Posted by: wantpeacework4justice | October 10, 2008

Where are the Women?

I looked through all 182 photos here (3 different countries), and not one woman.

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Stock-Markets-stock-market/ss/events/bs/081202stock/s:/ap/20081010/ap_on_bi_st_ma_re/wall_street#photoViewer=/081010/photos_ts_afp/efaba76c496cba2f49d4615b8447f1cc

Maybe it is just more shocking to see men being emotional…

 

Granted, there is a greatly disproportionate number of men compared to women on wall street…. But, still, where are the women? 

Women are being affected by the financial crisis just as much as men.  And, I would argue, will be affected by a greater margin in the future, as the trickle-down effects become realized.

Generally, women are more likely to be unemployed than men, and as a result have less money and face unemployment for longer periods without regular income.  Women who are employed  tend to make less than men, have fewer benefits or have part-time positions.  They are more likely to hold minimum-wage jobs and to leave the work force to provide caregiving responsibilities. They save less money (because they usually have less money) and have smaller pensions or retirement accounts.

I for one will feel more sorry for the indirectly affected.

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