According to the New York Times, the District of Columbia has the lowest pay gap between male and female workers in the country, compared to the 50 states. From NYT: "in the District of Columbia, the median weekly wage of full-time women workers is 96.5 percent of that for their male counterparts, far and [...]
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I'm not much of an expert in feminist economics—I count on my fingers—but I can appreciate a visually interesting, sufficiently dumbed-down lady-graph when it comes my way. This week, my foray into quantitative analysis of feminist issues left me kinda down. Behold, graphical representations of Bad News in abortion and stripping:
Depressing Feminist Graph #1:
Yesterday, the New York Times' Cahterine Rampell detailed how the current recession has nearly achieved a "bittersweet" parity between the genders in the workforce—because men are more likely to lose their jobs than women in hard times. Rampell accompanies her analysis with this graph:
Today, Bloomberg's William Pesek applauds Malaysia for finally making international headlines based on its economic strength—and not on its gay sex scandals.
"Malaysia is in the global financial pages, and for a change it has little to do with sodomy," Pesek reports.
Pesek, unfortunately, leads his own examination of Malaysian economics with a recap of the nation's [...]