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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jiaxi Lu, Washington Post: Women still face disparities in the workplace -- female workers on average are paid 77 cents for every dollar male workers make and only 4.2 percent of chief executives at Fortune 500 companies are women. But a recent study shows women outperform men in raising money online via crowdfunding sites, such as Kickstarter, where backers make monetary contributions to projects they like in exchange for small rewards -- such as sharing a piece of the project and getting limited editions of the creative works.


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What do you need when you want to get people's attention in order to rally them to donate money?


Women excel at being cheerleaders.

#1 | Posted by ClownShack at 2014-08-17 06:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

The kickstarters aren't promising any significant rewards so it's basically an appeal to sympathy. Guess who gets more sympathy when asking for a handout, men or women. In addition, men are suckers for a pretty face.

If women can exploit these basic facts to their benefit, more power to them. Jeebus knows that they've got the short end of the stick from time immemorial.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2014-08-17 07:12 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I know from experience that some women have gotten the long stick...

#3 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-08-17 10:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

If you guys knew anything about sticks you would be funny... but you arn't.

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-08-18 08:45 AM | Reply | Flag:


I always thought it was breasts.. :)

#5 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-08-18 01:00 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Women know how to get men to spend money! What a shocker.

#6 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2014-08-18 01:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

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