Short Fact List

This is one of the things that I will never start if I do not do it now. It is a work in progress which should help me link to certain posts by me via short snippets of information. I have (as of 23.03.12) published about 327 posts and about 236 drafts. I really need to organize by stuff better.

Status: Tags to do: Body Image Circumcision Deadbeat Dads Depression Divorce Double Standards DV Education False Allegations Fatherhood Fatherless Fathers rights Female expectations of men   Feminism Health homeless Justice Media Mens Health  MRM  Overview Paternity Tests  prison rape Privilege Quotas Rape Raped males SAHD Sex Sexual Harassment Sexuality shared parenting STEM Suicide Trafficking & 27.03.12 onwards

Fatherhood, divorce, custody and alimony
- Deadbeat dads: 30% are in prison among the remainder 50% are unemployed. Those who have jobs earn an average of $5,600 a year well below the poverty line.
- two-thirds of the poor fathers tracked by the study had child support orders that demanded more than half of their income
- The maximum that child support enforcement can take under federal laws is 65 percent of a person's salary
- only 4 percent of fathers are able to get their child support payments reduced when their earnings drop by more than 15 percent
- the statewide total of unpaid child support was more than $9 billion, and half of the amount is surcharges. Surcharges totaled $250 million in 2009 alone
- the phenomenon of maternal gatekeeping exists and that, under some conditions, it may have the potential to affect fathering behavior
- On average, mothers who work outside the home devote 11.1 hours to direct child care tasks per week; fathers devote 10.5 hours, a 51%/49% split of child care tasks. Although working longer hours outside the home than mothers, young fathers spend an average of 4.3 hours per day with their children, only 45 minutes less than mothers. 
- The percentage of mothers reporting work-family conflict remained statistically the same (41% in 1977; 47% in 2008) over the 31 years while the percentage of fathers increased dramatically from 35% to 60%.
- 40% of men and 37% of women somewhat or strongly agree with traditional attitudes about gender role values. 
- 49% of fathers say they take more or equal share of child care 
- Almost all fathers who live with their children take an active role in their day-to-day lives through activities such as sharing meals, helping with homework and playing.
- 80% of dads report that they change diapers as often as or more often than their wives when they’re home
- On average working dads spend 3 hours with their kids every workday
- when the father had no risk factor and the mother had one, he got full custody in only 26% of cases. When the sexes were reversed, she got custody 44% of the time.
- 75% of fathers who had abused or neglected their children were denied all access to them, while only 50% of mothers were.

Men and the system: justice, support, prison and homelessness
- In 2008 12% of men and 14% of women lived in poverty
- 75% of the homeless population are male
- 93% of our world-leading 2.3 million incarcerated people are men
- globally, more than 145 funds, with assets of nearly half a billion dollars, exist to improve the lives of women and girls. Many focus their efforts domestically; about a third work internationally.
- of the 36.8 million American adults who lack health insurance, 56% are men.
- 98% of the Iraq wounded are men, and for many of them, their war-related health problems will continue for a lifetime.
- Although 75% of trafficking is about slavery work in other areas than the sex industry, in many countries, the laws relevant to human trafficking are restricted in their application solely to women
- The Global Gender Gap Report, Gender Parity Index and the Gender-related Development Index ignore men's issues
- 60.1% of women and 56.3% of men voted in 2004[2]
- VAWA discriminates against men
- men are erased as the genderless norm
- How Title IX disadvantages boys
- There is a lack of male therapists
- Efforts are needed to raise awareness of the clinical implications of binge eating for men so they can seek appropriate screening and treatment.



