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Best of Times or Worst of Times to Be a Woman?

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Best of Times or Worst of Times to Be a Woman?

  1. 1. Are WeThere Yet?Women Around theWorld in the 21st Century
  2. 2. Bookends1992-2001
  3. 3. InformationModel
  4. 4. Tracking the Status of WomenDriving Commission on the Status of WomenForces (1963)forGender Women’s rights movementData 1975 – UN’s 1st International Conference for Women 1975 – 1986: Decade for Women
  5. 5. Giele (1977)• Political Expression, Work & Mobility, Family Formation & Size, Education, Health & Sexual Control, Cultural ExpressionUN WISTAT• Population, education, economic activity, health & health services, political participation, violence, marital status & fertility, national product & expenditures
  6. 6. International Measures Gender Equality Index Gender Gap Index (economic, education,(economic, legal, political) health, politics) Gender-Related Gender Empowerment Index Development Index (political leadership, business (life expectancy, literacy, leadership, earned income) education, income)
  7. 7. Information Tenets›  The Personal is Political›  A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a snapshot rarely tells the whole story›  Lies, damn lies & statistics›  Sourcing the sources›  Shifting the Viewpoint›  Applying the Gender Lens›  From Whose Perspective?
  8. 8. 2012: Is it theBest of Times?
  9. 9. Fourth WorldConference onWomen in Beijing in1995 –“human rights are women’srights and women’s rightsare human rights”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkLStUgkeJ4&feature=related
  10. 10. Record Number of Women Running
  11. 11. New York Times,8/30/12
  12. 12. 40 Years After Title IX, U.S. Women Dominate Olympics
  13. 13. EXPOSURESWomen asPriestsBy JUDITH LEVITTPublished: September 29,2012
  14. 14. Or the Worstof Times?
  15. 15. Why Women Hide Their PregnanciesClaims of discrimination to the Equal EmploymentOpportunity Commission from pregnant women areincreasing, having risen 23 percent from 2005 to 2011.
  16. 16. ›  Women Banned from Universities in Iran›  Woman Killed By Her Brother in Pakistani Courtroom
  17. 17. Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban
  18. 18. Driving Strategic Change forJulie Graber Women and GirlsThe Institute on Women
  19. 19. Educational Attainment ›  Only 24% of Ohio’s women have four or more years of college ›  Ohio continues to languish in the bottom 12 states for educational attainment ›  US Average for women: 27.8%
  20. 20. Educational Attainment›  It takes four or more years of college (or the equivalent) to increase the median earnings of women in Ohio to exceed the median earnings of men with a high school diploma ($38,500 vs. $33,000) Men with HS: $32,700 Women with HS: $21,000 Men with BS/BA: $56,000 Women with BS/BA: $38,500›  Four or more years of college reduces the rate of poverty among women from 14% to 3.9%
  21. 21. POVERTY RATE IN OHIO
  22. 22. Occupational Segregation•  Women represent the majority of the employees in 7 out of Ohios 10 largest occupations. •  Of the nine occupations which do not meet the annual self- sufficiency standard, women are the majority of employees in 6 of them. •  Of the 2010 top 20 leading occupations in the U.S. for women, 16 out of 20, or 80%, of them do not meet the standard.
  23. 23. Income Comparisons
  24. 24. Policy Advocacy›  Paid Sick Leave Days ›  Accessible, Affordable, ›  8 in 10 low-wage workers Available Childcare have no sick leave ›  Restore eligibility in Ohio benefits to 150% of poverty ›  Women are less likely ›  Provide benefits when than men to have paid jobless and for educational sick leave – even though activities 80% of moms handle ›  Create a step-down policy family health care as wages improve
  25. 25. Women in the Ohio Legislature
  26. 26. Women in Corporate Leadership Central  Ohio   Ohio   US   Public  companies   F1000  public   headquartered  in   companies   Columbus  MSA              headquartered  in               F500                                                         (28)   Ohio  (54)   (497)  Women  on  Boards   13.7%   16.2%   16.1%  Female  Execu@ve  Officers   13%   12.2%   14.1%  Companies  with  No  Female  Board  Members   9  (32%)   6  (11%)   11%  Companies  with  No  Female  Execu@ve  Officers   13  (46%)   17  (31%)   27.4%  
  27. 27. LookingForwardWhat Do Women Want?
  28. 28. National YWCA Survey ›  70 percent of women are very or somewhat worried about a disappearing middle class; ›  67 percent are very or somewhat concerned about Social Security and whether it will be there when they retire; ›  67 percent are very or somewhat worried about an unaffordable medical expense for themselves or their families; and ›  And 67 percent are very or somewhat concerned about health insurance that is affordable for their families. ›  41 percent of women polled have been the primary breadwinners in their homes in the last four years.
  29. 29. Lifetime TV Poll›  Jobs and the Economy are Women’s Number One Issue: Almost half (47%) of women listed this as the most important issue for deciding how they vote. Healthcare (35%) and Education (23%) rounded out the top three.›  Effects of the Economy at Home: Respondents reported either large decreases or stagnant net worths since President Obama took office. 54% of women stated that their net worth has “mostly stayed the same,” while 30% said their assets have “dramatically decreased.” 10% responded that their wealth has “dramatically increased.”›  • The Most Important Attribute for a Candidate: 41% of women said that a candidate’s position on the issues is the biggest deciding factor when they vote. This trumps moral character (21%), background/experience (17%), record in elected office (9%) and political party (6%)
  30. 30. Miss Rep Pink Sari ›  http://›  http:// www.youtube.com/ www.youtube.com watch? /watch? v=D9bSt4Zf8Ys&featu v=xJjdbfVii-Q re=related ›  It’s a girl: http:// www.youtube.com/ embed/ ISme5-9orR0?rel=0

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