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
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.
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