"A year ago, a rare thing happened to American women.
For three months, they held more jobs than men in the US economy —
something that had only occurred one other time in history, during a
short period in 2009 and early 2010.
Sure, there were still many other gender gaps: women were more likely
than men to work part-time, for example, because of caregiving
responsibilities at home, and even among full-time workers, they earned
on average only 81 cents for every dollar of their male peers.
Nevertheless, women were making gradual gains.
The pandemic quickly changed that story. And now, it just got worse.
According to new data released Friday, employers cut 140,000 jobs in
December, signaling that the economic recovery from the coronavirus
pandemic is backtracking. Digging deeper into the data also reveals a
shocking gender gap: Women accounted for all the job losses, losing
156,000 jobs, while men gained 16,000."
Via Muse, who wrote "We have to get feminism back on track. News just
broke about the US having lost 140,000 jobs in December and they were
all jobs filled by women. In Australia we have lost a disproportionate
number of jobs held by women, and fewer women have been able to apply
for university degrees. On top of this 400,000 women over 45 are at risk
of homelessness. Misogyny is seriously on the rise."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics