U.S. Ranks 23rd For Women's Equality, Falling Behind Nicaragua, Cuba, and Burundi

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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    I doubt that a LOT!

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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Wikipedia: "Burundi is one of the five poorest countries in the world. It has one of the lowest per capita GDPs of any nation in the world."

    It's supposed to be bothersome that the US ranks below Burundi on this list? ROFL!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      TL is right about the ranking - but the criteria puts a lot of weight on women in political office.

      Many in our Congress and in state houses are career politicians. We are seeing more women in elected capacity but we've been slow to elect women in leadership positions. That's the truth - but also true is there are so many other possibilities for women....most have no interest in the political games.

      In the US we have not yet gotten past the "woman as helpmate" view. Individuals left that behind long ago but as a society we tend to cling to our stereotypes.

      We focus on the superficial and irrelevant and that leads to arguments about the right to show cleavage and breast feeding in the workplace as issues that define women.

      When women beginning defining their own worth as what is between their ears instead of what's below the neck....they'll move up in the ranking.:p
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by SteveJohnson View Post

        It's supposed to be bothersome that the US ranks below Burundi on this list? ROFL!
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        TL is right about the ranking - but the criteria puts a lot of weight on women in political office.
        With all due respect to TL and Kay, Steve has it about right.

        Australia, which until recently had the three highest offices in the land (Governor General, Prime Minister and Speaker of the House of Representatives) occupied by women. Actually, the four highest positions, if you include the Queen (who is currently a woman*).

        Even after the election last month, three of the four are still held by women, although the Speaker is a different woman. The Prime Minister isn't a woman anymore, he's a man, although in a bizarre move, did name himself as Minister for Women**.

        Despite all this we come in at 24!

        Nah, sorry.

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        ** Really.
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          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          if you include the Queen (who is currently a woman*).
          lmfao, damnit!! I was going to say something that I felt was important
          and would change the mind of everyone on the Internet to my way of
          thinking, and now I can't remember because I'm laughing too hard!
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Sorry TL my friend, but your liberal talking point sources are sending out mixed messages...

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