A Day Without Women — So What?

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the organizers of the January 21st Women’s March organized a “Day Without Women” protest that encouraged women to stay home from their jobs.

So what?

Time magazine, in its March 8 Daily News Brief, included a feature entitled  “Here’s What a Day Without Women Would Really Look Like.”  According to this feature, if all women really did take a day off, the biggest problem might be finding a bank open — women are 85% of all bank tellers.  Right behind banks are schools — 84% of preschool and kindergarten teachers, elementary and middle school teachers, teacher assistants and special education teachers are women.  A a doctor or emergency-room visit?  Women account for 78% of physicians and surgeons, registered nurses and physician assistants.

On the other hand, you should be able to hail a cab — women are only 14% of taxi drivers and chauffeurs.  And there shouldn’t be a crime wave — only 16% of police officers, detectives and first-line supervisors of police and detectives are female.

While lots of occupations are still overwhelmingly male, women hold a large percentage of the jobs with which many of us interact every day.  And since women are now more likely to have a college degree than men, don’t expect that to change anytime soon.

Just something to think about.

The complete feature is at  http://time.com/4693384/heres-what-a-day-without-women-would-really-look-like/?xid=newsletter-brief.

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