What is privilege to you? (write in your own words and thoughts)
The feminist movement has changed from its original definition. Do you agree or disagree? Explain in your own words.
Joseph: "to me there's a lot of issues that happen to men in disproportionate amounts are always o___________" ...."No one talks about the suicide rate. No one talks about the homelessness rate for men."
Joseph: "The title of feminist inherently e___________ men....but the definition doesn't."
Male privilege is real. Do you agree or disagree? Explain in your own words and with your own ideas.
Faith: "Women are called more often to put their careers o__ h______. In order to have children or for whatever other reasons..."
Seth: "men have to d______ w______ a lot of difficulties that most women wouldn't have to....we do benefit from certain privileges but so do women"
Sessen: "you should also consider that other options weren't necessarily or historically a____________ to women..."
Seth: "And still women are choosing these majors and choosing their region of study whereas men are tending to choose higher paying majors...... and r__________ the financial benefits while women are also r__________ their own happiness benefits of going into a field that they enjoy." (just write the missing word once: r__________)
If I were born the opposite sex, my life would be easier. Do you agree or disagree? Explain why in your own words and ideas.
Melanie : "If I _______ to be born a male Mexican, it'd be so much easier for just that group..."
Joseph: "Some people that are white have s___________ more than me...."
Jonathan: "a big part of feminism is telling women that they are w________ it already. That they're already enough."
Sessen: "Not sure that having a community that affirms who you are is enough. If the society and the structure and the laws and the policies that govern tell you o___________."
Sessen: "So it's your understanding that there is no wage gap between men and women...."
Joseph: "Yes, there's an e___________ gap. Different positions, different schooling can be a factor. You can have the same degree but from two different schools and they'll pay someone from a better school different...."
Do you agree or disagree with Joseph's statement above? That there isn't a gender pay gap but that the difference in pay is just determined by education and qualifications? Explain in your own words and ideas.
Men and women need to work together to create equality. Do you agree or disagree? Explain in your own words and ideas.
Sessen: "I think that all men benefit from p__________. I mean, you need to acknowledge your privilege first."
Jonathan: "...there's this idea that in order to gain equal footing the other side has to be e______________ or has to be dropped down."
Sessen: "advocating for women's rights doesn't I __________ upon men's rights."
Sessen: " The definition of feminism, across the b_________ is the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes."
More of our world leaders should be feminin ? Do you agree or disagree? Explain in your own words and ideas.
Melanie: "Let's talk about for this, like abortion, those who signed the b______, in the room with Trump, they were all white men."
When Sessen says, "If we are talking about the last election, I believe that the most qualified candidate did not win," who is she talking about? What is the candidate's name?
Faith: "Just logically the people that they're representing are ________ men and women so the people representing us should be men and women."
Seth: "I don't want to force you to agree with me. I don't want to change your ________ in that way, but I want to see how I can still work with you fully and be on your team and you can be on mine as we disagree agreeably."
You can be a mum and have a career - here's how
We’ve come a long way since the ladies at the Ford factory in Dagenham went on strike and won the fight for equal pay in 1970. Only 40 years later, we boast the narrowest gender pay gap on record, more women on boards and the most gender diverse Parliament in history. We have a lot to be proud of in our fight towards gender equality.
But the reality is that there are still women across the country who are being held back simply because of their gender. The glass ceiling hasn’t been cracked.
Key to tackling this is closing the gender pay gap. It might be at a record low, but it’s still 18.1 per cent too high.
That’s why, four weeks from today, we’re introducing requirements for all large employers to publish the gender pay gap and bonus pay gap for their own organisations. This will help drive the culture change needed to smash right through that glass ceiling and consign it to history.
It’s important that employers publish their gender pay gap - but they also need to act upon it. That’s why this week's Budget announcement, on International Women’s Day, of £5 million to increase returnships for mothers is so key.
We know that the gender pay gap is caused by lots of factors. But we also know that women are much more likely than men to take time out of work to start a family, look after children and that there’s a lack of well-paid, quality part-time work available if they choose not to go back to work full-time.
I love being a mother and a career woman. But I wouldn’t have been able to carry on working while raising my two boys had I not had help from my family - especially my mum; her support meant I didn’t have to choose. I know that many women feel unable to pick up where they left off in their careers after a break, either because of practical barriers, like childcare or because of workplace cultures that suggest a break means you’ve fallen behind your peers. We simply cannot afford to lose talented women from the workplace in this way.
With this new money, the Government will be able to work with the Women’s Business Council, business groups and public sector organisations on how to best increase the number of returnships. Some employers are already doing fantastic work in this area, running schemes to help women to return to work. From Barclays’ Alumni Network to Vodafone’s new ReConnect programme, there is a lot we can learn from them to ensure that talent continues to flourish.
We have come a long way but we cannot afford to be complacent. We will continue to push at the glass ceiling until we burst right through it and allow every woman to reach her full potential in the workplace.
The Telegraph / Caroline Dinenage*, March 9th 2017
*Caroline Dinenage is in the Parliament under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years
Find the following translations in the text:
a fait la grève
l'inégalité des salaires
s'attaquer à / aborder (un problem)
prendre des congés
élever deux garçons
reprendre là où ils se sont arrêtés
garde d'enfants / crèche
a pris du retard
ne peut pas se permettre
nous sommes venus de loin
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