September 7, 2013
Dove’s recent ad “Real Beauty sketches” shows a number of interesting phenomena: first, visualizing how you see yourself and how others see you, can be revealing. Women often see themselves is less positive terms than others see them. Research indeed shows that women has lower self-esteem than men, on average. And the sketches help them to realize this dangerous negative attitude.
April 25, 2012
Professor Valerie Hudson just published a series of maps of “The worst Places to be a Woman” on Foreign Policy.
Look at Switzerland! Having worked in Equal Opportunities I’m not surprised to see that this very developed country is still having quite a lot of issues with equal opportunities for women. If you check out the full article you can see many other maps of gender inequalities: India and central Africa are always very “dark”, scoring low on all parameters. The scarriest ones are child marriage and maternal mortality. These maps make a good job in making very “visibile” the surprising inequalities that still exist. The map on “Women’s Phisical Security” surprisingly portrays Peru as the black sheep of America.