Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Claim That Rape Is The Most Underreported Crime Is A Myth

I've been examining this often-repeated claim that rape is the most underreported crime and so I stumbled upon the actual US Bureau of Justice Statistics actual numbers on the rate of unreported crimes.

The screenshot below, from their statistics, clearly shows that several crimes are more likely to go underreported than rape, and in fact, some of the numbers vastly outnumber the numbers for rape.
Those numbers are taken from pg 7 of their publication "Criminal Victimization, 2015"

Do a quick google search for the phrase "rape is the most underreported crime" and you'll get 10 pages-worth of people lying and saying that it's the most underreported crime. Also as of this writing, I was unable to find anyone debunking this myth. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Men "Need to Adapt" to Alarming Rates of Job Scarcity in Male Oriented Fields According to "Experts"

Male oriented fields in the job market have been on steady decline while female has been on the rise; some of the reasons being education is not veered towards helping boys succeed, but the solution according to the mangina "expert"? Men need to suck it up and adapt, and despite many fields being female dominated, they are still suffer wage discrimination. Sounds plausible to me:
"Opportunities in female-dominated industries have continued to expand, Swartz says, but men have not been gravitating toward those jobs. 
Nearly 200,000 jobs were created in the health care and social service industries over the past four years in Canada. Yet in 2016, only 10 per cent of registered nurses and 12 per cent of health care aides were men. 
'It's sociocultural,' Swartz said. "There is still an attitude that we leave those jobs for women — men don't do those kinds of jobs.' 
There has been little to no effort to attract men to these positions or recruit them into training programs, but perhaps an even bigger barrier is the wage gap.
'In a lot of these female occupations, they are not really paid well,' Swartz said. 'If you lost a high-paying job, you don't want to move too far down the ladder. We still have wage discrimination in the labour market.' 
Swartz says boys and men need to start thinking about alternative career options or "'his will continue to be a problem for an entire gender.The problem, he says, starts in school. 
And it's not confined to Canada. An OECD report in 2012 showed that 15-year-old boys were underachieving in basic proficiency in math, reading or science in every OECD country."