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Social Science
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SOSC 1350
Julie Dowsett

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Wednesday March 13 2013 SOSC Part 2 Paid and Unpaid work 4a sexual harassment isn’t just “ annoying” but can threaten a women’s well being Can feel anger, fear, anxiety, and stress Can effect a women health Women who are harassed are transferred or leave their job or get another job 4c Women are likely to lose benefits, no money (no income), and a long time to get a job, often with negative employment records (since they complained about sexual harassment they are seen as “trouble makers” 5a all women should be sexually available for men Basically, courtship is to refer the term of dating 5b Men are expected to be initiatiors and are expected to dominate, can determine whether they are commited or not, and formal proposal of marriage 5c Women are usually passive (waiting for men to choose them) Women have the right to say “no” (only power they have) Many men will refuse to acknowledge women’s power (changing their “no” to a “maybe” or “yes”) ^ part of courtship relationships The feminization and criminalization of poverty 1a neoliberalism, first retrenchment (social services, health care, education) are continuing to be cut back, and the reorganization of labour Affects women more then men because they depend on social services then men Health care, women are likely not to get benefits (EI for employment insurance {if you have “paid work}) Women are likely to need education for their children (and interruptions in employment because of personal reasons {children, sexual harassment}) 1b women make 71% of what men make The loss full time jobs with benefits and more part time jobs without benefits for women 1c poverty is not anything new 2a it is not new because it is taken a new shape Because of their depended roles, their poverty has been concealed More and more women live without men (choice and necessity) womens poverty becomes more visible At every stage at their lives, women are likely to be more poor then men 2b without a support of a man, women are likely to be poor Usually women solve their poverty problems by getting married ^ instead they should have a better job and a bank account so they don’t have to get married to get out of poverty This perspective more and more women are living without men, they become more poor ^ queer women are likely to be more poor than straight women, and queer & straight men Generally women with disabilities are likely to be single than men who are disabled ^ often have difficulty to get work and likely to depend on the state An increase in homeless is men but women are slowly increasing and becoming more visible 2c women do form he majority of the poor 3a 1 in 7 (2.4 million women) live in poverty 3b ^ tied in divorce rate, and nowadays, 50% change you may get a divorce 3c 2005, over half (51.6%) lone parent families (female lead) are poor ^ children are poor because their parents are poor , and women being poor and primarily caregivers, obviously their children will be poor Women and children are interlinked 3d minimum wage Is not enough to keep you out of poverty (and especially if you have children) 3e women over 65 (considered senior citizens) 20% chance of being poor and living their life in poverty and men is 9.5% 4a i and ii most poor people work, poverty law is only concerned with the unemployed Poor and unemployed = a job isn’t enough to keep you out of poverty and most poor people do work and poverty law has only been concerned with unemployed (so if you’re working but poor, not there problem) Women of colour are still poor Social feminist argue that the working poor and unemployed are not an accident or not a form of capitalism that has yet to be perfected The working poor and unemployed is a crucial role in working of capitalist economy* Bill Livant states, “a liberal sees a beggar on the street and says the system is not working. A Marxist sees a beggar and says it is” ^ its working only if they are willing to get paid 4b from the presective of capitalist there should always be unemployment because there are always spare people for work 4c social feminist argue that the organization of families in the capitalist economies 5a the law justifies the existence of poverty between the deserving and the so called undeserving poor* The history of law, Is the history of the deserving poor on how they are socially and legally constructed compared to the undeserving poor “enclosure” means that if your poor an
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