Från min engelska blogg

17 april 2011, av Pelle Billing

Om du inte har något emot att läsa text och länkar som är på engelska, kan jag rekommendera det senaste inlägget på min engelska blogg. Det innehåller flera intressanta uppgifter om ämnen som ofta diskuteras här på svenska bloggen:

Myths About Gay Money
Gays earn a lot of money, right? More than straight men, right? Wrong, wrong, wrong. The truth of the matter is that gay men earn less than straight men. Lesbian women on the other hand, earn more than straight women. Why is this? Well, gay men don’t have to support a woman and a family, so they have less incentive to choose a high paying career and instead opt for work that is emotionally and internally satisfying. Lesbian women, similarly, don’t have a man to support them, so they need to support themselves. All in all, these facts give us important clues as to why men earn more than women. It’s not about discrimination, it’s about gender roles and who is charged with supporting the family.

Sons of Divorce Fare Worse Than Daughters
“The loss of a male role model for the boys may seriously impact their well-being,” she said. “Other research has indicated a positive father figure is very important for young men and boys, to develop their gender identity and learn ways to regulate their emotions and enhance their mental health.”
Anybody surprised?

My Father Was an Anonymous Sperm Donor
I’m here to tell you that emotionally, many of us are not keeping up. We didn’t ask to be born into this situation, with its limitations and confusion. It’s hypocritical of parents and medical professionals to assume that biological roots won’t matter to the ”products” of the cryobanks’ service, when the longing for a biological relationship is what brings customers to the banks in the first place.
Very well put. Only open (non-anonymous) sperm donations should be allowed, in my opinion. In fact, every woman considering donor conception (and every man considering single fatherhood through surrogacy), would do well to think about the perspective of the child before pulling the trigger.

8 Reasons Why The ”Gender Pay Gap” Is a Total Sham
Warren Farrell gives us as many as 25 reasons, but the eight reasons listed in the article are a good summary of some key factors.

Scholarships for White Men
Our goal: To financially assist young Americans seeking higher education who lack opportunities in similar organizations that are based upon race or gender.
Interesting initiative.


1 kommentar » på “Från min engelska blogg”

  1. Ariel skriver:

    Jag tänkte på det där första, om att homosexuella män tjänar mindre än heteromän och lesbiska kvinnor tjänar mer än heterokvinnor.
    Kanske det har att göra med att homosexuella män har mer kvinnliga egenskaper och lesbiska kvinnor mer manliga egenskaper.
    Och att det kvinnliga är att man inte är lika karriärsinriktad utan värderar andra saker i livet högre, relationer, fritid. Det manliga är att prestera, uppnå ekonomisk status. Män är som regel tuffare i löneförhandlingar.
    Kvinnor generellt tenderar att vara hemma längre med barnen och arbeta mer deltid. Detta kanske har med inre önskningar att göra, snarare än strukturer.
    Om de patriarkala strukturerna är boven i dramat borde ju lesbiska kvinnor tjäna lika ”lite” som heterokvinnor. De är ju trots allt kvinnor. Och homosexuella män är trots allt män och borde (enligt strukturerna) hetsas att göra karriär i samma utsträckning som andra män.