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Soc366 The F word  More than half of all North American University students are women, make up half the work force and have more choices than ever  According to the UN, women make up 53% of the world’s population, but they own only 1% of the world’s wealth.  Women hold up half the sky, but in Canada they are only holding 11% of the seats on corporate boards and 21% of the seats in Parliament.  In the workplace, women hold half the jobs, but are taking home 20% less pay then men  Being a feminist is about equality and caring for ourselves and other women. Our mothers had their version of feminism and we need to figure out ours. If we don't unify, we will lose what others have fought for and we will gain nothing. th th  First-wave feminism movement: feminist activity during the 19 and early 20 century. Focuses on inequalities, primarily on gaining women’s suffrage ( the right to vote)  Women's movement in North America, from the suffragettes of the late 1800s and early 1900s
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