1 — Sharing is Caring

For this project I decided that the issue that I was going to present is gender inequality. I want to make a site based around this to raise more awareness of the topic. When thinking of an idea, this was the thing that I cared the most about. That was the main reason as to why I chose this one. If its more interesting then it will be more enjoyable for me when doing the work, then the work will be to a higher level. I’m going to list some facts that I found while researching that stood out to me. I would like to make some of these main points on the web page.

  • Parliament: 29% of MP’s are women. 1 in 4 MPs is a woman. Women from minority ethnic groups make up only 1.2%
  • Wage discrimination exists when workers are equally qualified and perform the same work but one group of workers is paid more than another. (in 2009 was around 73% of men’s income)
  • Approximately 70% of people in national minimum wage jobs are women
  • 1 in 5 people think it would be acceptable in certain circumstances for a man to hit or slap his female partner in response to her being dressed in sexy or revealing clothing in public.