Gender equality in canada countries with proportional

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Unformatted text preview: in Scandinavian countries with a social welfare tradition "  There, women make a great difference in what is legislated 34 How to increase gender equality in Canada !  !  Countries with proportional rep have more women in office "  higher voter turnout "  = more female politicians But Sylvia Bashevkin notes Canadians are uncomfortable putting women in positions of power "  e.g. media treats women with less respect 35 In Canada, women rarely hold the top positions - women hold 22% of all MPs - one prime minister !  Women tend to hold lower-level, lesspowerful positions !  Women only make up 22% of all MPs "  Only one female Prime Minister in history "  Can you remember her name? 36 Impediments to women s political participation and political success "  financial barriers "  lack of access to helpful networks "  opposition within political parties "  media portrayals of women 37 - market, gov't, internet cannot regulate itself 互相依賴 Interdependence is not enough We are all linked globally !  It is a small world! !  All economies are connected "  But markets cannot regulate themselves !  All governments are connected "  But governments cannot regulate themselves !  The internet gives us information about one another "  But the internet cannot regulate itself 38 - marriage, family, work, health, and security Global citizenship in a small world !  !  !  We increasingly share the same interests, goals, concerns, and consumer products People typically want the same things: marriage, family, work, health, and security Will social movements globalize? "  Already seeing evidence of worldwide women s and environmental movements 39 What do people want? Much of the research sociologists do is guided by seven value preferences: !  !  !  !  !  !  !  Life over death Health over sickness Knowing over not knowing Cooperation over conflict Freedom of movement over physical restraint Self-determination over direction by others Freedom of expression over communication restraint Why don t (most) people get what they want? - exclusion, decoupling, disability !  !  !  !  Aspects of social organization and culture limit people's opportunities to get what they want out of life: exclusion decoupling disability - people have different assess to the resources /opportunities Exclusion and decoupling - almost isolated, lack information !  Some people are excluded from eligibility by discrimination or lack of credentials !  Other people are decoupled by a lack of information and social connections 42 - taught not to compete for society's most valued goals Social Disability !  Some people are taught not to compete for society’s most valued goals. !  This crippling socialization is social disability !  Leads to lower aspirations, lack of assertiveness, and withdrawal from competition...
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2013 for the course SOC 103H1 taught by Professor L.tepperman during the Fall '13 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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