Here’s a quick word association test – how big is the gender wage gap? How much less are women paid for doing the same work? You might automatically say 30% less. Or 25% less. Or even 21% less. These are all common figures, all used by various experts, celebrities and even heads of state. Yet they are all totally and tragically wrong. There is no gender wage gap. It is a complete myth. Say it ain’t so. The gender wage gap simply cannot be a myth. It is common knowledge. As carved in stone as 365 1/4 days in a year or 5280 feet in a mile. You don’t even have to think about things like this. That, of course, is the problem. You don’t think about it. You got your information about the gender wage gap from a reliable source at some point in the past and have had no reason to think about it since. What a bit of thinking does to the gender wage gap BS If you did think about the supposed gender wage gap, however, it would be quite obvious that there were serious problems with it. The fact is – and you know this already – if a man and a woman worked in adjacent cubicles doing exactly the same work, then they would get exactly the same pay. Their cubicles would be exactly the same size. And there would probably be exactly the same number of steps to the washroom and to their parking spaces. Because if that were not the case, it would be against the law in any western country. The company would be charged with discrimination and forced to pay a huge fine. Furthermore, the woman would sue the company – and win – and get a huge settlement. In addition the resultant bad publicity could actually force the company out of business. So no company would pay men and women differently for the same job. They simply would not dare to take that much risk for such a small reward. Another, humorous side of this argument is made by Christina Hoff Somers – who calls herself The Factual Feminist. She says that if women really could be paid a lot less for the same work, then every company would immediately fire all of its men and hire all those low paid women to do the same work. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oqyrflOQFc) But, of course, they don’t. So it’s pretty clear when you do think about it – a gender pay gap for the same work simply does not and could not exist in today’s workplace. Why then does this obvious lie persist? Why do many modern feminists continue to claim such a pay gap for the same work still exists? Again, Christina Hoff Somers suggests that it is agenda driven. Feminist goals of equal pay, equal access, and equal opportunity have already been won. They already exist for women. The fight is over. But today’s radical feminists need women to be constant victims, oppressed by the evil patriarchy in order to have still something to fight against and thereby justify their existence. So they keep using the gender pay gap as a trigger to get people riled up. In fact, if there was an evil patriarchy oppressing women, why would it let more women into universities than men, allow more women than men to graduate universities, give women advantages in private sector job hunting, as well in criminal and in family courts? Pretty inefficient patriarchy. Where does this kind of BS come from? If they are so patently wrong, then where did these pay gap figures of 30% less, 25% less and 21% less come from? Benjamin Disraeli once said there are three kinds of lies. Lies. Damned lies. And statistics. And that’s exactly where the discrepancy figures come from. Milo Yiannopoulos, the Conservative speaker, who recently billed himself as The Dangerous Faggot on his tour of American Universities, says the figure comes from bad math and bad economics. If you take the earnings of all women who work and compare it to the wages earned by all men who work, there will be a gap. But it’s certainly not a gap in pay for doing the same work. It’s a statistic and one that lies, because it doesn’t take into account the life choices women make – to have a more balanced life, rather than to spend every waking moment at work. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTcy4GiN1iQ) Dr Jordan Peterson, a Psychology Professor from the University of Toronto expands upon this idea, saying that competitive places, like top law firms simply cannot keep their female lawyers after age 35, because there are innate differences between men and women, and at that age women generally decide that they simply do not want to spend 80 hour weeks working and every waking moment in the office. They’d rather have a more balanced life. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq_QjDbkLuA) If it’s so obvious, why didn’t you see it? What’s wrong with you? The point is, with a little research and a bit of thinking, it’s obvious that there is no gender wage gap for the same work. It’s a myth. It doesn’t hold up to even superficial scrutiny. The question, of course is, why don’t more people question it? Why didn’t you? The truth is, like most of us, you probably don’t have lot of spare time. What little you do have you don’t want to waste on things like calculating how many feet in a mile. Or how many days in a year. You simply take the figures for granted. This exercise illustrates not so much about the agenda of modern feminists or about the mythical gender pay gap, but rather a phenomenon that Tom Peters in the Search for Excellence books defined as a “blinding flash of the obvious”. Maybe you need to reorganize your life so you do have more time. More time to think. Time Freedom to spend with your friends and family. More time to relax and enjoy life. The path to this state of being is probably to become your own boss – which the internet let’s you do now with little to no investment and a lot greater job satisfaction and a lot more fun. Could these easy internet ideas make you rich? Happy? Both? For example, you could set up your own website quite affordably and write out a blog every week or every day. It could become very popular very quickly and begin attracting advertisers and paying you, in some cases, even more than you earn