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GENDER EQUALITY INDICATORS. Beyond numbers which are changing too slowly No quick fixes Fundamental social values, identities and experiences . Men as norm- women as other. Valuing of stereotypically male behaviours, characteristics and skills in all areas of life. The UK situation.

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gender equality indicators
GENDER EQUALITY INDICATORS
  • Beyond numbers which are changing too slowly
  • No quick fixes
  • Fundamental social values, identities and experiences
men as norm women as other
Men as norm- women as other
  • Valuing of stereotypically male behaviours, characteristics and skills in all areas of life
the uk situation
The UK situation
  • Women working part-time earn 40% less per hour than men working full-time
  • Impact on pensions
  • The feminisation of poverty
some issues
Some Issues
  • Equality vs equity
  • Mediocre women and men 
  • Gendered spheres. Need to change all spheres –interrelated
  • Need to enable men as well as women to change
families
FAMILIES
  • Sense of entitlement
  • Social comparison
  • What seems normative and feasible
caring
CARING
  • Valuing caring- how to encourage men to take part in care at home?
  • Will need deep changes in work and wider social values
  • Back to numbers- men in caring jobs and caring roles
  • Valuing of these roles, socially and financially
gender identity
Gender identity
  • Women and guilt
  • Men and stigma
  • Qualitative indicators- threatened identities v comfort with changing identities
workplaces
WORKPLACES
  • Male model v socially sustainable work
  • Hours and intensity of work
  • “Family friendly” policies – gendered and marginalized
  • Undervaluing of “alternative” work patterns
  • Undermining of public policies
  • Valuing of “male” skills
an alternative approach

AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH

The Dual Agenda- Gender Equity and Workplace Effectiveness

wider communities
WIDER COMMUNITIES
  • Public policies, gender contracts and sense of entitlement
  • Assumptions about needs in communities
  • Leadership and participation in decision making