Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Women are the Majority

Women are the majority of the work force, according to the Shriver Report: A Women’s National Changes Everything. Women currently make up 63.3% of the nations breadwinners or co-breadwinners as reported on Feminist News.

Although women make the up the majority of the nation’s paid workers they are still discriminated against in regards to pay, social security, pensions and other benefits. Over half of all women workers do not have one paid sick day.

A hopeful Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation said in regards to the much needed policy changes, "The changes in social policies, such as paid family medical leave, universal childcare, caregiving credits for social security, and pay equity, to deal with the reality of today's employed women are long overdue… We have been working for these changes for several decades. Hopefully, women becoming the majority of the US workforce is the wakeup call needed to make the changes now."

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