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The 'Factual Feminist' debunks stats about sexual assault and the wage gap
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'When Christina Hoff Sommers, a “former ’60s flower child” turned philosophy professor, began investigating academic feminism, she discovered numerous “mistakes, half-truths and untruths.”
“As a feminist and an academic, I felt the need to set things right,” she told USA TODAY College.
Hoff Sommers is now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where she produces the Factual Feminist video series, where she gives talks on topics such as “The top five feminist myths of all time” and “The real reason there aren’t more female scientists.”
The theme in Hoff Sommers’ work is that academic feminism — the type of feminism taught to students in the university environment — exaggerates the plight of women while ignoring the plight of men.
For example, take the oft-repeated gender wage-gap statistic that women make 23 cents less on the dollar than men do for the same job. Last July, for example, Pew Research Center reported that women’s earnings were 83% of men’s.
“That claim is decisively refused by economists, including feminist economists. The 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full time,” Hoff Sommers argues.'
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