The Top Five Feminist Myths of All Time

Finally the research behind the myths! Or the research exposing the myths? I’ll let you decide as always!

Please note all the materials presented are in order as per the above video.

“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. This faux fact is routinely quoted by advocacy groups, the World Bank, Oxfam, and the United Nations. But it is a fabrication.”

0:42 “Women business and the law 2012 report”

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0:43 “Do women own 1% of the world’s land? No”

0:44″World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace”

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We believe this report to be exactly the same as presented at 0:44 in the above video as “women and the new international economic order” If we are mistaken feel free to correct us. If you would like to know more on this UN source: “Women Own 1% of World Property’: A Feminist Myth That Won’t Die” & “World Conferences on Women”

1:08  “Killer factcheck: ‘Women own 2% of land’ = not true. What do we really know about women and land?”

“MYTH 2: Between 100,000 and 300,000 girls are sold into slavery each year in the United States. This sensational claim is a favorite of celebrities , journalists, advocates, and politicians—both conservative and liberal. The source for the figure is a 2001 report on child sexual exploitation by two University of Pennsylvania sociologists. But their 100,000–300,000 estimate referred to children at risk for exploitation—not actual victims.”

1:33 “The commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S., Canada and Mexico: full report”

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“MYTH 3: In the United States, 22–35% of women who visit hospital emergency rooms do so because of domestic violence. This claim has appeared in countless fact sheets, books, and articles. The Penguin Atlas uses the emergency room figure to justify placing the U.S. on par with Uganda and Haiti for intimate violence. I have it. What is the source? It seems that several feminist scholars misunderstood a 1997 study by the Justice Department. The correct figure is not 22-35%–but—GET READY — less than half of 1 percent. One in five in college women will be sexually assaulted.”

2:18 The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World: Fourth Edition”

2:31 “Violence-Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments

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MYTH 4: This incendiary figure is everywhere in the media today. The one-in-five figure is based on a survey called the Campus Sexual Assault Study. Two prominent criminologists have noted its fatal flaws: a very low response rate, a non-representative sample of respondents, and overly broad definitions of what counts as assault –which included such things as “attempted forced kissing” & intimate encounters while intoxicated. Defenders of the one-in-five figure will reply that the finding has been replicated by other studies. But these studies suffer from some or all of the same flaws.


2:56  “Sex assault surveys not the answer: Column”

3:20  “CDC study on sexual violence in the U.S. overstates the problem

MYTH 5: Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns—for doing the same work. No matter how many times this wage gap claim is decisively refuted by economists, it always comes back. The bottom line: the 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure, or hours worked per week. When such relevant factors are considered, the wage gap narrows to the point of vanishing. Wage gap activists say women with identical backgrounds and jobs as men still earn less. But they always fail to take into account critical variables.

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Source: “Another 4 Pinocchio whopper? Obama says women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the exact same work as men”

The above source was based on the:

“Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2012”

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“These reckless claims are nearly impossible to correct because armies of advocates, journalists and political leaders depend on Killer stats to promote their cause. There is also an admirable human tendency to be protective of women—stories of female exploitation are readily believed. But killer stats undermine good causes and send scarce resources in the wrong direction.
My advice to women’s advocates: Take back the truth.”