Sunday, August 1, 2010

why we need equal rights

How many of us take it for granted that we ARE equal? that women are paid the same? not overlooked for the good ol boy network? it is 2010 after all... more than 234 years since  the colonies began building America, and eventually challenging King George,  these rights still have not emerged. 
Werent they here growing crops, raising children and cooking, harvesting, facing the same wilderness and tibulations?  It has not changed across the centuries. Women still are second class citizens.

Our wilderness is now a concrete jungle, suburban prisons with sometimes abusive men who totally alienates and demeans women. Poor women fare even worse than the middle class because of lack of education, facilities for childcare and so on.  Single, working class moms who are forced into the work force, often cant  afford reliable childcare on the types of salaries they receive ( that are less than their male counterparts). Some widowed, some abandoned, some divorced for whatever reason, are forced to be the sole support of their children.

Click the link below for the full article....
Dont Women have equal rights already?
Don't women have equal rights already -- just like men? Aren't we guaranteed equal rights in the Constitution?

The answer to every single question above is 'no.'
As the following facts about women reveal, women's issues continue to matter because a huge gender gap exists in the U.S. And despite what many may think, we do not lead the world in gender equity for women. In fact, we're not even in the top ten.

Drawn from a cross-section of economic, social, and political concerns, these top 10 facts about women convey the enormity of the gap between men and women, and why focusing on women's issues and drawing attention to them is our best chance of closing the gap:

1.Women earn 78 cents for every dollar a man makes

2.Only 17% of the seats in Congress are held by women.

3.One out of every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

4.One out of every six women will be sexually assaulted and/or raped in her lifetime.

5.Although 48% of law school graduates and 45% of law firm associates are female, women make up only 22% of federal-level and 26% of state-level judgeships.

6.Even in the 10 top paying jobs for women, females earn less than men; only one career -- speech pathology -- pays the same regardless of gender.

7.It's not any better at the top. America's top female CEOs earn, on average, 33 cents for every dollar earned by a male CEO.

8.There's nothing in the U.S. Constitution that guarantees women the same rights as a man. Despite attempts to add an Equal Rights Amendment, there is no guarantee of equal rights for women in any legal document or any piece of legislation.

9.Despite previous attempts to ratify a UN treaty guaranteeing the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the U.S. refuses to support an international bill of rights for women signed by nearly every other nation on the planet.

10.The World Economic Forum's 2009 report on the Global Gender Gap ranked 134 countries for gender parity. The U.S. didn't even make the top 10 -- it came in at number 31.


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