Could it be that women are just too damn stupid for any serious discussion on their own well being? Is everything we do aimed at gaining approval from men? Are there ANY women in academia today that can manage to pull together a reasonable study on the status of women in today's society without it dripping with self-hatred and blatant attempts to be one of the boys?
Why have I turned into a ranting looneytoon? Here is what happens when you let a woman loose with some data and a statistical package:
We get something called the “child penalty”.
It doesn't matter really what the article is about, it is so obviously biased against the traditional feminine that whatever conclusions are drawn, you know from the get-go that half the story has been left out. Congratulations Miss Boushey! You had an opportunity to do some meaningful research and you blew it on pandering to the boys.
Here's a thesis for you: why don't you come up with a way to estimate the real value of traditional women's work of homemaking and child rearing to both our own families and to society, and what the "Mannabe penalty" is? It's OK! The guys in your office already know you are a girl!
Heather Boushey is an "Economist" at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.