Lots of news on the Rise of Women this week.
For those new to this trend, the quick summary is that a growing set of data indicates women are out performing men in a wide range of well-being, educational and employment measures.
Recent news includes:
1. Gender Reversal on Career Aspirations from Pew Research got a lot of attention.
They found younger women are more ambitious than younger men (see chart to the right).
The New York Times Economix Blog has a nice summary of this study.
2. The Richer Sex is a new book that has gotten a lot of coverage because it suggests that women will soon be the major breadwinners in a majority of U.S. households, a forecast we agree with.
The reviews have been mixed, with a number of reviewers feeling the book overstates the gains of women.
This Washington Post review is a good example of this point of view.
3. Newsweek is getting slapped around a bit in social media due to their cover story The Fantasy Life of Working Women. It claims that because women are more in control at the office, they want to be dominated sexually at home.
We're wondering: just how did they figure that out?
Their online article is called Spanking Goes Mainstream. Obviously an interesting trend, but until we see a tighter link to small business we're not going to get tied up following it.
Newsweek really should have accepted our buy-out offer.