Thursday, April 28, 2011

Women hold only 3% of high positions in Mainstream Media

With numbers like this women's ideas do not get floated into society. The debates in our country are formed and maintained by men.

And this looks even worse:
"According to a recent, two-year study of the four major Sunday talk shows by Media Matters, out of over 2,000 guests, 77 percent were men and 82 percent were white. The top rated show, "Meet the Press," also led the pack in male representation, at an embarrassing 85 percent."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Girl Scouts need new badges: Women in Leadership Badges.

I just received this tweet from Catalyst. 

Girls Scouts and Gender Stereotypes

“When boys speak to others about their Geologist badge, they have a legitimate career title to use and are likely to be taken more seriously in conversations than girls discussing their achievement of a ‘Rocks Rock’ badge,” Ms. Denny said.
Or consider some of the other names of badges for girls: Caring for Children, Looking Your Best, Sew Simple. The “Looking Your Best” badge offers an activity option of an “Accessory Party” where the girls “experiment to see how accessories highlight your features and your outfit.”

What new badges shall we create in addition to WOmen in Leadership?
1. Harriet Tubman badge for Courage.
2. Abigail Adams badge for Equality.
3. Statue of Liberty badge for Honor.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The culture of silence at Yale

It's been over forty years since since the Women's liberation movement changed all of our lives. So why is this still happening at places like Yale? Aren't universities like Yale places for deep thinkers and intellectualism?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

If you know a woman you would like to see run for office

If you know a woman you would like to see run for political office read this Washington Post article:

Women are asked to run for office less than men. We need to start asking women to run. Women bring different sensibilities and ideas to the table. We change the debate. If we want to change the world make half of the participants at the 'tables of power' female.