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2013-03-08 10:53:41 PM
4 votes:
For a gender seemingly insistent on equality, women sure do expect others to pay a lot of bills for them.
2013-03-09 07:19:40 AM
3 votes:
Norway is a pretty awesome place to be a man too.

14 weeks of mandatory paternity leave, this is in addition to the mandatory 9 weeks of maternity leave and then the 50 weeks of PAID shared leave.  They might have upped that last one for 2013, I am not entirely certain.  A couple having a child can get up to a total of at least 73 weeks of paid leave.  Child care is heavily subsidized.

A living minimum wage.  While there is no official minimum wage in Norway, the Union contracts have effectively created one where the average wage of the lowest paid 10% of the country is NOK 20,600.  Or about $43,000 a year.  That is only about 1/3 the wage of the highest 10%.  (Stats from 2010).

About a $600 Cap on yearly medical costs.  You essentially pay all medical costs up to $600 for a year and after that the government pays.  Medical and dental are free for all residents up to 18 years of age.

Education up through PhD is free.  Loan support for student living expenses it cheap.  They also get a small stipend for being a student.

What do you notice about all these things?  They are INCREDIBLY pragmatic.  They focus around early investment in programs that will yield LONG-TERM positive results.  Just about everything Norway does follows this pattern.  Spend a little now, get much more down the road.

They apply this to all sorts of systems, such as their prison system.  As a culture they resist the base human urges of punishment and vengeance, instead focusing on rehabilitation  because THAT is what will save money and improve society in the long run.

There is NOTHING about what Norway does to make itself such a great place to live that isn't FULLY APPLICABLE to western countries of all sizes and demographics, the United States included.  In fact, the US is full of natural resources and us Americans here in Norway are known for being diligent and hardworking employees.

All of the "blah blah blah but Norway is small" nonsense being spewed by morons in this thread comes from a place of total ignorance, and it has no basis in reality.  So just keep regurgitating those BS talking points and fighting over the crumbs of your betters.

/Never leaving
2013-03-09 02:09:06 AM
3 votes:

spidermilk: OK sorry but what does having a large population have to do with all the backward laws they invent just to try to make abortions more difficult to obtain?

Also come on people are still really sexist so fark off. You guys are actually joking which doesn't bother me. And I am not a woman who thinks that strippers, porn, Hardees whatever is offensive to women. I don't even give TWO shiatS who does more housework unless the woman is being forced to do it (in reality I think women CARE MORE about housework so they do it more- on their own free will. like men care about their car more so they spend more time washing it or always get the gas). Focusing on this stupid stuff distracts from the real problems like slut shaming or people who think a woman president would break down crying at every meeting.


Part of the reason a lot of feminists sweat the small stuff is because it's enculturation. Women don't naturally care more about housework; they care more because their mothers taught them to have a clean house and their husband doesn't know how to operate a dishwasher. And if your husband doesn't know how to operate a dishwasher, or is only 'helping' around the house instead of actually having a defined amount of chores, then you have  no life if you're a breadwinner, because you're taking on two jobs at once. I've watched women IRL try to deal with that, and they basically sacrifice their entire lives for no reason. Not to mention that it sends a pretty clear message that a woman's job in life is to support others who will basically mooch off her...

Yeah, sometimes it's just silly. But pointing out flaws in our enculturation  is working on things like slut shaming or people who think a woman president would break down crying, because it addresses the root issue: No one is born sexist, and we have to be sure we don't accidentally teach it.
2013-03-09 01:22:59 AM
3 votes:
I highly recommend the Scandinavian  documentaries:

Brainwash: The Gender Equality Paradox
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ2xrnyH2wQ


and The Gender War:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yta55u2zP2U

The only way to make Feminism worse is by turning it into a religion. (A state sponsored religion at that...)
2013-03-08 11:42:03 PM
3 votes:

thisiszombocom: in before angry white male demanding an international men's day


Why would white males be angry about this? The study asserts the best places for women to live is a country run by white males with a a large, homogenous white population.
2013-03-08 11:36:03 PM
3 votes:
I fixed the headline

