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"Less than 1% of women own property": Debunking the myth


This isn't a myth; it's political opinion. It's also a form of propaganda.

By appealing to the emotions, it also is a logical fallacy.

For through marriage, women own property. Indeed, most of young feminists today have mothers who own property. Even in countries where women are oppressed, women own property either through their husband or their son(s).

"Almost half of world property is held in trust by women" would be closer to the truth.

Reference:
Phillip Cohen (March 8, 2013), The Atlantic, "'Women Own 1% of World Property': A Feminist Myth That Won't Die"
http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/03/women-own-1-of-world-property-a-feminist-myth-that-wont-die/273840/

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