Here's Mark Perry's "fantasy editing"* of an article describing President Obama's concern about how poorly women are faring today. It should make us think about which gender is experiencing more inequality.
"President Barack Obama said
womenmen have made great some strides toward full equality with menwomen over the past 50 years, yet more progress is needed to close an economic, college degree, and labor market gender gap.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said
womenmen are still more likely than men to live in poverty, are: a) are underrepresented in math and engineering educationfor college degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s levels, b) are underrepresented by academic field for degrees in biology, communication, education, English, foreign languages, health professions, psychology, public administration, social sciences, visual arts, optometry, pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, osteopathic medicine, and naturopathic medicine, and c) earn, on average, 758 percent as much as menless than women for the cohort of unmarried, childless workers under 30 who live in large cities, and d) are 20 percent more likely to be unemployed than women (over the last year).“We have to work even harder to close the gaps that still exist, and to uphold that simple American ideal: We are all equal and deserving of the chance to pursue our own version of happiness, ”he said. The facts that: a) 150 women will earn college degrees this year for every 100 men, b) young, single women earn 8% more than single men, and c) the negative effects of unemployment and job losses in the last recession disproportionately affected men, demonstrates that a lot more progress is needed before we achieve full gender equality.”
* Strike-outs and bold font text are Perry's edits.