BC: by: Kristen S., Kaylie S. and Stephanie S.
FC: Status of Women in the 21st Century
1: Countries with smaller gender gaps have better development opportunities, superior education, healthier children, and greater social stability. Increased participation of women in political and economic decision making around the world has been slow but steady. The ratio of women in national parliaments has increased from 13.8% in 2000 to 18.9% in 2010, while the current ratio of women in ministerial positions is 29% in health, 26% in culture, 25% in education, and 4% in defense, while 5% are heads of government. Some 100 countries have mandatory or voluntary gender quotas for their legislatures.
2: Women in the United States | Women typically dress in jeans, shorts, t-shirts, or tank tops. Casual/fancy dresses, blouses, dress pants, and skirts. Accessories include earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Womens shoes include sandals, flip-flops, sneakers, boots, heals, and flats. | In America, women make up more than 50 percent of the workforce. Women in the work force generally make less money than their male counterparts. Women hold 16%of parliamentary seats in the U.S. Women account for over 40% of the worlds workforce but earn less than 25% of the wages.
3: Our president, Barack Obama, realizes the importance of education and opportunities for women. In the United States today, men and women are offered a wide range of higher education options. | The traditional family with a single male working alone to support the family is no longer the normal. By the end of the century, only one in five married couples had just a single male breadwinner working outside the home. Among married couples, only about 36% had the mother staying at home with the children and not working. The role of the mother is to bring unity and structure to the family unit. The mother plays multiple roles in the household. | Here in America, women have fought for and won our rights, but are still discriminated by men as being less superior, even though we still have the same rights as them.
4: Women in Iran | A woman in Iran has two choices of what to wear - she can wear the chador: a long (usually black cloak work over the head and body) or she can wear the manteau: a shoulder-padded, dark colored, shapeless trench coast worn over long pants. Her hair must be completely covered with either a scarf or a maghenh. Imposed by the 1979 revolution, the Islamic dress code (the hejab) mandates that a woman outside of her home or in the presence of an unrelated man must entirely cover her hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothing to hide the contours of her body.
5: Within the family, the rights of women are expressed their roles as wives and mothers. State discrimination against women in the family is expressed through unjust family laws that deny women equal access to divorce and child custody. | Most Iranian women are housewives. About 69% of women in urban areas and 75.4% in rural areas are engaged in housework. Most rural area women are engaged in agricultural activities, besides their housework. The jobs occupied by women in the service sector fall in the three categories of education (teachers, employees of day care centers), medical fields (nurses, midwives and physicians) and civil servants (secretaries and other office jobs).
6: Women in India | Women in India dress traditionally. Traditional Indian clothing for women are the saries or the salwar or lehengas. | In recent years, Indian woman have distinguished themselves in various ways of life as politicians, orators, lawyers, doctors, administrators and diplomats.
7: The women's role is to typically take care of the household. | The girls of medieval and especially Hindu society were not given formal education unless it was related to household chores,government has taken various measures to provide education to all Indian women, by 1971 only 22% of Indian women were literate, by the end of 2001 54.16% females were literate.
8: Women in China | In China, what women they wear can sometimes manifest a country's culture to some extent. Like most westerners, Chinese people also pay much attention to their dressing. In traditional festival, people will wear more formal than usual. On different occasions, different styles of clothes will be dressed. Sometimes, people are particular about the color of their dresses.
9: Chinese women typically take care of the household. | Women can work for multinationals (A company operating in several countries) and they can have an education.