Work, the wage-gap and women's economical power
Wage Gap
- Women work 44% of hours worked and earn 44% of wages earned / women worked 79% of the hours men worked and earned 77% of the money men earned
- The adjusted gender wage gap is between 4.8 and 7.1 percent
Women 30 and under make more money, on average, than their male counterparts in all but three of the largest cities in the U.S.
Childless women aged 27 to 33 earn 98 cent to a childless man's 1$
Female directors in corporate America earned median compensation of $120,000, based on the most recently available pay data, compared with $104,375 for male board members
Women who work part-time actually make more than men who work part-time; and never-married women make almost exactly as much (96.7%) as never-married men.
Never married women without children make 117% of what their male counterparts make. Never married women make 94,2% of what their male counterparts make. Childless women make 90% of what their male counterparts make.
The gap in hourly wages between women with and without children is greater than the gap between men and women. While the hourly wages of women without children are roughly 90 percent of men's hourly wages, the comparable figure for women with children is 70 percent.
At any given level of the career hierarchy, women are paid slightly more than men with the same background, have slightly less income uncertainty and are promoted as quickly
women corporate directors earn 15 percent more than male counterparts
In 2007, women accounted for 51 percent of all workers in the high-paying management, professional, and related occupations. They outnumbered men in such occupations as financial managers, human resource managers, education administrators, medical and health services managers, and accountants and auditors.
Among adults working between one and 34 hours a week, women's earnings are 115 percent of men's. Among part-time workers who have never married, and who thus confront fewer outside factors likely to affect earnings, women earn slightly more than men.
in 2005 nationwide never-married women who had never had children earned 117% of the wages of never married men who had never had children.
There is no gender gap in wages among men and women with similar family roles
in the 1950s, the pay gap between men and never-married women was less than 2 percent. Never-married white women actually earned 6 percent more than never-married white men.
Women's spending power and wealth
Income can be measured as good and serviced produced OR as goods and services consumed
Women control nearly 60 percent of the wealth in the United States and some estimate that by 2030, women will control as much as two-thirds of the nation’s wealth. The number of wealthy women in the U.S. is growing twice as fast as the number of wealthy men
45 percent of American millionaires are women
48 percent of estates worth more than $5 million are controlled by women, compared with 35 percent controlled by men.
American women are responsible for 83 percent of all consumer purchases; they hold 89 percent of U.S. bank accounts, 51 percent of all personal wealth, and are worth more than $5 trillion in consumer spending power—larger than the entire Japanese economy. and more and even more
a new survey of Federal Reserve Board data reveals that women actually control 51.3% of personal wealth in the United States.
Men earned over 2/3 of the income in over 1/2 the couples, but did most of the money management in under 1/7 of them.
American women are already the breadwinners or co-breadwinners in two thirds of American households
Almost 40% of working wives out-earn their husbands
- 43% responded that the woman makes most of the major decisions for the family, with 31% saying that the couple makes most decisions together.

- 45% of women said they hold the family purse strings compared to 37% of men.