now. If you have a lot of opinions you’d like to share, this is something you can do easily, from anywhere in the world. Here’s an idea how to get started. ( http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Website) Another exciting possibility is making a regular podcast. You can do this in audio alone or audio and video. All you really need to do this is a smart phone with a camera. Once you’re done you upload your podcasts, which can contain your opinions on big issues, your take on breaking news and even your conversations with your friends. It could be serious. It could be comedy. It could be dramatic. But it’s said to be the most fun you can have with your clothes on. All sorts of people, just like you, are doing this kind of thing and having fun. Many have been able to monetize their podcasts and make enough money to retire and do only the podcasts. You upload your finished productions to YouTube and when your unique brand of entertainment catches on, you can make millions from advertisers or from viewer contributions. Thousands of people are doing just that right now, and more are coming on-line every hour. Here’s an idea of how to do a podcast: (http://www.podbean.com/start-podcast) If you don’t have strong opinions or you don’t want to put yourself up front as a target, however, there’s an even more comfortable way to be your own boss on the intenet and make the money you need to take care of things. Selling. This is far beyond selling a few things out of the garage on eBay. This is serious business. Internet millionaires can teach you how to join their exclusive club and show you how to sell pretty well anything to anybody and make a big profit on the transaction. One way to learn this skill is here: (https://go.preppers.org/action-plan-video) All of these exciting internet possibilities can be tried out without giving up your day job. See what works for you before you make huge changes in your life. But start working towards a future that gives you more control, more spare time and quite possibly even more money. The Gender wage gap is a myth. And so is the idea that you have to work long hours for someone else. You are the author of your own novel. Make it into an exciting story, starting today. Write on.
Here’s a quick word association test – how big is the gender pay gap? How much less are women paid for doing the same work? You might automatically say 30% less. Or 25% less. Or even 21% less. These are all common figures, all used by various experts, celebrities and even heads of state. Yet […]
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Berries are a quick and easy way to feed yourself in the wild in case you’ve run out of supplies recently and aren’t really a good hunter. However, not all are created equal and not being aware of this simple fact can often cause you a lot of trouble. Certain berries can be non-edible, or […]
Guns are overrated for survival. There’s denying that a firearm is superior to any other weapon for defense and hunting. That being said, you have to carry it, it’s ammunition, and you have to have everything that goes along with cleaning, maintaining and protecting that weapon as well. You also have to pay a significant […]
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It doesn’t require a fortune to prepare for the moment that it all collapses. In fact, it can take a lot less than you’d think as long as you’re smart about what types of things you’re stockpiling and willing to get a little creative when it comes to sourcing. We’ll show you how to get […]
Building a Remotely Located Bunker for Your Family Disasters cannot be predicted but we definitely are starting to find out ways to stay protected if one does happen. We have in-house safe rooms, basements doubling up as bunkers, food and medical supplies, bug out bags and a whole lot of other things that provide us […]
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Fly fishing is an enjoyable activity. Besides, I sincerely believe it’s a good skill to have for preppers and survivalists. While it’s definitely not as cool as learning how to shoot with a rifle but it’s pretty practical. Fly fishing can provide a stable source of food and it’s comparatively easier compared to hunting. With […]
Navigation, Family Practices for Security, Experience, and Fun What if you had that one essential prepper/survival related item with you at all times that not only gave you security and peace of mind but was also family friendly, educational, entertaining, and fun? We all practice self-reliance in one form or another to some extent in […]
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A tarp tent is a wonderful addition to your bug out bag as it can be used in many different ways. A tarp tent is a tarpaulin, a plastic or nylon sheet, used in place of a tent. It is usually rigged with poles, tent pegs, and guy lines. Ultralight backpackers use tarp tents because […]
A tree stand was referred to as a deer stand back in the days as it was constructed for deer hunting purposes only. A tree stand is a structure that helps hunters in spotting the game from a considerable height. And what this does is improve the accuracy of your shot. So why wouldn’t you […]
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I tend to hide in the background of the American Preppers Network. I’m the web-master, the guy that makes the guts of the place work. It’s a thankless job, but somebody has to do it. Well, actually it’s not thankless, both Tom and Gman at Prepper Broadcast have thanked me for countless little and big […]
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There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of […]
By: Matt “Papa Bear” Wooddell Many people, when first joining the preparedness community initially focus on guns and ammo. They want nice, useful, and effective weaponry and enough ammunition to last for years and years before needing to purchase more. After a few years of prepping and a few years’ worth of trips to the […]
