Monday, February 29, 2016

Who does more unpaid work, men or women?

According to a recent letter by Bill and Melinda Gates, "Unless things change, girls today will spend hundreds of thousands more hours than boys doing unpaid work, simply because society assumes it's their responsibility." Here are the details.

A laundry detergent company in India just created a two-minute ad rejecting this sexist double-standard of time poverty that holds women back. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (who is pretty busy herself) wrote, "This is one of the most powerful videos I have ever seen, showing how stereotypes hurt all of us and are passed down from generation to generation." You can see it too, by clicking on this link.

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