Shocked, I Say!

I hope you're near a fainting couch and have a trusty manservant standing at the ready with a mint julep and the smelling salts in case you swoon from a case of the vapors, Lady Shakers, because this shocking news may cause delicate constitutions to be easily overwhelmed: It turns out that the "he-cession" hasn't really been good for women after all!

In fact, it turns out that even among the most economically privileged women, the recession has been bad! (GASP!) And not only that—women have actually fared worse than men!
Female chief executives earned just 58 percent of what their male counterparts did in 2008, and their compensation packages were slashed three times as much as their male peers, according to a survey released on Monday.
Get me to the fainting couch, Martha! Quick—before I succumb from the weight of my own dripping contempt!

[H/T to Shaker InfamousQBert.]

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