women workforce

Sweden now has a mansplaining hotline for women in the workforce to call

There are myriad ways that women can experience mansplaining in their lives, but it’s perhaps most prevalent in the workplace. “Mansplaining” is what happens when a man explains to a women something she already knows, usually in a subtly (or not-so-subtly) condescending way. Fortunately or unfortunately, the line has been set up for a specific reason and may not be around forever.

Brainstorming for my next project: should women join the workforce or better stay at home? I would be grateful if you could send me or just add your opinion to this post should you reblog it, I’d like to feature some of them in my presentation, show my class how our society is thinking. Spooky Halloween🍁🍁🍁

Trump, Trudeau tout common ground in joint statement

With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington for his first visit with President Donald Trump, the two leaders released a joint statement on Monday, touting their alliance and pledging to work together on issues like the environment and security.

Proclaiming that “no two countries share deeper or broader relations than Canada and the United States,” Trump and Trudeau said they “share a commitment to continue to strengthen our ties for the benefit of our mutual prosperity and security.”

The statement highlighted conventional areas of collaboration between the neighboring countries such as defense and counterterrorism efforts, opioid trafficking prevention and security at their shared border. It also cited a mutual goal of promoting “equal opportunities for women in the workforce” through a council on women in business.

Trump and Trudeau noted their plans to encourage economic growth through “free and fair trade” and indicated that they “affirm the importance” of building on their existing trade relationship “with the common goal of strengthening the middle class.” They did not mention, though, the North American Free Trade Agreement specifically. Trump is a vocal critic of the deal, and he has called for renegotiating it.

The statement also avoided mention of Trump’s recent controversial executive order calling for the temporary suspension of the U.S.’ refugee resettlement program (the order has been stayed by a federal court). After Trump signed the order and it prompted widespread protests at airports around the country, Trudeau made a point of saying Canada will continue to welcome refugees from around the world.

Trudeau, like other world leaders, is facing some pressure back home to denounce some of Trump’s more controversial policies.

The family, in the form in which it has existed since the triumph of industrial capitalism, is based on the isolation and confinement of married women to the home. The condition of the housewife is one of the most alienated in bourgeois society. The separation of women in the home makes it difficult for them to organise and act collectively. One of the most important developments of capitalism this century has been the way in which it has drawn women into the workforce, so that two workers in every five in Britain today are women, and most working class women spend a considerable portion of their lives at work. In the workplace women can acquire the collective organisation and power to liberate themselves, in conjunction with the men with whom they work, who are subject, like them, to capitalist exploitation.
—  The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx
It is also time to stop giving lip service to the idea that there are no battles left to be fought for women in America, that women’s rights have already been won. It is ridiculous to tell girls to keep quiet when they enter a new field, or an old one, so the men will not notice they are there. In almost every professional field, in business and in the arts and sciences, women are still treated as second-class citizens. It would be a great service to tell girls who plan to work in society to expect this subtle, uncomfortable discrimination - tell them not to be quiet, and hope it will go away, but fight it. A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex, but neither should she ‘adjust’ to prejudice and discrimination.
—  Betty Friedan

Hi all,

I’ve already posted an eighteen minute video, so I figure you probably don’t want to read another three hundred page essay about my TEDx talk. It was an insane opportunity to receive, to prepare for, and finally, to perform.

If you don’t have the time to watch the entire video, that’s okay! Here’s a short breakdown!

  • Joining FRC 2826 Wave Robotics completely changed my life
  • Women during WW2 - more women in the workforce!
    • In the aviation industry, women went from making up just 1% of the workforce to nearly 65%!
  • Admiral Grace Hopper - yes, the one the field at champs is named after
    • Created the first compiler (and no one believed it)
    • Helped create COBOL
    • Coined the term “debugging”
    • Holds over 30 honorable doctorate degrees!
  • Margaret Hamilton
    • Worked on code for the Apollo command module (a 70lb portable computer!)
    • Worked with only 13,024 “words”
    • Helped save men during Apollo 8
    • Basically created the field of software engineering
  • I got sucked into robotics thanks to amazing mentorship and an amazing team!
  • Women make up less than 25% of STEM jobs
    • Racial gap as well
    • I had like six pages of statistics but I had to edit them out
  • How do we help?
    • Combating implicit bias
    • Great female mentors!
    • Social relevance of STEM
    • Introducing girls earlier
    • Being a role model!
    • As a girl, keep a growth mindset!
    • Take every opportunity you are given to learn
    • Create a sense of belonging in the environment
      • One place where I felt this was an all girls competition - Indy Rage!
  • Acceptance is super important!
  • “We need not wait to see what others do”- Ghandi
    • We need to do it ourselves. We need to be the change.

I was incredibly thankful for the opportunity and I hope to keep creating change in the world - whether for this initiative or any other.

Thank you for making the world a better place with me,

Kiran L. 2826

P.S. This was the first and only time I’ve worn make-up. How do people that wear it everyday do things like drink water?!

Ivanka Trump's dinner party diplomacy
The first daughter seeks ways to promote women in the workforce during D.C. soiree with business leaders. By ANNIE KARNI

Ivanka Trump, who has kept a low profile since moving her family to Washington, is beginning a quiet push on the same women’s economic empowerment agenda she advocated on the campaign trail last year.

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter hosted a dinner party with a group of CEOs at her new Kalorama home—the stated purpose, according to two attendees, was for Ivanka Trump to solicit ideas on how to promote women in the workforce and fight for issues like paid maternity leave.