The great outdoors is in fact great. It provides food, fresh air and a chance to unplug from technology and reconnect with nature. Sometimes, though, the great outdoors isn’t so great, turning your fun overnight hiking trip or weekend camping trip into a rough, wet, tiring experience. Here are 8 camping survival tips and tricks […]
Life can throw a lot of different situations at you in a hurry, situations you might never see coming. With the world in the state it’s in, it can be easy to get scared and start feeling like you need to be prepared for “the worst.” The secret to having some peace of mind is […]
More and more people around countries who legalize gun ownership purchase their own guns. Some people have them for security purposes. It makes them feel safer knowing that they have a very effective way of defending themselves in case they encounter criminals or muggers. For hunters, having a handgun became very important due to the […]
You can never be too prepared for an emergency situation. However, it is in such cases that you wish you had some survival skills on your fingertips. The ability to craft a survival bow is one such skill that could easily determine your fate. Unlike other traditional weapons, a bow is a crucial resource as […]
If you really want to stock up on survival gear, then sometimes you want to buy in bulk. Buying in bulk not only allows you to purchase the right amount of equipment and supplies, but will let you do so at a discount. Rather than purchasing a large quantity of items from a typical store, […]
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Imagine a line of pickets that can pick up the approach of anything heading your way. That’s exactly what you have with the Guardline GL-5000 Motion Detecting Alarm System. This is a security system that is well worth it. This product review was a walk in the park… actually a walk around the yard, testing […]
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A Few Ideas on How to Prep When it’s Cold Outside If winter and its freezing temperatures are making you depressed, I want to give you a few ideas on how to prep and help pass the time. No, this is not one of those “how to prep for winter” types of articles. Instead, I’m […]
Even the most experienced campers make mistakes when exploring the great outdoors. In a minor case, you forget an essential item like your toothbrush, but some can even lead to Camping Catastrophes at campsites or in surrounding areas. To avoid the worst ones, follow these five tips when preparing for your trip. Train for Emergency Situations […]
We are the middle of Winter, and for many of you, that means taking a trip of some kind. Now is the perfect time to do all of your favorite Winter-related activities, but in order to make the most of your trip, you need to prepare for it properly. By taking certain steps before you […]
One of the happiest times of the year can also be the scariest. Getting ready for the holidays and being able to celebrate the special day is sure to fill your days with excitement. However, this is also the time of the year when thieves are pounding the pavement to steal things you’ve worked hard […]
In order to be a great bow hunter, you’ll have to go through years of training and experience. It’s just like playing a musical instrument; at first, you don’t know what you’re doing, but with a lot of practice and determination, you’ll find yourself playing sonatas. It’s just the same with archery and bow hunting, […]
Most preppers focus on the short term. They stock up on goods and supplies but limit themselves to a few months’ worth of storage. This is understandable: most new preppers don’t have a whole lot of storage space and very few can afford to drop a wad of cash on the storage space and supplies […]
Emergency, like natural calamities such as flood, typhoon or hurricane, and earthquakes are a dangerous situation, requiring an immediate and fast response to avoid unwanted results ̶ injuries or death. Being able to make sure that you are safe before, during, and after any disaster is needed to counteract or respond effectively. What is needed […]
Unfortunately, in today’s society, there are times you may be confronted with violence at work, as illustrated by incidents such as the on-air shooting of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the San Bernardino shooting and the Orlando nightclub shooting. An average of 551 workers a year are killed as a result of workplace-related […]
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Even the most prepared of families can fall on hard times when winter comes. Depending on where you live in the world, winter can mean extreme cold temperatures, harsh winter storms, and complete lack of food resources. This can add up to life-threatening situations, which is why prepping for winter should be at the top […]
One of the scariest things that can happen when you’re in the back-country is an injury. Even a small blister can upend a backpacking trip, but imagine facing something more serious, like a broken leg, an allergic reaction, or a burn from the campfire, and not knowing where to start. Suddenly it’s abundantly obvious that […]
With Christmas coming around the corner I want to share some of my favorite new survival books of this year. What better way to learn than by reading? Be it factual or fictional there are all kinds of good books to read. Bobby Akart and Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy are some of the best […]
Shared with APN by: authorizedboots.com You never know when disaster may strike, from a flat tire on an abandoned stretch of highway to a long-term power outage; emergency situations are always stressful, but you can help reduce some of that stress and maximize your potential for survival with these 43 fantastic prepping tips. So, read […]
Why should I spend my time learning a traditional skill – bow hunting – while we’re living in an era where we have powerful tools for survival such as firearms and the like? This is a question that goes in the mind of preppers every time the idea of bow-hunting crosses their mind. If you […]