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Washington Post (April 2)

2021/ 04/ 03 by jd in Global News

“At the onset of the pandemic, analysts feared it would mark a disaster for women.” All of their “concerns proved to be true. But the social damage wrought by what’s been dubbed the ‘shadow pandemic’ may be felt for decades to come.”

 

Washington Post (August 21)

2020/ 08/ 22 by jd in Global News

“In the past century, since the passage of the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, Americans developed nuclear bombs, traveled to space and invented the Internet. But the country has not come even close to achieving equal representation for women and men in politics.”

 

US News & World Report (April 6)

2020/ 04/ 08 by jd in Global News

The Covid-19 pandemic has “exposed gaping cracks in our social, political and economic systems. The most pervasive of those cracks is discrimination against women, which persists in every country in the world.” But the pandemic might also “be the watershed we need to upend the systems that hold girls and women back. It brings a chance to make health care and education truly universal, to improve conditions and pay for millions, and to strengthen safety nets.”

 

The Economist (December 14)

2019/ 12/ 15 by jd in Global News

“Mandatory quotas for women on company boards” are gaining traction “after softer targets failed to move the needle much.” The Netherlands was the latest country to “join seven European countries (and California) in replacing the carrot of ‘please’ with the stick of ‘or else’ to increase gender diversity.”

 

Inc. (October Issue)

2018/ 10/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Roughly 3,000 startups are located in Chicago. Nearly 34 percent are run by women­–the most of any major U.S. city.”

 

New York Times (September 10)

2018/ 09/ 11 by jd in Global News

“Rather than remain silent,” Serena Williams “insisted on being heard. Rather than contain herself, she used her rage for the countless women silenced by sexism and racism.” Accusing the chair umpire at the U.S. Open of sexism was Serena’s “gift to Naomi Osaka, and Women.” By protesting his calls, “she opened new possibilities of black womanhood.”

 

Time (August 23)

2018/ 08/ 26 by jd in Global News

It is shocking “that more than 65% of Japanese medical doctors who responded to a survey said reducing the entrance exam scores for women is unavoidable, since the extreme working hours make it impossible for female doctors to work full time while taking care of their children. Japanese society still sees household chores and childcare as the main responsibility of women, whether or not they are in paid employment.”

 

Time (June 28)

2018/ 06/ 30 by jd in Global News

Women currently “account for 22% of the Saudi workforce, according to government statistics. Bin Salman’s goal is to get that figure up to 30% by 2030. Not only will having women behind the wheel improve participation in the workforce, it will help the economy. According to Bloomberg, the lifting of the ban could add as much as $90 billion to economic output by 2030.”

 

New York Times (May 25)

2018/ 05/ 26 by jd in Global News

Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman brought new hope that he would drag “his hidebound country into the modern age with a new vision.” Reform, however, is now “in reverse in Saudi Arabia” as the young prince cracks down on those who advocated for women’s right to drive. “It will be impossible for Prince Mohammed to legitimately claim the reformist mantle and achieve his economic goals as long as women are prevented from taking their full and rightful place in Saudi Arabia’s future.

 

Wall Street Journal (May 17)

2018/ 05/ 20 by jd in Global News

“American women are having children at the lowest rate on record, with the number of babies born in the U.S. last year dropping to a 30-year low…. The figures suggest that a number of women who put off having babies after the 2007-09 recession are forgoing them altogether.” This could spell trouble as America’s aging population is already “creating a funding imbalance that strains the social safety net that supports the elderly.”

 

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