It was less than 100 years ago that women in the United States won the right to vote. Today, young girls have grown up with a female Secretary of State, they see women leading Fortune 500 Companies, and it’s possible that our next president may just be a woman. Despite this enormous progress, women make pennies to the dollar compared to men. And though the number of pennies has increased we still lack equality. Wait— Isn’t it 2015?!?!
INEQUALITY AT WORK:
For every dollar the guy next door makes, the girl next door only makes 78 cents.
INEQUALITY AT HOME:
There are nine countries in the world that don’t offer new moms paid maternity leave. The United States is one of them. (The others include Oman and Papua New Guinea.)
INEQUALITY AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE:
Many clinical trials and research studies are based on male test subjects only. Without clear data on females, some medications and treatments can be dangerous for women.
Women make up more than two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults. With limited access to an eduction these women are often unaware of their rights or how to remedy violations of them.
So why does it often seem like these issues don’t get the media attention they deserve? Why aren’t we seeing politicians fight for our rights? Why don’t we consider this inequality something worth discussion? It’s almost like we’re NOT THERE at all.
This Sunday is International Women’s Day (March 8th)!!
We at the OURBODYBOOK.COM are taking part in a provocative campaign called NOT THERE that literally removes women from the media. You too can participate!
Here’s how you can help:
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– Cameron xo