Guiding Question Our guiding question is, “What can I learn from the past civil rights struggles to help resolve current issues that still exist today?”
Problem Statement Our problem that we need to solve is that men are paid, favored, and employed more than women unjustly, even though they are equally good workers.
!!!Breaking!!!!!!News!!! Currently in the US, women are suing Wal-Mart Stores because of discrimination against women in ways like employment, pay and favoritism. The Supreme Court decided on December 6, 2010 (last Monday) to hear the case in Spring of 2011.
Best Research Questions These are our best research questions: 1. What are some specific ways that employers show discrimination toward women? 2. How do you pass a law? 3.How big is the payment difference between men and women? 4. Do women show discrimination to men? If so, how? 5. How does the Power of Veto (PoW) work, and how does it affect laws?
Best Statistics/ Information For the first quarter of this year, the average woman made about 655 dollars per week whereas about 80% of men made 844 dollars per week according to this study released on Equal Pay Day. (That is about 34,060 dollars a year for women and about 43,888 dollars a year for men with a difference of nearly 10,000 dollars.) If You are a woman working full time, you will lose between $700,000 and $2,000,000 over your work lifetime just because of your gender. (1) A bill is written, introduced and assigned a bill number in one chamber (either the House or Senate). Each bill must have at least a sponsor. Most bills also have several co-sponsors. (2) The bill is assigned to several committees in the chamber . . . On a weekly basis, men working full-time work for an average of 41.9 hours compared to women's 37.6 hours. More men than women work, but however, the unemployment rate for men at 14% is currently about three times the female rate. Employers can show discrimination by: hiring and firing, compensating, assigning, classifying, transferring, promoting, laying-off, or recalling employees undeservingly, giving more access of company facilities or training and apprenticeship programs to one gender and over the other . . .
Final Solution Our Final Solution to the equal pay and employment problem is to raise awareness, pass our own law, and take laws that have been made to protect women’s rights more seriously. We could put up signs and march publicly so that people would know what’s going on. Next, we could pass our own law that would take away all loopholes and make things legitimately equal. Lastly, we must take past laws more seriously so that we could have multiple laws to back our cause up.
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Global Struggles 1. In Saudi Arabia and Vatican City, women are still unable to vote, and women in Bhutan and Lebanon are technically aloud to vote by law but find it difficult in practice. 2. In most parts of Africa, men are free to beat women publicly without facing any consequences. 3. In Sudan, women are still used as slaves today.
CSI Symbol Image Color We chose this Symbol because when it comes to employment and pay, men are up and higher, and women are down and lower. We chose this Color because we think that red represents fighting, and women have been fighting for their rights for over 160 years. We chose this Image because women are always chasing their rights, but they are never able to catch men or get equal rights.
We used to think . . . But now We think . . . We used to think that all the problems concerning women’s rights in the US had been solved in the past, but now we think that there are still many women’s rights struggles that need to be solved. We used to think that passing our own law would be enough to stop people from discriminating against women, but now we realize that it would be impossible to cover every loophole in one law and that we needed to take other past laws more seriously to stop discrimination for good. We used to think that there would be a lot more negatives to our final solution, but after research and serious thought, we found that good outweighed the bad. We used to think that women’s only place to work was in the home cooking, cleaning, and doing other house hold chores but now we think that women are just as educated and capable to work anywhere they want.