"The five best countries to live in if you are a white woman. "
2013-03-08 11:35:22 PM
3 votes:

HotWingAgenda: I'll give Canada credit, but the other four coontries on the list frankly don't matter. You need to compare the top-tier nations to each other.  How does the US stack up against China, Japan, Russia, England, Germany, India, Australia, etc?  No one cares if  nation with the same size population as Rhode Island wins populist paradise of the year.


The people living there do.

Doesn't it make sense to look at the ways tons of different people do things in order to learn more about what works and what doesn't?

Are you saying that the US is too big to treat women better?
2013-03-08 11:30:54 PM
3 votes:
Women are just as capable of evil, incompetence, and poor decision making as men.
2013-03-08 11:07:46 PM
3 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: Lemme guess: ANY muslim country?

Clicks link.
Yup


America isn't on the list either. Maybe the US and Muslim countries aren't really all that different.
2013-03-09 01:16:08 AM
2 votes:

steerforth: I'm saying scale and proportionality matters. You have to compare apples to apples. There are many nations where a female Prime Minister would not have nearly as much global political power or global cultural influence as a female senator or representative in the US.


Fine, let's look at Australia then, the 12th ranked economy in the world by GDP and which could easily be compared to New Zealand and Canada on many of these metrics. We rank up there with NZ and Canada on the Economist's glass ceiling index. Our maternity leave provisions probably let us down and our proportion of female elected representatives is not the greatest, but we do have a female prime minister who is not a figurehead in any way. (That's the Queen. Har har.)

We outrank the US on many of these measures. But then, we only have a population of 22 million, less than the population of California or Texas, so we aren't important, amirite?

Did you intentionally ignore my initial comment where I said the US should be compared to Australia because they are in the same general class? There is a massive geopolitical gulf between the US and a nation like Iceland or New Zealand. But the US and Australia, while not particularly close in many metrics, are at least similar, and enable a more reasonable comparison.

Yeah, and Australia still outranks the US on the index, as does Canada. Not very bootstrappy of you.


Not sure what you mean by "bootstrappy", but I wouldn't be surprised if Canada and Australia both ranked above the US on a statistically accurate index.  The problem is that this particular index is not accurate, because it claims to compare wildly dissimilar nations.  It's like comparing quality of life for the lowest/lowest employee at a 10 person company in someone's garage and no overhead, to quality of life for the lowest/highest employee at a 30,000 person Fortune 500 company.  You have to compare records within the same data set, not across different data sets.
2013-03-08 11:47:21 PM
2 votes:
OK sorry but what does having a large population have to do with all the backward laws they invent just to try to make abortions more difficult to obtain?

Also come on people are still really sexist so fark off. You guys are actually joking which doesn't bother me. And I am not a woman who thinks that strippers, porn, Hardees whatever is offensive to women. I don't even give TWO shiatS who does more housework unless the woman is being forced to do it (in reality I think women CARE MORE about housework so they do it more- on their own free will. like men care about their car more so they spend more time washing it or always get the gas). Focusing on this stupid stuff distracts from the real problems like slut shaming or people who think a woman president would break down crying at every meeting.
2013-03-08 11:37:36 PM
2 votes:
Americas influence in the world makes it possible for those 5 countries to be who they are.

/no thanks required
2013-03-08 11:23:14 PM
2 votes:
FTA: and, in spite of the focus on equal rights, when it comes to housework women there still handle the bulk of it

And so what?  The idea that housework needs to be split equally just doesn't make sense.  Or, rather, it only makes sense in a specific situation - where both people work equal hours, and do equal amount of secondary work (ie, yard work, etc) as well.  But that rarely happens.
2013-03-08 11:15:49 PM
2 votes:

A Terrible Human: America isn't on the list either. Maybe the US and Muslim countries aren't really all that different.


