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Breaking Down the Sex Gap in Pay: Where is Pay for Men and Women More Equal?

Head to American FactFinder, a project of the U.S. Census Bureau, and you can get information about the American people on a wide variety of subjects, all the way up to the national level and all the way down to the level of your town or city. The information provided by the Census Bureau can […]

Sex Gap in Pay Narrows to Smallest Extent in U.S. History

In the face of a mantra of “only get worse“, “only get worse,” “only get worse,” “only get worse,” I offer this instance of bad matters getting better. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released information on the gap in median pay between men and women working full-time year-round in the United States:

Median […]

Real Men and Real Women

The five most recent posts on “real men” on Twitter tonight:

“Real men salute me cause I only talk the truth” “Real men rub they girls feet” “Real men take bubble baths” “The boyfriends who still hold bags, open doors, tell their girlfriends they’re beautiful and show respect are real men” “Real men don’t love […]

Americans Elect Data Dump Reveals Campus Leaders are 76% Male

The Americans Elect corporation has made a pretty interesting release of a Google map of its “Campus Leaders” tasked with organizing students to participate in the nation’s first ever privatized online presidential nomination, taking place in just 110 days’ time. It’s interesting for two reasons:

1. Inadvertently or on purpose, Americans Elect has released data […]

Selection Bias: In Video from 7 Cities, Americans Elect Underrepresents Women and Black People

Political campaigns in the modern era commonly use demographic targeting to conserve resources, appealing to certain portions of the population and largely writing off others:

J. Brian O’Day explains:

The point of targeting is to determine which subsets of the voting population are most likely to be responsive to your candidate and focusing your campaign […]

Palin Minus 367: Place in Hell for Women who Don’t Support Me

Just one year ago, Sarah Palin was still a Vice Presidential candidate, doing her darndest to scramble back up the pebbly slope to Victory. Her lunge 367 days ago:

There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.

Are we in a better place today than we were last year?

Sarah Palin: Federalist on Abortion, AntiFederalist on Gay Marriage

Sarah Palin explains on October 1, 2008 that she opposes Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to self determination because she thinks states should decide such issues, not the federal government:

Katie Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?

Sarah Palin: I think it should be a states’ […]

Sarah Palin: If You Don’t Support Me, Gals, You’re Going to Hell

“There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.” — Sarah Palin, October 4 2008

Yes, you got that right: women, you’re going to Hell if you don’t vote for Sarah Palin.

The underlying principle: people should vote for other people who were born into the same group… or they will […]

Sarah Palin: If You Don't Support Me, Gals, You're Going to Hell

“There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.” — Sarah Palin, October 4 2008

Yes, you got that right: women, you’re going to Hell if you don’t vote for Sarah Palin.

The underlying principle: people should vote for other people who were born into the same group… or they will […]

Cynthia Ruccia Keeps Clinton-to-McCain Movement Going To Uncertain Effect

In today’s New York Times, Frank Rich writes with great skepticism about the notion that there is really and truly a movement of Clinton supporters eager to support John McCain:

Our new bogus narrative rose from the ashes of Mrs. Clinton’s concession to Mr. Obama, amid the raucous debate over what role misogyny played in […]