Look at the facts - and celebrate International Women's Day

By Pepper Parr

March 8th, 2024



A snapshot of population ages by gender in 2022.

Raises a lot of questions – the one for me is:  How can men possibly continue to rule the roost the way they have for decades with population numbers like this?

They can’t and the shouldn’t.

This being International Women’s’ Day perhaps we can each do our part to ensure that the needed, necessary changes take place.

Rosie the Riveter was the star of a campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for defence industries during World War II, and she became perhaps the most iconic image of working women. American women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during the war, as widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labour force. Between 1940 and 1945, the female percentage of the U.S. workforce increased from 27 percent to nearly 37 percent, and by 1945 nearly one out of every four married women worked outside the home.

That was then – today 57% of woman feel they can achieve what they want in the work place.  65% of the women today feel they are underpaid.

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