December 23, 2010

Lesbians, Pay, Inequality. Lesbians Win!

From Boing Boing
Lesbians make more money than straight women (and nobody really knows why)
shhh...it's because they play the role of men. Or possess a male-like aggressiveness at work. Rachel Maddow much?

A more interesting analysis would be a break-down of the data between masculine vs. feminine lesbians. We'd get a better read on whether or not the data follows the same line as pay for men vs. women. My guess is, it would. We'd be left talking about gender roles abstracted from the actual sex of the worker. In other words, the idea of who we are, what we do and what we need from our employment vs. who, what and why we really are, exposing the last barrier to egalitarianism in the workplace.

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