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How Obamas Gender Policies Undermine America (Encounter Broadsides) Paperback – September 21, 2010
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Furchtgott-Roth is the author of two excellent books, Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economics of Women in America and the more recent The Feminist Dilemma: When Success is Not Enough.
In fewer than fifty small-sized pages, writing accessibly so that the entire chapbook can probably be read in fifteen to thirty minutes by most readers, the author makes her case that the federal government is hurting our economic strength by attempting to ensure equality of outcome for women in the marketplace and not just equality of opportunity. "Equal outcomes is a pernicious goal for government policy, one that smacks of central planning and heavy official intrusion into private decision making, such as what to study and what vocation to pursue."
Furchtgott-Roth's agenda entails promoting men's rights. "Policymakers," she urges on the very first page, "should require that government contractors hire men to bring down their 10 percent unemployment rate. Health reform bills should feature Offices of Men's Health to help men live to the same age as women."
Furchtgott-Roth goes beyond trenchant analysis and vivid writing to find new pathways to demonstrating her point.Read more ›
She begins this 2010 booklet by stating, "Both Congress and President Obama continue to advocate policies that favor women over men. The new financial regulation bill has mandated the creation of 29 offices to help the advancement of women. The recently passed health reform law has set up multiple offices of women's health. President Obama wants to extend quotas now in place for women in university sports to science and math." (Pg. 1-2)
She asserts that "the 21st-century feminist message is that women are weak and need protection through special preferences. Not only does this harm men by depriving them of opportunities, but it harms women by invalidating their hard-earned credentials. Not even a woman would choose a female brain surgeon for delicate surgery if she knew the surgeon was a product of affirmative action." (Pg.Read more ›
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I loved this book! I'm tired of politicians wanting to give me a bunch of free passes on jobs, salary, and education. I don't need nor do I deserve their handouts!Published on October 28, 2012 by smartwoman