Wednesday, October 18, 2006

One percent of the property

Carey Roberts writes:
At first I assumed UNICEF director Ann Veneman had been terribly misquoted.

This was the statement the media attributed to her: "We know that women do about 66% of the work in the world, they produce 50% of the food, but earn 5% of the income and own 1% of the property." But then I checked, and that's what she had said. It was right on the UNICEF website.
Yes, these figures were made up by propagandists. In the USA, women own a majority of the wealth.

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