Women’s issues today
• Women currently make about 20% less than men even when the numbers are controlled for education and experience.
• April 11, 2011—the day designated as Equal Pay Day by the National committee on Pay Equity
• it’s still essential to address the systemic biases that keep women metaphorically barefoot, or at least not as generously shod as men
• “It’s not about fixing women; it’s about making organizations more flexible and more tolerant.”
• They (Congressional Republicans) disproportionally decimate programs and services that help women achieve economic equality, but not those that benefit the male-dominated corporate giants and the men’s historically favorite pastime: wars.
• The relevance of the “barefoot and pregnant” cultural narrative remains central to an inclusive and just America because economic parity and reproductive justice are and will always is intertwined, not only in the lives of individual women but in the nation’s economic health as well.
• If a woman can’t decide when to have a child, she can’t reliably enter the workforce to earn income for her family’s support, and she can’t contribute her skills to economic growth.
• It’s simplistic to think that giving a woman access to preventive family planning services means she’ll find a great job and suddenly get pay equality with men. Nevertheless, the fundamentals remain.
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• With the notable exception of the Westernized and secularized upper and middle classes, Iranian society before the Revolution practiced public segregation of the sexes.
• In the traditional view, an ideal society was one in which women were confined to the home, where they performed the various domestic tasks associated with managing a household and raising children. Men worked in the public sphere, that is, in the fields, factories, bazaars, and offices. Deviations from this ideal, especially in the case of women, tended to reflect adversely upon the reputation of the family.
• The strength of these traditional attitudes was reflected in the public education system, which maintained separate schools for boys and girls from the elementary through the secondary levels.
• Among the ideas imported into Iran from the West was the notion that women should participate in the public sphere. The Pahlavi government encouraged women to get as much education as possible and to participate in the labor force at all levels.
• As early as 1932, Iranian women held a meeting of the Oriental Feminine Congress in Tehran at which they called for the right of women to vote, compulsory education for both boys and girls, equal salaries for men and women, and an end to polygyny. In 1963 women were given the right to vote and to hold public office.
• Following the Revolution, the status of women changed. The main social group to inherit political power–the traditional middle class–valued most highly the traditional role of women in a segregated society.
• Accordingly, laws were enacted to restrict the role of women in public life; these laws affected primarily women of the secularized middle and upper classes.
• It was required that whenever women appeared in public they had to have their hair and skin covered, except for the face and hands.
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• Sorry to tell you this, but Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s conservative stalwart, says the Constitution does not protect women or gay Americans from discrimination.
• The 14th Amendment to the Constitution — equal protection under the law — does not apply to sex discrimination
• “You know, if indeed the current society has come to different views that are fine. You do not need the Constitution to reflect the wishes of the current society. Certainly, the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t.”
• If society wants to ban sex discrimination, he said, “Hey, we have things called legislatures, and they enact things called laws. You don’t need a constitution to keep things up to date. All you need is a legislature and a ballot box. . . . That’s what democracy is all about. It’s not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing their demands on society.”