What do you mean, controlled by idealistic religious fundamentalist nutjobs intent on oppressing and controlling women based on the writings of some guys from thousands of years ago?

I don't see any resemblance at all.
2013-03-08 11:13:21 PM
2 votes:
Okay, ONE out of five countries on the list has a population greater than that of a decent sized urban county in the US. So?

More telling is that in every one of those countries "successful women" are figure heads. They earn less than men, spend more time on domestic chores than men, and in general their success is the result of social experiments, not actual achievement.

IOW, TFA is bullshiat.
2013-03-08 07:52:00 PM
2 votes:
Lemme guess: ANY muslim country?

Clicks link.
Yup
2013-03-09 06:46:00 PM
1 votes:
You do not have a right to live in Norway. It's a privilege. Of birth, mostly, not to mention hard work and engagement with the political life of the country.

The Nordic countries do have tiny African populations I hear. There's the famous British actor, Richard Ayoade, of The Mighty Boosh and The IT Crowd, for example. His father is African and his mother is Norwegian. He's the Obama of Norway. There are many more of these in the UK than in Norway for historical reasons.

The Scandinavians come by their feminism naturally. Among the farming peoples of Europe (especially in the rougher areas), men and women did pretty much the same work. In fact, women sometimes pulled the plow while their husbands stood on it to make sure the blade dug deep enough.

This kind of natural equality leads easily to more political, economic and cultural equality. It was the role of women in replacing men at work during World War I that lead to female suffrage in most of the countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia, and the US. A few places held out on the vote and the right to hold public office (Quebec, in Canada, until the 1940s or 50s; Appenzell in Switzerland until very recently), but most Northern European countries (and their colonies in the UK, the US, etc) were very egalitarian.

In the Middle Ages and modern times, this equality continued as people went from being peasants to being shop keepers and artisans--the women you see in Dutch paintings with their wealthy merchant husbands were probably doing the accounts and minding the business as much or more than their husbands. Many European scholars taught their wives and daughters to read, write, and speak many languages so they could help in their scholarly work. Out of this equality grew the tendancy of women to dominate the arts, culture, literature, education and other "unmanly" activities in America and Canada (that and half pay).

Nordic climate forces egalitarianism, community spirit and cooperation on people. You cooperate with others, you look out for your neighbours, or you do not survive Northern winters. Famines were common in these countries well into the Nineteenth Century. They were poor countries so recently that there are probably still centenarians who remember the hardships of life still common in the early 1900s.

Because of slavery, heavy immigration, the mistreatment and misappropriation of native peoples and the continental imperialism of young and ballsy America, Americans tend to have less of this mentality. It is much more like Brazil or Russia, even China or India, than Norway or Swizterland or Belgium. There's a current of cynicism and "rugged individualism", whose downside is selfishness and intolerance, and whose upside is optimism and self-reliance and political and economic engagement, in the US and also to some extent Canada, Australia and New Zealand--the Lion Cubs or Young Dominions of Britain as they were called until their full independance was recognized.

Women have higher status and have had it for a very long time compared to the Latin nations and much of the rest of the world, especially the Muslim and Asian countries where women are still treated worse than cattle.

All in all, this is a very good thing, because a modern, progressive and go-ahead country can not afford to waste or handicap more than half of its population, especially the elder, wiser and more broadly experienced half. Women know way more about education, health, children, and oppression than men. This is very important information they can bring to politics and social organization.

