WGST 303 Day 12 Prisms of Difference


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  • How do you justify differences in pay?
  • How do you justify differences in pay?
  • AAUW 2013
  • http://selfsufficiencystandard.org/docs/Washington2014.pdf
  • http://selfsufficiencystandard.org/docs/Washington2014.pdf
  • http://selfsufficiencystandard.org/docs/Washington2014.pdf
  • http://selfsufficiencystandard.org/docs/Washington2014.pdf
  • http://selfsufficiencystandard.org/docs/Washington2014.pdf
  • WGST 303 Day 12 Prisms of Difference

    1. 1. Dr. Sara Diaz WGST 303: The *isms: Race, Class, and Gender Gonzaga University Gender, Feminism, and Prisms of Difference
    2. 2. Inequality for All β€’ https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B00HQAHEQA?ie=UTF8&keywords=ineq uality%20for%20all&qid=1443732651&ref_=sr_1_1&s=movies-tv&sr=1-1
    3. 3. More UNFun Political Facts β€’ Men occupy 80 to 95-plus percent of the top decision-making positions in American politics, business, the military, religion, media, culture, and entertainment. β€’ Women comprise only 19.4 % of congress in 2015. β€’ Only one US Senator is a woman of color in 2015. β€’ Women of color represent only 6.2% of Congress and 31.7% of women Members of Congress.
    4. 4. UNfun Economic Facts β€’ Calculation based on median annual earnings: π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘¦ π‘”π‘Žπ‘ = 𝑀𝑒𝑛$ βˆ’ π‘Šπ‘œπ‘šπ‘’π‘›$ 𝑀𝑒𝑛$ β€’ According to AAUW in 2013, women earned 78 cents for every dollar that men earned.
    5. 5. UNfun Economic Facts β€’ Research in 2014 indicates that the pay gap is WIDER for millennials (24-27%) β€’ 1963 women earned 59 cents of every dollar men earned. β€’ The pay gap grows with age: Women typically earn about 90 percent of what men are paid until they hit 35. After that median earnings for women are typically 75–80 percent of what men are paid.
    6. 6. Which Women? 77% 78% 64% 90% 54% 59% 65% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% All Women White Women Black Women Asian American Women Latina AI/AN PI 2013 Average Annual Earnings as % of White Male
    7. 7. What about the men? 100% 81% 100% 76% 90% 84% 67% 88% 73% 120% 73% 108% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% 140% MoC v WM Women/Men WoC/WW Median Weekly Earnings Full-time Workers 2012 White Black Hispanic Asian/American
    8. 8. Which Jobs? β€’ Controlled for occupation there is still a 7% gap upon graduation that widens to 10% ten years after graduation. 80% 90% 74% 80% 88% 81% 79% 86% $- $500$1,000$1,500$2,000$2,500 Editors Secondary School Teachers Financial Managers Medical Scientists Registered Nurses Computer Programmers Lawyers Pharmacists 2013 Weekly Earnings Gap by Occupation Men Women
    9. 9. Class Inequalities β€’ Feminization of poverty β€’ 56% of those in poverty are women. β€’ The poorest groups in the U.S. β€’ Women raising children alone β€’ Women over 65 living alone
    10. 10. Self-Sufficiency Standard β€’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKoLVm-a3L8
    11. 11. Self-Sufficiency Wage: WA
    12. 12. Household Budgets
    13. 13. Rising Costs of Living
    14. 14. Mind the Gap
    15. 15. Common Occupations
    16. 16. Race, Class, & Gender β€’ What is the relationship of gender and race in capitalism? – Katie β€’ Why doesn't wealth or class cancel out the effects of racial oppression?β€”Megan β€’ Why do Americans continue to believe in the ability to socially mobilize when the statistics show otherwise? Is it a coping mechanism, or a core American foundational principal that Americans simply aren't willing to let go of?β€”Bailey
    17. 17. Discussion β€’ How has the wealth gap between women of different races affected our society as whole? What about its affect on your life?β€”Sean β€’ In order to survive throughout Spent, I had to repeatedly say no to family members who needed help of their own? If this is the norm among low income American families, what is the toll on the family bonds, when survival must come before care, aid and support for your family?-Bailey β€’ How does a race-gender neutral view on the economic problems affect women, especially women of color? Does this have the same aftermath of a "color-blind" view of our supposed meritocracy?β€”Sarah
    18. 18. Fix it? β€’ Unemployment is commonly know to affect the society as whole but not many understand that unemployemt affect certain genders and races harder; if it was common knowledge that there are more woman defined as working poor than men do you think there would be more uproar in the society? β€’ How can college students like ourselves help spread knowledge of the gaps in the wealth, income, and unemployment between races and genders? – Brandon
    20. 20. Portfolio β€’ Next Step is to begin researching your hometown. β€’ Raised outside the US, research wherever you have lived in the US longest OR Spokane. β€’ I found another data set you can use if you grew up in a state that doesn’t have a self-sufficiency standard calculated. Look for it online this evening