John Stossel writes in Townhall, The War on Women:
Insurance companies still charge men more for car and life insurance. A survey of car insurance companies found that the cheapest policy for a woman cost 39 percent less than for a man. A 60-year-old woman pays 20 percent less than a man for a 10-year life insurance policy. Seventy-year-old women pay half as much as men.
That’s just math, too, because most women live longer than men and, despite the “woman-driver” stereotype, we men get into more car accidents.
I don’t hear activists complaining about men paying too much. The “victim” propaganda works only when women pay more.
The sexes are simply different. Yet government demands that colleges have gender-equal sports participation. It’s fine if dance and art groups are mostly women, but if athletic teams are too male, lawsuits follow.
Obama even cynically repeats the misleading claim that women make 77 cents for every dollar men make, although his own Department of Labor says the difference evaporates once you control for experience and other choices.
This probably the most dog eared chapter of the Progressive Playbook, likely originated from the opposition to abortion from some of the conservatives. Here is a progressive dilemma: What if female fetuses were aborted at a higher rate than male fetuses?