On Fearmongering and Mental Disorders

The Angry Redhead

I caught wind of this article via my friend’s Facebook feed this morning and I had to go on a little rant.

The headline reads “Non-Conformity and Questioning Authority are Now Considered Mental Illnesses.”  

This is clickbait material and misleading as all hell.  Let me tell you straight out, without reading anything else, that this whole headline is not true.  

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Wage Gap

The Angry Redhead

[NOTE: I wrote this a while back, and have submitted it as a paper to one of my gender classes before]

So I was checking out info about the male-female wage gap.

Contrary to what any anti-feminist is going to tell me, a wage gap between men and women does exist on a large scale.  Currently, you’re looking at a ratio of .81, which means that approximately women earn about 19% less than men.  This is generally coming out of the US Department of Labor, collected from information taken by the US Census Bureau. (1)  Yes, I’m citing government studies here, among a lot of scholarly articles that I have the full PDFs of but don’t really have a way to link to it here.  I’ll link the JSTOR page for it, but if you can’t read it, I’ll give you a copy of the PDF.  Yes, I do my…

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