TASK 1. Read a) b) and c) pieces
on gender-equity issues.
Discuss them with your partner
A) a whirled world of biased coinage
A1) work words:
- 'glass ceiling' - phrase coined in 1984 to mean an invisible barrier to women being promoted beyond middle management.
- The big threat to women's success in top roles is now the 'glass cliff' (2004) - being promoted into risky, difficult jobs where the chances of failure are higher.
A2) Where are few women in top roles?
- the lack of women in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) currently cite hostility and isolation among the reasons for this disparity.
- We are a far cry from the optimism that ran high at the early years of the XXI century that affirmed the OECD industry had the potential to prevent climate change, fix the economy and break the glass ceiling for women.
B) Stubborn bare facts:
- Hidden figures and sociology:
- Female characters comprise..... GUESS the percentages:
a) onscreen characters -
a) ......... % of the global film workforce,
- b) Leadership positions:
b.1) ......... % of executives
b.2) ......... % of high-level politicians
• c) prestigious professions:c.1) attorneys and judges ( .........%),
c.2) professors ( .........% ),
c.3) medical practitioners ( .........%)
c.4) with an identifiable STEM job ( .........%)
C) a trio of eye-opening facts:
• women artists: Written out of HIStory?
- women artists THEY make up only 3–5% of major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe,
- The top three museums (the British Museum, the Louvre and MOMA -NY) have never had female directors.
- Less than 4% of the artists in the Modern Art section of MOMA are women, but 76% of the nudes are female.
a) <23 font="" nbsp="" size="6">b) 23> 1) < 14% and 2) < 10%
c) 1) < 8% __ 2) < 7% ___ 3) 20% 4) 12%
TASK2. Explain FOUR related figures
from the statistics GRAPH shown below.
Women Through the Glass Ceiling:
Source: EC (2016) -Catalyst (2015)
Database on women and men in decision making;
Percentage of 25-34 year-olds who have attained tertiary education, by gender (OECD_ 2014)