The working dinner party marked Ivanka Trump’s first step toward trying to influence policy in her father’s administration. Trump’s most high-profile first daughter stepped down from her executive position at the Trump Organization, and separated from her eponymous fashion line last month, to serve as an outside support system for her father and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. But Thursday night’s dinner marked Ivanka Trump’s foray into politics on her own, since moving to the nation’s capital.

Attending the Thursday night dinner was Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Ernst & Young CEO Mark Weinberger; Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky; investment banker Adebayo Ogunlesi; JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon; Trump’s head of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn; and Dina Powell, the former Goldman Sachs partner who recently joined the administration to advise Ivanka Trump and Kushner.

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I’m not against women pursuing careers, but if they’re so upset about any wage gaps, why don’t they just stay at home with the kids?

Manslation: I refuse to see women as human beings with inner lives and instead consider them to be whiny children who ragequit as soon as life gets hard, no matter how counterproductive that may be. I also see mandatory 24/7 unpaid labor as somehow easier than having a ““““real”””” career.


Kerry Washington wants you to know just how bad Trump’s policy on women in the workforce is

Washington then pointed out that with Hillary Clinton’s maternity policy, “These issues are not about women’s policy, they’re about economic policy, because we understand in this country that if families are able to take care of each other, we do better as a nation.”

Gifs: Real Time with Bill Maher


In Afghanistan, Death Threats Shatter Dream of First Female Pilot
Niloofar Rahmani, Afghanistan’s first female fixed-wing pilot, faces opposition from the Taliban as well as members of her own extended family.
By Margherita Stancati

At age 21, Niloofar Rahmani became Afghanistan’s first female fixed-wing military pilot, living out her father’s dream and emerging as a symbol of her country’s revolutionary assent to roles for women outside the home.

That was also when her life began to unravel. “This was my dream job,” the Afghan Air Force captain said. “I never thought I would want to quit.”

Now 23 years old, Capt. Rahmani faces death threats from both the Taliban and members of her extended family for daring to work in the male-dominated world of military aviation. Her parents and siblings also fear for their lives, and the family of eight lives in hiding, their comfortable middle-class life lost.

Trump, Trudeau create committee to deal with issues of working women

Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday announced the creation of a bilateral committee that will deal with the challenges posed to women in the workplace and how to increase their participation in the economy.

The two leaders participated at a White House round table with business executives and entrepreneurs within the framework of Trudeau’s official visit to Washington, EFE news reported.

“In order to create economic growth and well-paying jobs we must assure the economy is a place where women can work and thrive,” said Trump in brief remarks at the beginning of the round table.

Trump said that it is necessary for the US to adopt policies to keep women in the workforce, make it easier for them to both hold a job and deal with family issues and increase their access to capital.

Meanwhile, Trudeau emphasised the need to break down the “significant barriers” that continue to exist for women in the workplace and create more pathways to success.

Seated at the side of the Canadian premier was Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter who during the election campaign helped her father promote a tax plan to provide childcare and more affordable daycare centres.

Ivanka, who has a very close relationship with her father, still does not have an official title or duties within the new government.

The White House said that the bilateral Council for the Advancement of Women Business Leaders-Female Entrepreneurs is a sign of both Trump and Trudeau’s commitment to eliminating barriers to the economic participation of women.

After becoming Canada’s Prime Minister in November 2015, Trudeau fulfilled one of his campaign promises and named an equal number of women and men to his cabinet.

Trump, on the other hand, has selected very few women or minorities for his cabinet posts.

This was the first bilateral meeting between the two leaders since Trump became President on January 20.

Trump is expected to discuss with Trudeau his aim to renegotiate at the earliest opportunity the North American Free Trade Agreement signed by the US, Canada and Mexico more than 20 years ago.

In Canada, both conservatives and liberals feel that NAFTA, implemented in 1994, has been a key element in their country’s economic well-being by enhancing trade between Ottawa and Washington to the point where they are now the world’s two top trade partners.

Meanwhile, Trudeau wants to avoid conflictual issues, including immigration or the taking in of refugees in his meeting with Trump, so that the pair may establish a good relationship as quickly as possible.

After a private luncheon, Trump and Trudeau are scheduled to hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House.



The past fifty years have seen massive gains in productivity, the invention of countless labor-saving devices, and the mass entry of women into the formal workforce. If we assume that there is, to a certain degree, a fixed amount of work necessary for society to function, how can we at once be more productive, have more workers, and yet still be working more hours? Something else must be going on.

The STEM diversity gap

The U.S. is quickly learning why diversity within STEM careers is a critical element to competing on a global level. We’ve seen that the ability to approach a problem from multiple angles is key when it comes to quicker breakthroughs, safer solutions, and more intuitive technology.

But even with recent efforts to bring women and minorities into these rapidly growing industries, the change is still slow-moving. A 2014 study conducted by Change the Equation found that the STEM workforce is no more diverse today than it was in 2001. We still have a long way to go before these careers better represent our country’s population.

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jerseydevious replied to your postCorrect me if I’m wrong, but these aggressive…

yeah, you’re right! women went into the workforce during WWII, and when the men came back, they took up their previous positions and left women back at home. with the population influx (baby boomers), women became full-time housewives and the model of the nuclear family was published. a lot of media presented women as weak and submissive during this period, as a sort of backlash to the roles women took up during the war, which then inspired the feminism of the 60s.

the 1950s is actually the most terrifying period in American history because the government and media were literally trying to brainwash their own people??? like they were so worried about citizens developing sympathy for the ussr and other communist nations that they pretty much turned every aspect of american life into pro-capitalism, anti-communism propaganda. not to mention, racial issues and domestic violence levels were skyrocketing only to get swept right under the rug. not a fun time. there’s a reason the free love movement started the very next decade.