Archive for the 'Gender Equality' Category

“You were used to having no one share the reward but now there was no one to share the work, either.”

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Washington Post Opinion: The day they disappeared. By Alexandra Petri.

“At first it seemed as if it might be heaven.

You could walk down the street and attend school free from the uncomfortable presence of a woman who had chosen distracting attire. There were no women in sweatpants or yoga pants or skirts of any length, with hair covered or with hair uncovered — or women, indeed, of any kind at all. Finally, you did not have to worry about feelings. The world was one big locker room.”

170 Years Until Gender Equality

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Deutsche Welle: Study: Economic gender gap to persist until 2186. “Prospects for workplace gender equality have slipped back to 2186 after a dramatic slowdown in progress, the WEF stated in its latest report on the issue. But some developing and emerging markets have made progress.”

“It’s a good place to be a woman”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The Guardian: Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman. By Noreena Hertz, 24 October 2016.

“Since 1975, the Nordic country has blazed the trail in gender equality and now, from infancy to maternity, women and girls enjoy a progressive lifestyle. But how did they achieve it?”

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“It’s not her success that seems to arouse ire, but the act of campaigning itself.”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Quartz: America loves women like Hillary Clinton–as long as they’re not asking for a promotion. By Sady Doyle, February 25, 2016.

“It’s hard to remember these days, but just a few years ago, everybody loved Hillary Rodham Clinton. When she stepped down as US secretary of state in January 2013 after four years in office, her approval rating stood at what the Wall Street Journal described as an “eye-popping” 69%. That made her not only the most popular politician in the country, but the second-most popular secretary of state since 1948.

The 2012 “Texts from Hillary” meme, which featured a sunglasses-clad Clinton scrolling through her Blackberry aboard a military flight to Libya, had given rise to a flood of think pieces hailing her “badass cool.” The Washington Post wanted president Barack Obama to give vice president Joe Biden the boot and replace him with Clinton. Taking stock of Clinton’s approval ratings, Nate Silver noted in a 2012 piece for the New York Times that she currently held “remarkably high numbers for a politician in an era when many public officials are distrusted or disliked.””