3. “The pay gap doesn’t really exist. It’s just because of babies.”
This study shows that female graduates with no babies earn less than their male counterparts, even after studying the same subject. And here is a load more evidence that babies aren’t the only cause of the pay gap.
7. “You don’t believe in quotas, do you?”
Lots of people are scared of quotas, which they think give women an unfair advantage. Only 35 countries in the world have more than 30% female parliamentarians, and the UK, the US, and Australia aren’t among them. Most of the countries in the top 35 use some sort of quota system. Such as Rwanda, which has the highest proportion of female parliamentarians at 64% despite only having a 30% quota.
12. “Men get objectified too.”
Most feminists aren’t against objectification per se. Everyone enjoys some objectification occasionally. But women get it more, and sometimes we want some time off, such as when running for a bus, bending over to pick up a pencil, or when running for parliament.