats that see us through to the end are only machines. Men are no longer allowed, nor do they celebrate women. It is the pilot that takes on the identity of the aircraft with his tactical call sign. Boats are no longer given a woman's name. It is no longer bad fortune not to. The symbolic imagery and reverence of women has been snuffed out and castrated away from men.

Gentlemen, I present images from a time in which women and the thoughts and feelings of reverence for them would get us through our hard days at work and in times of battle. In the most prominent of male bastions men would display pictures of women called "pin ups". It was here that she was in the heart of the working man. She was a symbol of inspiration and a promise that if he worked hard enough he may someday have the woman of his dreams, a wife, a child a family. This is something that has been stolen from the masculine and is now punishable by law.

Below are some pictures that decorated so many World War II aircraft. Like the beautiful female images used as mastheads on old sailing ships.

---Feminists call these deepest of male expressions "sex objects". Display of "sex objects" constitutes what feminist call "sexual harassment"

Here are some of the best and meaningful male expressions of reverence of women in my opinion which were known as "nose art".