Choices and motivation as a reason for gaps
Competition: there is a large residual gender gap in tournament entry
A strong majority of all working mothers (62%) say they would prefer to work part time.... An overwhelming majority [of working fathers] (79%) say they prefer full-time work. Only one-in-five say they would choose part-time work
Women have fewer years of work experience, work fewer hours per year, are less likely to work a full-time schedule, and leave the labor force for longer periods of time than men.
women quit at a higher rate: Annual voluntary turnover of the women is 8%, vs. 6.5% for the men
26% of professional women who are not yet in the most senior posts say they don't want those jobs. And of the 108 women who have appeared on the FORTUNE 50 over the past five years, at least 20 have left their prestigious positions--most of their own volition
women between the ages of 18 and 34 have been out of the labor force 27 percent of the time
In 2000, one-quarter of all women employees worked part-time, compared to less than 10 percent of men. Nearly 85 percent of those who worked part-time did so for non-economic reasons
women of all professions, political parties, ages, and income levels remain less likely than their male counterparts to express interest in seeking any political office. The gender gap in political ambition grows as we move from local, to state, to federal office.
85 of the students, or roughly 60 percent, said that when they had children, they planned to cut back on work or stop working entirely. About half of those women said they planned to work part time, and about half wanted to stop work for at least a few years.
Among the Yale alumni surveyed who had reached their 40's, only 56 percent of the women still worked, compared with 90 percent of the men. Just over half of women said that work was their primary activity, compared with 90 percent of the men
when boys and girls each ran alone on a track, there was no measurable speed difference by gender. When each child was teamed with another child and asked to run again, the boys ran faster and the girls ran slower—slowest of all when running against other girls
only 7 percent of first-job-seeking women negotiated their salary, as opposed to 57 percent of men
Other
- Unemployment rates for men and women are equal (8.3%)
- The importance of looks in the workplace is even more important for men than it is for women[2]
- Women typically have more sick days than men of the same age - 7.6 more in Europe and 5.2 more in America and Canada
- In fiscal 2009, only 1% of charges filed with the EEOC included an Equal Pay Act claim.
fatal work injuries (Women: 7% Men: 93%)
- In the manufacturing, mining and construction fields, 86% of workplace injuries and illnesses occur to men and 92% of workplace-related deaths are men as well.
- A woman's employment status has no effect on the likelihood that her husband will opt to leave the marriage. For a man, not being employed  increases the chances that his wife will initiate divorce
- On average, mothers who work outside the home devote 11.1 hours to direct child care tasks per week; fathers devote 10.5 hours, a 51%/49% split of child care tasks. Although working longer hours outside the home than mothers, young fathers spend an average of 4.3 hours per day with their children, only 45 minutes less than mothers. 
- The percentage of mothers reporting work-family conflict remained statistically the same (41% in 1977; 47% in 2008) over the 31 years while the percentage of fathers increased dramatically from 35% to 60%.
- 40% of men and 37% of women somewhat or strongly agree with traditional attitudes about gender role values. 
- men and women in the are able to share their workload fairly  [2
 

Men, boys and education
- At age 24 there are 148 women who have earned a bachelor’s degree (or more) for every 100 men. At age 23, there are 164 women holding a college degree for every 100 men, and at age 22 the F:M ratio for college degrees is 187:100.
- According to the U.S. Department of Education, in the 2005-06 school year, women made up: 57.5 percent of all students earning bachelor's degrees. Nearly 60 percent of students earning master’s degrees.
- It’s a well-known fact that in the United States, women outnumber men in the attainment of college degrees (by 20 percent), as well as graduate and law diplomas; 72 percent of high-school valedictorians were women
- men and women reached educational parity with college graduation rates in 1982. Today, women receive 58 percent of bachelor's degrees and represent half of graduates in medical and law school. 



Feminism
- it is highly problematic to do science feministly, feminist social theories are perhaps most helpful as ideological guidance for political action.
- NOW supports lifetime alimony


Nature, nurture, relationships and sexuality
- More women are choosing to marry wealthy men than in the 1940s
- 43% responded that the woman makes most of the major decisions for the family, with 31% saying that the couple makes most decisions together.

- Overall, women are more willing to initiate conflict, no willing to escalate conflict, better able to handle it when it occurs, and, when they have initiated it, are quicker to get over it.
- the male sex drive is stronger than the female sex drive.
- The Y-Chromosome is not dying
- Slut Shaming: People do not necessarily hold men and women to different sexual standards.
- Valentines Day: The average male is expected to spend $168.74 – nearly twice as much as women
- The Cloisterstudy: If there is a biological wage gap, it is small (about 2 years) 
- A woman's employment status has no effect on the likelihood that her husband will opt to leave the marriage. For a man, not being employed  increases the chances that his wife will initiate divorce
- there is no significant difference between men’s and women’s self-esteem
- in 2002, 55 percent of married women engage in extramarital sex at some time during their relationship (compared with 60 percent of men)
- men and women showed different patterns of brain activity when viewing sexual stimuli
- It appears that while men and women have the same average IQ, the level of cognitive function is achieved in very different ways. Not only do women and men employ different brain regions, there is also a vast difference in the emphasis on gray and white matter. 
- The results suggest that as girls progress from early puberty to late adolescence, certain regions of their brains become more active when they face a potential social interaction. By contrast, boys in the same situation show no such increase in activity in these areas. In fact, the activity in their insula actually declines.
- These girls, who have been affected by testosterone as their fetal brains were developing, are more likely to be interested in a style of playing that is generally considered “boyish”.
- research has shown that testosterone enhances competitiveness and dominance, reduces fear, and is associated with risky behaviors like gambling and alcohol use
- higher levels of testosterone were associated with a greater appetite for risk in women, but not among men
- In many studies, including several meta-analytic investigations, it has been found that men tend to be more assertive and risk taking than women, whereas women are generally higher than men in anxiety and tender-mindedness
- Sexual dimorphism in sociability has been documented in humans.
- attention in males is drawn more to mechanical motion, whilst attention in females is drawn more to biological motion
- Evidence indicating that sex-linked toy preferences exist in two nonhuman primate species support the hypothesis that developmental sex differences such as those observed in children's object preferences are shaped in part by inborn factors
- New scientific evidence refutes the preconception that testosterone causes aggressive, egocentric, and risky behavior. 
- Attraction to female body shape through culture and time and by blind men. All the same 
- Biological reasons for toy preferences 
- Pelle on gender essentialism 

