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ThinkAboutIt May 2017
Data from the Legislative Task Force on Access to Affordable Childcare, "Report and Recommendations to the Minnesota Legislature," Jan. 15, 2017. The "bite out of a single parent's paycheck" is based on the state median income for a single parent family: $27,093.
Source: The Office on the Economic Status of Women

Compiled by Mikki Morrissette


Newsroom bias?
Data from the 5th Women's Media Center's annual report of females in the media:
• Men produced 62% of news reports at 20 of the nation's top news outlets;
• Specifically in broadcasting, women anchors and field reporters declined from 32% to 25%;
• Bylined news articles and opinions about reproductive issues in the country's 12 most widely circulated news organizations were written bywomen 37% of the time;
• An increase: female radio and TV news directors rose to 33%, up two percentage points, and minorities made up 17% of those, up from 13%;
• Women radio and TV news staffers, overall, made up 44% of the workforce, up from 42%, but generally in the smallest markets.
Source: Women's Media Center

Kick into history
High school senior Becca Longo is the first woman to sign a national letter of intent to play college football at the Division II level or higher. Other young women have played college football, but the Arizona kicker was awarded a football scholarship to attend Adams State in Colorado. "To me, there is no doubt she can be competitive," said the Adams State coach. "She has a strong leg, and she can be very accurate."
Source: Sports Illustrated

Female doctor in the house
Analysis of a year of 320 videotaped introductions at Internal Medical Grand Rounds - a formal weekly educational session for hospital faculty - at Minnesota and Arizona Mayo Clinics found that male doctors tended to be introduced with the "Dr." title 72 percent of the time, and female doctors were referred to as "Dr." less than half the time.
Source: Journal of Women's Health and Huffington Post

Craftivism
Women have been using knitting and other crafts to make political statements for more than 100 years. Sarah Corbett, founder of The Craftivist Collective in the United Kingdom, says politicians sometimes pay more attention to handmade items than a petition or email.
Source: TheEstablishment.co

Non-penis envy
The Mexican City government knows that 9 out of 10 women and girls in their city feel unsafe using public transportation, which is rated second-most dangerous for women out of 15 world capitals. They began a provocative #NoEsDeHombres ("this isn't manly") campaign. To raise awareness about sexual harrassment on subways, a transportation seat was made to look like a naked man's body. It was awkward, provocative and uncomfortable. A sign near it read, "It is annoying to travel this way, but not compared to the sexual violence women suffer in their daily commutes."
Source: The New York Times

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