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: FACTS: This injustice confection is routinely quoted by advocacy groups, the World Bank, Oxfam and the United Nations. 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.
earn 5.4 percent of world income today.” Moreover, in African countries, where women have made far less progress than their Western and Asian counterparts, Yale economist Cheryl Doss found female land ownership ranged from 11% in Senegal to 54% in Rwanda and Burundi.
Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis.
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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore turned it into a cause célèbre.
Both conservatives and liberal reformers deploy it.
There are still details to iron out—for instance, where the sexual act would take place, and whether compensation would occur before or after—but that’s par for the course with a disruptive plan like this.
A lot of people have been offering their, um, feedback, to a couple of things I tweeted over the past week or so.