Wednesday, 8 March 2017

International Women's Day as a vehicle for change, is it possible?



Today, 08/03/2017, is International Women's Day!
Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men's contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures. From awareness raising to concrete action, organizations rallied their people to pledge support to help forge gender parity on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond.
But the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, IWD can be an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and moving closer to gender parity.
Dare to Learn!

10 comments:

  1. We've got a problem with misogyny in America these days, rearing it's ugly head again. It's reactionary, I think, to pressure on the working class, with entrenchment of the right wing church among them.

    JMJ

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  2. There's a problem in Mordor? Don't tell Stinker! '-)

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  3. School got cancelled yesterday in a number of Maryland county's, as the women went on strike for a day. The optics didn't work out very well for them, I'm afraid. It was immediately interpreted as "women gain, children suffer".

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    1. It's what Berlin termed "the unavoidability of conflicting ends" or, alternatively, the "incommensurability" of values. He once called this "the only truth which I have ever found out for myself... Some of the Great Goods cannot live together.... We are doomed to choose, and every choice may entail an irreparable loss." In short, it's what Michael Ignatieff summarized as "the tragic nature of choice".

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    2. Optics are in the eye of the beholder.

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    3. I can't argue with that!

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    4. On a more 'serious' note, how the 'left' and 'right' manufacture these optics very much determines perception by Joe Sixpack.

      'Manufactured outrage'!

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    5. ...manufactured consent! :)

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    1. Nice bit of archive there. A smiling 'monster', now where have I seen that before?

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