I suspect that when Congress is half women, even the Senate, it will be much less full of BS and foolishness than it is now. Women are spoil sports when it comes to rough-housing and adventurism, which is why you see so few mothers in Disney movies. Mind you, judging from the crap that the Sarah Palins, Ann Coulters, and so forth talk, there will still be plenty because a lot of women care more about being like one of the boys than they do their own sex, or children, or welfare.
2013-03-09 01:54:00 PM
1 votes:
I love these threads. If I wanted to, I could read your posts and color code you all by how well you did with girls in high school.
2013-03-09 09:44:26 AM
1 votes:

Slartibartfaster: spidermilk: OK sorry but what does having a large population have to do with all the backward laws they invent just to try to make abortions more difficult to obtain?

Also come on people are still really sexist so fark off. You guys are actually joking which doesn't bother me. And I am not a woman who thinks that strippers, porn, Hardees whatever is offensive to women. I don't even give TWO shiatS who does more housework unless the woman is being forced to do it (in reality I think women CARE MORE about housework so they do it more- on their own free will. like men care about their car more so they spend more time washing it or always get the gas). Focusing on this stupid stuff distracts from the real problems like slut shaming or people who think a woman president would break down crying at every meeting.

I hope (and trust) you realize that not all of the males are like this, and I hope (and trust) that you do not think all women are like this.

Time are changing.

Sometimes for the better.

Sexual equality will be a reality soon.

I will fight from my side, you fight from your side, together there will be a better world.
As long as both sides respect each other, we are both special and different.
If either side fights for superiority the other side will fight back.
We (males) are stronger so we have the upper hand, but that strength is only because of the misbehaviour of our fathers.
Forgive us, we did not do it.

I hate feminism though, it pisses me right the hell off - I will not surrender to females, and I do not see the difference between feminism and chauvinism. Anyone who tries to subjugate me will be fought against. Modern feminism is farking offensive.


Definition of  FEMINISM1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes2: organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interestssurrender, asshats!also, I am thinking about having an abortion but to make it fair, I should ask my fetus what is thinks of this first. what, no comment? okay, we're good to go.
2013-03-09 07:24:28 AM
1 votes:
So by the inverse logic, the greatest place to be a man would be Saudi Arabia, right?
2013-03-09 05:21:17 AM
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: I've never understood how anti-abortion protests make a country a worse place for women?  I'm neither for nor against abortion, I just think it's interesting how people who are 'for' abortion have turned it into a 'Pro Women' thing.  The majority of anti-abortion protests I've seen (and I've seen a lot) are primarily filled with women.


You aren't able to see that women having a choice about something so important as their future / a choice concerning something as important as their own body is "pro-women"?

/Pfffft!
2013-03-09 01:19:26 AM
1 votes:
So why is giving crazy more rights a good thing?
2013-03-09 01:09:53 AM
1 votes:
Just imagine how rich and powerful Oprah would be if she wasn't at such a disadvantage...
2013-03-09 01:05:43 AM
1 votes:
I'm going to guess countries dominated by Catholics, Evangelicals, shiates and other meddlesome religions didn't make the list.  So the USA, Ireland and Saudi Arabia.
2013-03-09 12:51:59 AM
1 votes:
I love how they bag on the US for abortion laws passed but yet Sweden, which is in their top 5, has more restrictions on abortion than any state in the US (basically illegal except in the case of rape, incest, or medical necessity which is where some of our states are trying to take it but afaik haven't yet succeeded). Norway is basically in line with the majority of the US in that it's available during the first trimester, and somewhat during the first half of the second and only in extreme cases after that. Finland falls in the middle of those two and is perhaps most comparable to a purple state like Ohio where they're legal but require some hoops to jump through.
2013-03-09 12:47:24 AM
1 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: Anyone bother to mention RAPE statistics are up 500% in Sweden? That 1 in 4 women will be raped?

Great place to nominate there, Lou.

