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US Ranked 23rd in Women’s Equality in Global Gender Gap Index

The World Economic Forum recently released its 2013 Global Gender Gap Report, which ranks the US 23rd in women’s equality. The Global Gender Gap Index is a framework for depicting gender-based disparities around the world and tracking progress on gender parity by using economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. Each country’s ranking is determined by measuring internal gender-based gaps in the ability to access resources and services. . . .

But according to the report , although the US is doing well in women’s education, the country is still struggling to make major progress in closing the gender gap in politics and economics. The US ranks 60th–below India, China, and Uganda–in terms of political empowerment, which takes into account indicators like the ratio of women to men in congress and ministerial positions. Currently, women only make up 18 percent of Congress, having risen only 1 percent since last year. US women also still struggle with a significant wage gap, making an average of 77 cents to every dollar that men make. African-American women make an average of 64 cents to a man’s dollar, and Latina women make 55 cents.

One factor negatively affecting women’s economic equality in the US is the lack of mandatory paid maternity leave and other supportive family services. The US is one of only three countries that has no mandated paid maternity leave. In contrast, Pakistan has 12 weeks of paid maternity leave and Canada has 50 weeks. In the US, federal law requires businesses to give 12 weeks of unpaid leave, but many women can’t afford to take time off unpaid.

https://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2013/10/29/us-ranked-23rd-in-womens-equality-in-global-gender-gap-index/


Top 20 list. Look which country isn't there



http://www.weforum.org/news/increased-political-participation-helps-narrow-global-gender-gap-2013

You posted MIRT correspondence, just as Hassen did

only you think it justified because it was for a good cause, to attack me.

People should be aware that Hassen isn't the only current MIRT member to disclose posts from MIRT

Opiate69 in fact searched back months before his MIRT term began to hunt up and post this entry from my term on MIRT: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4598543

Only it would appear to have served no purpose other than trying to stick it to someone he doesn't like. Note that a member particularly vehement in his attack of Hassen made a point of defending Opiate's disclosure of MIRT communication.

Now, while on MIRT I never posted an information from that forum in the general areas of DU, nor would I. However, I do not like the fact that one member is pilloried for the same actions for which another is protected. If people are concerned about MIRT disclosure in GD or the rest of the public areas of DU, that should apply equally to all members.

an unartful dodge

What Opiate posted was a post from MIRT and you defended it, despite the fact I made clear he had searched back months into the MIRT posts to produce it. Can you not comprehend it's the same thing? Of course not. More double talk will ensure because as usual all you care about is which complete stranger online you decide is part of the cool kids at the junior high lunch table and nothing at all to do with principal, politics, or anything of substance. You made a point of supporting Opiate's disclosure of a MIRT post while attacking HassenbinSober's, for no reason other than Opiate attacked someone you despise, me. Opiate did exactly what HassenbinSober did, and you defended him. That you attack one person for the same thing you defend another for shows exactly what you are. All of that was clear in the conversation between me and Opiate at the time, so you knew full well what you were supporting.

Link to post of discussion from MIRT forum: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4598543

Unless they disclose it to attack someone you dislike

Then they must be defended at all costs. You made that very clear in the posts linked above.

Here is the post referencing the MIRT correspondence you asked about: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4598543

Here's the deal

Complaining about it in the case of one person and supporting it when the disclosure is against someone he happens to dislike is hypocritical. Opiate69 did what HassenbinSober did, only he searched back months before his term began for no reason other than to stick it to someone he doesn't like, me, and Pintobean supported that because for him this board exists only to cultivate enmity with strangers. No, it does not specifically violate the rules, but as Skinner said, it prompts MIRT members to lose trust in one another. Why should Hassen bin Sober be pilloried for the same thing Opiate did without consequence? If it's bad in one case, it's bad in both. If it's okay in one case, it's okay in both. That Pintobean takes two different positions shows depending on who is dong the disclosing and who is the target shows exactly what he is.

Ten things to End Rape Culture": How to change the status quo

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. From tacit acceptance of misogyny in everything from casual conversations with our peers to the media we consume, we accept the degradation of women and posit uncontrollable hyper-sexuality of men as the norm. But rape is endemic to our culture because there's no widely accepted cultural definition of what it actually is. As Nation contributor and co-editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes Jessica Valenti explains, “Rape is a standard result of a culture mired in misogyny, but for whatever reason—denial, self-preservation, sexism—Americans bend over backwards to make excuses for male violence.” But recent headline-grabbing instances of sexual assault, from Steubenville, Ohio, to Delhi, India, are prodding Americans to become self-aware about the role we play in propagating a culture that not only allows but justifies sexual violence against women. Activists Eesha Pandit, Jaclyn Friedman, filmmaker Nuala Cabral and The Nation’s Valenti believe that we can end rape culture. They’ve suggested the following "Ten Things" to end our collective tolerance for violence against women and create an environment that empowers both men and women to change the status quo.

1. Name the real problems: Violent masculinity and victim-blaming. These are the cornerstones of rape culture and they go hand in hand. When an instance of sexual assault makes the news and the first questions the media asks are about the victim’s sobriety, or clothes, or sexuality, we should all be prepared to pivot to ask, instead, what messages the perpetrators received over their lifetime about rape and about “being a man.” Here’s a tip: the right question is not, “What was she doing/wearing/saying when she was raped?” The right question is, “What made him think this is acceptable?” Sexual violence is a pervasive problem that cannot be solved by analyzing an individual situation. Learn 50 key facts about domestic violence. Here’s one: the likelihood that a woman will die a violent death increases 270% once a gun is present in the home Remember, a violent act is not a tragic event done by an individual or a group of crazies. Violence functions in society as" a means of asserting and securing power." . . .

3. Get enthusiastic about enthusiastic consent. Rape culture relies on our collective inclination to blame the victim and find excuses for the rapist. Enthusiastic consent -- the idea that we're all responsible to make sure that our partners are actively into whatever's going down between us sexually -- takes a lot of those excuses away. Rather than looking for a “no,” make sure there’s an active “yes.” If you adopt enthusiastic consent yourself, and then teach it to those around you, it can soon become a community value. Then, if someone is raped, the question won't be, well, what was she doing there, or did she really say no clearly enough? It will be: what did you do to make sure she was really into it? Check out this Tumblr page on enthusiastic consent. . . .

5. Get media literate. Media, like everything else we consume, is a product; someone imagined, created and implemented it. Ask the right questions about who creates media that profits off the objectification of women, especially women of color. Feed your mind and heart with media that portrays women as full human beings with the right to bodily autonomy. Go to FAAN Mail to learn how to "Talk Back" to media creators and browse their Facebook page for alternative artists. You'll not only be healthier yourself, but you'll be simultaneously calling into being a media ecosystem that will be healthier for everyone.

http://www.thenation.com/article/172643/ten-things-end-rape-culture

This is rape culture

and it is very much alive in America and throughout the world.



Funny, you took a completely different position here

MIRT privacy was violated to go after someone you didn't like.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4602340
Though the post he reproduced had nothing to do with an ATA post and you made a point of justifying Opiate69's use of an old thread he hunted up from months before his own MIRT term began.

And the irony of ironies:
95. The hypocrisy is typical.

Here's a hof thread about the sad they had for xulamaude being PPRed.

Now BB's mocking you in hof, which is also typical.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4608796

Once again, your clearly contradictory positions have nothing to do with principal but instead is all about petty personal vendettas and which complete stranger on the internet you decide to dislike.

It truly is remarkable that you can spend so much time reading HOF yet understand none of it.

Nathan the happy dog thinks Pharrell was robbed at the Oscars

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