Salaries, Fathers and Scholarships

April 17th, 2011 by Pelle Billing

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.

2 Responses to “Salaries, Fathers and Scholarships”

  1. hopeless case Says:

    Pelle:

    The article on the effects of anonymous sperm donation was a great find. Thanks for posting it.

    I have long argued that anonymous sperm donation is a grave injustice, as it allows a mother to deprive a child of its father.

    It puts the lie to the claim family courts have of holding the ‘best interests of the child’ as paramount.

  2. Pelle Billing Says:

    “The article on the effects of anonymous sperm donation was a great find”

    Thanks.

    “I have long argued that anonymous sperm donation is a grave injustice, as it allows a mother to deprive a child of its father.”

    It’s a horrible practice, unworthy of a just society that cares about its children.


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