The number of reported rapes in Sweden is by far the highest in the European Union

http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/item/8231   http://www.thelocal.se/12468/20080616/   http://www.stockholmnews.com/more.aspx?NID=3126


Not disagreeing but "reported" is important. If one feels that he/she will be properly represented in the legal system and by society they are more apt to report. Also Sweden has a very different idea of rape. For example the Assange case where an alleged lack of condom use during consensual sex is regarded as rape.
2013-03-09 12:44:59 AM
1 votes:
Cue the welcome to dark jpeg. I once loved this site and enjoyed the varying opinions on different topics, in fact many news items would send me off in search of more info. I have found opinions that made me see the other side of the fence and at least made me acknowledge another viewpoint. the last couple years is not the fark I grew to love. I am also aware that sites take on a personality which most reflects and mimics it's most popular participants. This is not who I am nor for the most part is it anyone I want to know. To my fark friends who I had the fun of meeting, you have my number and addy, to the others who are my net buds, keep in touch. For people like stupid meadow....oh I mean stone meadow, bend over and suck your own dumbstick because I'm pretty sure it is either only you or your dog that will get it done. I do hope that this hits the site at least for a few minutes before it gets deleted and I get banned, in the few years here I did have some laughs and I will miss caturday
2013-03-09 12:33:00 AM
1 votes:
Anyone bother to mention RAPE statistics are up 500% in Sweden? That 1 in 4 women will be raped?

Great place to nominate there, Lou.

The number of reported rapes in Sweden is by far the highest in the European Union

http://newmediajournal.us/indx.php/item/8231   http://www.thelocal.se/12468/20080616/   http://www.stockholmnews.com/more.aspx?NID=3126
2013-03-09 12:26:34 AM
1 votes:

06Wahoo: Okay, this article complains that the US is too anti-abortion and that that harms women's rights?  Yeah, sure, which is why countries like China, which tend to abort females at a much higher rate than males, are so women friendly, right?


The article doesn't say that. China doesn't make the list either. The article is based on the Economist's glass ceiling index, along with other some other measurements that it fails to reveal, and lists the five best countries to live in if you are female.

China ranks well below the US on the glass ceiling index, but there are also more than five countries higher than the US.
2013-03-09 12:24:41 AM
1 votes:

06Wahoo: Okay, this article complains that the US is too anti-abortion and that that harms women's rights?  Yeah, sure, which is why countries like China, which tend to abort females at a much higher rate than males, are so women friendly, right?


Many would consider the one child policy to be very anti-woman, and not just because so many families choose to abort by gender.
2013-03-09 12:19:37 AM
1 votes:
Okay, this article complains that the US is too anti-abortion and that that harms women's rights?  Yeah, sure, which is why countries like China, which tend to abort females at a much higher rate than males, are so women friendly, right?
2013-03-09 12:15:08 AM
1 votes:

halfof33: let me guess, the "men" in those countries are pussies...

clicks..

yup


4 countries full of descendants of badass seafarers with warrior cultures (Maori, Viking).  Yeah, you should be so fortunate to hold one of their manpurses.

spidermilk: OK sorry but what does having a large population have to do with all the backward laws they invent just to try to make abortions more difficult to obtain?

Also come on people are still really sexist so fark off. You guys are actually joking which doesn't bother me. And I am not a woman who thinks that strippers, porn, Hardees whatever is offensive to women. I don't even give TWO shiatS who does more housework unless the woman is being forced to do it (in reality I think women CARE MORE about housework so they do it more- on their own free will. like men care about their car more so they spend more time washing it or always get the gas). Focusing on this stupid stuff distracts from the real problems like slut shaming or people who think a woman president would break down crying at every meeting.


This. Our cultural attitudes need some serious recalibration.  The more people try, the harder and more shrill the backlash.
2013-03-09 12:06:51 AM
1 votes:
Things that need to be organized:

Straight Pride Parade
White History Month
International Mens Day
The opposite of maternity leave for men who don't have children.  Every few years, men and women who don't have babies get a party at work where everyone buys stuff that he registers for, like beer and beef jerky, they give him a party and six weeks paid vacation.
2013-03-09 12:05:16 AM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: ox45tallboy: Fine. Three out of the five (Canada, Sweden, and Iceland) all have larger populations than ANY urban area in the US, and the other two have larger populations than any single county, so you're absolutely, unequivocally wrong on the first part.

