…even when they reach the highest rungs, women are still paid less than their peers. They make up just 8 percent of the top earners at Fortune 500 companies. They are similarly 8 percent of the top five compensated executives at S&P 500 companies, or only 198 total. Not a single company has more than three women among the best paid execs. In fact, there is just as wide a gender gap at the top as elsewhere…
Image source and full article: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/10/22/2816041/white-men-ceos/
…it matters that girls see figurines who represent what they might become. There’s evidence that reinforcing gender stereotypes can be formative to how a little girl or boy views him or herself. Numerous studies show that girls lack confidence in mathematics if their parents enforce gender stereotypes around the subject.
Image source and article: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/09/06/2584721/plastic-ceiling-lego/
1:25 So let me tell you, in South Carolina, in 2005, cock fighting became a felony. That same year, there was a bill to make domestic violence a felony, it didn’t pass. So apparently, if you let two chickens peck at each other for your entertainment, you’re a felon, but if you punch your wife in the teeth, not so much.
h/t: Best of the Left – #751 The value of women (Feminism)
The more girls started to voice their opinions about gender issues, the more vitriolic the boys’ abuse became. One boy declared that “bitches should keep their bitchiness to their bitch-selves #BITCH” and another smugly quipped, “feminism doesn’t mean they don’t like the D, they just haven’t found one to satisfy them yet.” Any attempt we made to stick up for each other was aggressively shot down with “get in your lane before I par [ridicule] you too”, or belittled with remarks like “cute, they got offended”.
Quote source and article: www.theguardian.com/education/mortarboard/2013/jun/20/why-i-started-a-feminist-society
I’m amazed that these sorts of conversations can happen within the limitations of the twitterverse. I’m also glad that they do.
“The conversation – like so many other conversations about privilege and marginalization – became about how I shouldn’t attack people.”
And the article that sparked this twitter conversation: http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2013/july/why-i-tell-my-daughters-to-dress-modestly.html