A fair question. Two quick answers:
1. Those of us lucky enough to live in the most progressive parts of the world tend to focus on how good we have it, and yet we still haven’t achieved true gender equality.
2. I’m over trying to pitch women’s magazines. If the story isn’t about slimmer thighs for summer, they’re just not interested.
This stuff is important, I’ll try not to make it too dry.
Diana Greene Foster, a demographer and an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, compared 2 groups of women - those who sought abortions and got them and those who sought abortions and were turned away (80 percent of women in both groups reported not having enough money to meet basic living needs). She found that:
1. Women denied abortions suffered more ill physical effects, including higher rates of hypertension and chronic pelvic pain.
2. Women denied abortion were three times as likely to end up below the federal poverty line two years later.
A phenomenon most recently proven here.
Who do you RT more often on Twitter? Women or men? Retweets are a way of listening to, acknowledging and passing on opinions. If we amplify the voices of male Twitter users more than female Twitter users we are ranking their opinions higher.