Want to try again? Iceland's population is 320,000...wouldn't even come close to the top 100 counties in the US...maybe not the top 1000.

As for Sweden...might make the top 5.

My point stands.


Ha.

You're right about Iceland being roughly 320,000.

Other than that:

Norway - 5,000,000
Iceland - 320,000
Sweden - 9,500,000
Canada - 34,500,00
New Zealand - 4,400,000

Most populous counties in the US:

Los Angeles - 9,800,000
Cook Co. IL (Chicago) - 5,200,000
Harris County TX (Houston) - 4,100,000

And it goes down from there. Although I was wrong about the population of two of the countries, you are far more wrong when you say

Stone Meadow: Okay, ONE out of five countries on the list has a population greater than that of a decent sized urban county in the US.


Keep in mind that four out of the five countries have higher populations than the third largest county in the US, so unless you want to try and weasel out by saying "well, by decent-sized I only meant the top 2 out of the 3,143 in the United States."

Your point is wrong, and you are a silly poster for having said such a silly thing.
2013-03-09 12:04:38 AM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: ox45tallboy: Fine. Three out of the five (Canada, Sweden, and Iceland) all have larger populations than ANY urban area in the US, and the other two have larger populations than any single county, so you're absolutely, unequivocally wrong on the first part.

Want to try again? Iceland's population is 320,000...wouldn't even come close to the top 100 counties in the US...maybe not the top 1000.

As for Sweden...might make the top 5.

My point stands.


No, it doesn't. And it's borderline retarded. And your vehement defense of it makes you seem like an asshole.
2013-03-08 11:59:45 PM
1 votes:
Coincidentally, also the 5 countries where you are most likely to be falsely accused of rape.
2013-03-08 11:54:15 PM
1 votes:

12349876: Stone Meadow: So, you agree with me...thanks. (Hint: don't be such a literalist. I'm trying to make the point that what is achievable in tiny countries doesn't necessarily translate to larger societies, no matter their willingness to engage on the issue. Being CEO of a company in Norway is like being chair of the local board of education in the US...a good place to start earning one's bona fides, but hardly world news.)

You said decent, top 10 isn't decent in my book. Just keep spewing shiat without the research.  I'm sure you think that 27 billion euros of revenue is local school board change (Hint: that's what the CEO of IKEA in Sweden deals with)


That is two weeks revenue for Walmart.
2013-03-08 11:52:36 PM
1 votes:
I've been to all those countries, and they do not have better sandwiches.
2013-03-08 11:52:24 PM
1 votes:

mrlewish: I fixed the headline

"The five best countries to live in if you are a white woman. "


Um have you been to Canada?
2013-03-08 11:48:03 PM
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: I'm saying scale and proportionality matters. You have to compare apples to apples. There are many nations where a female Prime Minister would not have nearly as much global political power or global cultural influence as a female senator or representative in the US.


So the US is simply too big and/or too influential to treat women better. Once you hit a certain population, or a certain GDP, or a certain influence in the world, you just simply have to start treating women worse than men, otherwise your society collapses.

Got it.

You are a silly poster and you bring a silly argument to this discussion.
2013-03-08 11:46:15 PM
1 votes:

mrlewish: I fixed the headline

"The five best countries to live in if you are a white woman. "


The 30 per cent of women in New Zealand who are not white might like to have a word with you, cuzzie bro.
2013-03-08 11:44:35 PM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: Hey...seriously, I LOL'd. Now get real.


Fine. Three out of the five (Canada, Sweden, and Iceland) all have larger populations than ANY urban area in the US, and the other two have larger populations than any single county, so you're absolutely, unequivocally wrong on the first part.

