Balancing The Recession On The Backs Of … Men?

My guess is this won’t garner much sympathy from inside the beltway … not a protected class. Too bad its not whales, dogs or glaciers. (H/T Instapundit)

The proportion of women who are working has changed very little since the recession started. But a full 82 percent of the job losses have befallen men, who are heavily represented in distressed industries like manufacturing and construction. Women tend to be employed in areas like education and health care, which are less sensitive to economic ups and downs, and in jobs that allow more time for child care and other domestic work.

From the NY Times no less … but wait … there’s more:

The reason has less to do with gender equality than with where the ax is falling.

Come on you knew they had to get that in there. Glenn also points to this story.