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Women and Poverty

12 Sep

Women and Poverty

This link has many facts about women and poverty, including the saddest part: women are more likely to live in poverty than men. 

Why do you think that is? Possibly with so many single parent household consisting of mothers, they do not have time to both take care of their children and make a living. What do you think should be done about this?

I think more government-assisted daycare options would be a step in the right direction. Republicans would be opposed to more government spending, and yet with their war on birth control coverage and abortions, what other choice does that leave for women?

Interesting fact from “Understanding Public Policy” by Thomas R. Dye: Only about one-sixth of federal social welfare spending is given to low-income recipients. In fact, if all the social welfare spending were directed at the poor, there would be no poverty in America!

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12 Sep

Ladies Who Golf

12 Sep

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/sports/golf/12iht-srbolpga12.html?_r=1&ref=women

As a golfer, this excited me.

Basically, this article talks about the recent progress made in the Ladies Professional Golf Association. More and more, the association is becoming easily recognized on a global scale. Women are competing at a more intense level and continue to see younger females on the course and taking home trophies. In addition to this, the L.P.G.A. is seeing greater support from sponsors and receiving more opportunities for tournaments and promotional events.

Margaret’s Words of Wisdom

12 Sep

This is how Margaret Thatcher thinks about Women and Politics.

Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to hold the position of elected Prime Minister in England, in 1979. She held the position for three terms then resigned in 1991; she was feeling the repercussions of unpopular policy and tension within her party. In addition, Thatcher occupied a seat in the House of Commons in 1959,  parliamentary under secretary for pensions and national insurance in 1961, secretary of state for education and science in  1970, and was leader of the Conservative Party in 1975 until she made history in 1979, receiving a position she believed a woman wouldn’t occupy in her lifetime.