April 24th is Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day. It was originally founded in 1992 by feminists as Take Our Daughters to Work Day because, they claimed, girls were disadvantaged.
Economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth argues that both the original premise (boys were the disadvantaged ones even then, certainly in educational achievement) and encouraging 25 million children to miss school are wrong-headed.
She cites several studies that show young people are not learning the kinds of skills necessary to fill many of the high-paying jobs that go begging today. "In order to learn about work," concludes the author, "young people should have more vocational opportunities within a school curriculum, as many schools are starting to do now. Someone should start the national Bring Work to Our Children Day."
Closer analyses of the 2012 exit poll numbers, writes Michael Medved, “expose the common fiction that Mr. Obama soared to reelection by building a broad coalition of females, young people and voters of color.” He argues that the “winning coalition actually consisted of non-white females and non-white young people, along with non-white males and non-whites over age 30.”
“[T]he unassailable conclusion is that the campaign alleging a Republican “War on Women” didn’t much work. … With the race factor removed, the vaunted ‘gender gap’ largely disappears.”
"In 2013, the major entitlement programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other health care — consumed 49 percent of all federal spending," notes the Heritage Foundation's Morning Bell. "These programs, and interest on the debt, are on track to consume an even greater share of spending in future years, while the portion of federal spending dedicated to other national priorities will decline."
Recent survey findings released "by the Pew Research Center show that the percentage of mothers of children under 18 who don't work outside the home has risen over the past decade to 29% in 2012, up from 23% in 1999," reports Greg Toppo @ USA Today. "The findings suggest that some mothers, particularly those who don't have a college degree, also may be weighing the costs of child care against their own stagnating wages and deciding 'it makes more economic sense to stay home,' the survey's authors say."
"If women were paid 77 cents on the dollar, a profit-oriented firm could dramatically cut labor costs by replacing male employees with females," write Mark Perry and Andrew Biggs. But they don't, because the claimed gender wage-disparity doesn't exist.
Progressives' perpetuation of the gender wage-disparity myth and their proposed solution—to make it easier for women to sue employers for equal pay—are designed to enrich lawyers, not women. Worse, the authors' note, progressives' proposal would "create a disincentive for firms to hire women."
Lila Rose, president of Live Action, was the featured speaker at the March Conservative Women's Network luncheon. She discussed her organization's efforts to build a culture of life. Below is a clip of her presentation (view her full remarks on YouTube).