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Why do men have more career hours?
because they shackle women? because they cant give birth to children? because they are relatively useless at homework and make up for it elsewhere? because women have different set of priorities? you tell me. im just the guy actually going through the sources that you wave around so easily.

men more paid hours (ie career hours). men better career chances. men better pay.

do note that the few women here on EF probably have kick ass work ethics so it wouldnt make sense to them. same way i cannot imagine people assume i am a rapist (that shit hurts btw)
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"Women will get equal pay in 118 years" - WEF Report

"...even where political and business policies are improving, many employers still organise the working day around the stereotypes of women as caregivers at home and men as breadwinners at work...

Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the WEF, which campaigns on gender parity, warned on Wednesday that equality would matter more and more as computers took over the economy.

We need to create a world where women’s contributions and ideals are as valued as those of men,” Schwab said. “Gender parity in our thinking and actions will be critical in helping to ensure that the future is served by humanity and not threatened by it.” "

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computers taking over the economy? why does equality matter more with more computers?

how exactly is gender parity critical?

are you just taking a random clickbait article to copy paste random quotes from random guy at random research agency?
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Old 22.03.2016, 15:28
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

British MPs want action on 'motherhood penalty'

"It estimated that a failure to use women's skills was costing the country £36bn a year, equal to 2% of GDP."

"The answer lies with fathers."

I read somewhere Swiss workers aren't entitled to paternity leave; is this true?
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Old 22.03.2016, 15:36
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I read somewhere Swiss workers aren't entitled to paternity leave; is this true?
Not quite true. They get 1 day.
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Not quite true. They get 1 day.
... and then have to work the following Saturday to make up for lost time.
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Old 22.03.2016, 16:25
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... and then have to work the following Saturday to make up for lost time.
And it's reckoned at 1 day per birth, not 1 day per baby. (Not that we're bitter.)
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Old 22.03.2016, 18:11
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British MPs want action on 'motherhood penalty'

"It estimated that a failure to use women's skills was costing the country £36bn a year, equal to 2% of GDP."

"The answer lies with fathers."

I read somewhere Swiss workers aren't entitled to paternity leave; is this true?
oh right. shrapnel bombs in brussels, dozens dead or maimed for life.

SJW: "why are you ignoring motherhood penalty?!?!"
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So next weekend, Sunday 8 March, is International Women's Day (IWD). According to the official IWD website it's slim pickings for celebrations in Zurich, actually for all of Switzerland. Zurich is in fact the epicentre of Swiss IWD activity by comparison. And those events that are listed are organised by the expat community. (fair disclosure: I know because I'm organising the 'Miss Representation' film screening).

http://www.internationalwomensday.co...h#.VO4bGfnF-So

So what's up with that? Why is IWD a non-event for the Swiss? Just a quick peek at little ol' Ireland (my home country) by comparison and there are pages and pages of listed events. Why is Switzerland apparently so backward in coming forward, so to speak, when it comes to celebrating women's achievements and seeking gender equality???
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNV7COWz8ME

Unfortunately for me my standards are a little bit higher than better than the Taliban.... What a bizarro thing to say on WOMENS day.
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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

Was reading this new research regarding Women's Suffrage Movement in Europe and I found it very interesting that more than 60% of working Swiss women only work part time. While discussing this with a couple of swiss women I realized that they do not understand the meaning of Women's Suffrage Movement and they think it is simple about womens right to be independent. However in Political Economics it is a but more complicated... and it also required labor and taxes...

Part of the reason is that Dutch women were relative latecomers to the labour market. Compared with other countries, few men had to leave to fight in the world wars of the 20th century, with the result that women did not labour in factories as they did in America and Britain. Thanks to the country's wealth, a dual income was often not a necessity for a comfortable life. And Dutch politics was dominated by Christian values until the 1980s: the focus was mainly on providing state aid (implicit subsidies in the fiscal system) so that women could stay at home with children.

This changed in the late 1980s, when the state realised that it would be a good idea to mobilise women into the job market. But the cultural conviction that families still needed mothers home for tea-time prevailed, and thus the state worked closely with employers to ensure that the new part-time jobs would enjoy similar legal positions to their full-time equivalents. This has, to an extent, been continued: in 2000 the right for women and men to ask for a job to be part-time was written into law. But Ronald Dekker, a labour economist at Tilburg University, thinks this law is a confirmation of existing practice and therefore largely symbolic, only necessary for certain “archaic industries”. Instead, he reckons the high prevalence of part-time jobs is largely down to the wide availability of good quality, well-paid “first tier” part-time jobs in the Netherlands: jobs often considered inferior in many other countries.

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Re: International Women's Day: (not) worth celebrating?

Where's the thread for international men's day? I only just found out it was today.

No google doodle either.
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