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SOSC 1350 Chapter Notes -Social Feminism, Poor Relief, Unemployment Benefits

Social Science
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SOSC 1350
Julie Dowsett

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Wednesday March 13 2013
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
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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
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