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Old 08-03-2013, 08:50 AM
D'oriel D'oriel is offline
 
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Men and women alike will tut and sigh and wonder why women should have a day dedicated to them. Each year, I argue.

Globally, this is why:

1 in 4 women are forced into their first sexual experience
1 in 3 women has been violently or sexually abused by someone in their home
60% of the global working hours are by women
10% of the global income is received by women
50% of the world's food is produced by women, but women only own 1% of the land


You might think that your mother rules the roost or your female boss is a bully. You might think that women have achieved equality and question any discussion of affirmative action.
But, in the majority, the genders aren't equal. Not even close.

So let's just have one day when we're reminded of that.


more than 100 million women are missing from the world's population - a result of discrimination against women and girls, including female infanticide;

two thirds of the 774 million adult illiterates worldwide are women - the same proportion for the past 20 years and across most regions;

more than 60 million girls worldwide are forced into marriage before the age of 18;

each year 358,000 women die from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes;

an estimated 3 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting each year
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:03 AM
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An estimated 510M women alive today will be abused by their partner in their lifetime.


In line with the EU average, only one third of managers in Ireland are female.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:08 AM
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From the World Bank: Europe can expect a shortfall of 24 million workers by 2040 if women’s employment participation remains what it is now; if the rate rises to that of men, the shortfall will be only 3 million.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:16 AM
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Jesus D'oriel,
cheer us up on a Friday why don't you
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:22 AM
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This is the world, bluesy.


Hardly over the top to point out some aspects of it once a year!
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:43 AM
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From the World Bank: Europe can expect a shortfall of 24 million workers by 2040 if women’s employment participation remains what it is now; if the rate rises to that of men, the shortfall will be only 3 million.
So full employment by about 2015 or 2030?
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:45 AM
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Celebration can only commence after they've done the cleaning.

Rule no. 1 in my home.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:52 AM
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That's fucking hilarious.

Breaking my sides.

keep it up.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:24 AM
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I love international women.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:33 AM
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more than 100 million women are missing from the world's population - a result of discrimination against women and girls, including female infanticide;

two thirds of the 774 million adult illiterates worldwide are women - the same proportion for the past 20 years and across most regions;

more than 60 million girls worldwide are forced into marriage before the age of 18;each year 358,000 women die from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes;

an estimated 3 million girls are estimated to be at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting each year
its a bad sign when you hope paddy comes along with a doom and gloom thread.
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