TIME’s Unbelievably Objective Article on Feminist Myths

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Just to show that TIME is “objective” and only seems to lean left, the editors will sometimes throw a bone to conservatives.

The latest example is “5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die” by Christina Hoff Sommers, a former philosophy professor and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. It got little attention when it was originally published on September 2, 2014. It’s gotten new life because of Patricia Arquette’s equal pay rant during her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards.

If we’re genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women, we need to get the facts straight

Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false. Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis. Though they are baseless, these canards have become the foundation of Congressional debates, the inspiration for new legislation and the focus of college programs. Here are five of the most popular myths that should be rejected by all who are genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women:

MYTH 1: Women are half the world’s population, working two-thirds of the world’s working hours, receiving 10% of the world’s income, owning less than 1% of the world’s property.

FACTS: This injustice confection is routinely quoted by advocacy groups, the World Bank, Oxfam and the United Nations. It is sheer fabrication. More than 15 years ago, Sussex University experts on gender and development Sally Baden and Anne Marie Goetz, repudiated the claim: “The figure was made up by someone working at the UN because it seemed to her to represent the scale of gender-based inequality at the time.” But there is no evidence that it was ever accurate, and it certainly is not today.

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