The fact that you refer to the democratically elected head of a state of a country as a "figurehead" is ridiculous. Do you really believe there is really some man behind her, pulling the strings? Does this stem from your belief that women are incapable of performing the job of head of state, or that you believe that just the particular women described in the article are incapable, but others might be?

What is so bad about a "social experiment"? Isn't that what they called the US Constitution when it first came into being?

You know what they call a "social experiment" that works?

A country.

And finally your opinion that TFA is bullsh*t. Well, since you're so obviously wrong about everything you've said so far, I'd say your rationale for for your opinion is nonexistent.

I wasn't joking, I really did bold the parts where you are wrong.
2013-03-08 11:38:06 PM
1 votes:
Uzbekibekibekistan?

Whatever. We still have the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world. USA! USA! USA!
2013-03-08 11:30:27 PM
1 votes:
let me guess, the "men" in those countries are pussies...

clicks..

yup
2013-03-08 11:28:46 PM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: Okay, ONE out of five countries on the list has a population greater than that of a decent sized urban county in the US. So?

More telling is that in every one of those countries "successful women" are figure heads. They earn less than men, spend more time on domestic chores than men, and in general their success is the result of social experiments, not actual achievement.

IOW, TFA is bullshiat.


Those women in parliament were voted into office, not because of some social experiment. I assume you're supportive of free elections.
2013-03-08 11:28:16 PM
1 votes:
I'll give Canada credit, but the other four coontries on the list frankly don't matter. You need to compare the top-tier nations to each other.  How does the US stack up against China, Japan, Russia, England, Germany, India, Australia, etc?  No one cares if  nation with the same size population as Rhode Island wins populist paradise of the year.
2013-03-08 11:22:04 PM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: Okay, ONE out of five countries on the list has a population greater than that of a decent sized urban county in the US. So?

More telling is that in every one of those countries "successful women" are figure heads. They earn less than men, spend more time on domestic chores than men, and in general their success is the result of social experiments, not actual achievement.

IOW, TFA is bullshiat.


So that's BS.  Sweden has just about as many people as the largest US county, Los Angeles.  Sweden and Norway and New Zealand would all be third behind LA and Cook Illinois.  Even if you used Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Sweden would be 3rd and Norway and New Zealand in the top 11.
2013-03-08 11:06:45 PM
1 votes:
FTFA:

4. Canada
In Canada, a third of the federally appointed judges are female, and women make up 25 percent of parliament. Depending on how long they've been employed, new moms can take anywhere from 17 to 52 weeks of maternity leave without losing their job or getting a pay cut. A third of the country's ministers are women, and women make up 25 percent of parliament. Universal health care and easy access to education help make Canada once of the best countries for women.


Know how I know a woman wrote this article?

/I know the author's name gives it away, but
//yap yap yap yap yap
2013-03-08 11:01:14 PM
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domenad: For a gender seemingly insistent on equality, women sure do expect others to pay a lot of bills for them.


And do you know what's super crazy?! They don't even have a majority in the Congress, they can just barely vote as of like yesterday, and not once, ever has there been a woman president! They are even still doing housework and taking care of their children in this backwards, retarded, stupid ass country! 

I just want a world where women are exactly like men in every single way. Every. Single. Way.
2013-03-08 10:35:52 PM
1 votes:
in before angry white male demanding an international men's day
2013-03-08 09:00:35 PM
1 votes:
The vatican?
2013-03-08 08:35:09 PM
1 votes:

sno man: Your Canadian girlfriend approves of this list.


So soon I'll be off to Alberta!
I mean Vancouver!
shiat! Her name is Alberta, she lives in Vancou-
She's my girlfriend!
2013-03-08 08:01:10 PM
1 votes:
Your Canadian girlfriend approves of this list.
2013-03-08 06:30:21 PM
1 votes:
Saudi Arabia?

/DNRTFA

ox45tallboy: Or the fact the ERA still hasn't passed?


I believe it was just reintroduced. Again.
 
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