Saturday, July 29, 2006

Wanker of the week

Remarking on why lesbians might earn more than child-bearing hetero women, Dr. Reza Arabsheibani, co-author of a salary report from the London School of Economics (with emphasis):

"[Lesbians] might want to prove themselves as good as men, by working hard and being enthusiastic."
I doubt the validity of a study in which one of its male authors expresses such a patriarchal attitude. No surprise, the report offers nothing conclusively on the reason for the lesbian pay gap.

Tell me good doctor, scanning over the millennia of history and with gracious few exceptions, women don't start bloody wars, don't terrorize civilians, don't rape, murder, and pillage, and don't destroy our environment as men do. So might men want to prove themselves as good as women?