Reproductive rights and abortion
- Fewer than 1% said their parents' or partners' desire for them to have an abortion was the most important reason.
- In the old days, a woman’s biology was a woman’s destiny, today, a woman’s biology is a man’s destiny.


Domestic Violence
- VAWA discriminates against men

Rape, sexual assault, coercion and abuse of men and boys
- When asked about initiating sexual contact with a man when his judgment was impaired by drugs or alcohol, between 32% and 51% of the women said that they had.
- self-reported prevalence rates for women's sexual coercion of between 25% and 40% and for physically forced sexual contact between 1.6% and 7.1%
- between 5% and 15% of women reported giving a man alcohol or drugs in an attempt to have sexual contact with him.
- An estimated 56 percent of all child abusers -- physical, mental and sexual -- are women
- 3 in 4 B.C. boys on street sexually exploited by women 

Women as criminals
- women are more likely to be perpetrators of major embezzlement schemes than men
- Up to 75% of all perpetrators of human trafficking are women
- An estimated 56 percent of all child abusers -- physical, mental and sexual -- are women
 


Circumcision

Men's health and suicide
- the suicide rate for young men is five times that of young women.
- in 2006, the average American male could expect to live 5.1 fewer years than the average woman; a black American male will likely live 11 fewer years than a white American woman.
- there are seven offices of women's health in the U.S. government yet there is not a single one about men
- on average women in the worst-off social class live as long as men in the best-off social class, if not longer
- The Cloisterstudy: If there is a biological wage gap, it is small (about 2 years) 
- Binge Eating: 7% of men and 11% of women 


Media, body image and societies stereotypes about men
- 70% of all reporting and comment on men and male identity in the mass media genre studied was negative and more than 80% of portrayals of men and male identity were unfavourable.
- men are widely demonised, marginalised, trivialised and objectified in mass media.
- In-group bias: Women like women more than men like men
- A woman's employment status has no effect on the likelihood that her husband will opt to leave the marriage. For a man, not being employed  increases the chances that his wife will initiate divorce
- there is no significant difference between men’s and women’s self-esteem

LGBT
- a majority of Americans (58%) say that homosexuality should be accepted, rather than discouraged, by society.
- 45% favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally while 46% are opposed.
- Survey participants generally were more likely to regard gay men as mentally ill, supported adoption rights for lesbians more than for gay men, and had more negative personal reactions to gay men than to lesbians.
- Overall response of trans people to the question "have you ever attempted suicide":41% 
- 8 states approve gay marriage
- 67% would vote for a gay / lesbian president

3 comments:

  1. Great source man! I'm going to steal some links if this is ok with you...

    dicipres

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  2. It is fine with me. Giving credit would be nice, but not needed as, well I "stole" all of this as well.

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  3. excellent resources
    Please keep it up
    Chris

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