Never Mind The “Wage Gap” Myth: One In Six Men Not Employed At All!
Christina Hoff Sommers, author of Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men writes on Twitter:
The gender wage gap “injustice” is a manufactured crisis. That 1 in 6 men ages 25-54 not working is the real thing. http://t.co/4RMQq9TYoz
— Christina H. Sommers (@CHSommers) February 17, 2014
Here`s what she`s linking to:
National Center for Policy Analysis
February 13, 2014
More than one in six men between the ages of 25 and 54 is unemployed, says the Wall Street Journal.
More than 10 million men ages 25 to 54 do not have jobs today, a function of the slow economy as well as technology and globalization, say economists.
- In the early 1970s, 6 percent of American men 25 to 54 were unemployed.
- By the end of 2007, 13 percent were out of work.
- In 2009 at the peak of the recession, almost 20 percent of American men were without jobs.
- In December 2013, that figure was at 17 percent. Two thirds of these men reported that they were not looking for work, which means that they are not labeled as “unemployed” in official unemployment statistics.[More]
One thing it`s not is the age of “white male privilege.”