America Is The 22nd 'Best' Country In The World For Women

To the surprise of many, Saudi Arabia recently announced it would end its longstanding ban on women driving with the change set to come into effect from June 2018. That ban has served as a major symbol of female oppression throughout the world and it has also done huge damage to the kingdom's reputation for years. The situation could improve even further in the years ahead with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pushing to implement more reforms in order to return the country to moderate Islam.

However, as Statista's Niall McCarthy points out, Saudi Arabia isn't alone in how it treats women and a new index has gauged the status of women in different countries.

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The global Women, Peace and Security Index was launched by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo.

It measures women's well-being by assessing various factors such as inclusion, justice and security in 153 countries.

Iceland comes first, followed by Norway and Switzerland.

The U.S. is in 22nd position and its lack of paid-maternity leave is one possible reason it trails other developed countries. Along with Papua New Guinea, the U.S. is the only country worldwide that doesn't offer new mothers paid maternity leave.

Countries that are less peaceful and unstable tended to score poorly in the index with Afghanistan and Syria both rock bottom.

Yemen is also embroiled in conflict and it comes third-last. Pakistan is amongst the worst countries in the index and various studies have shown that domestic violence and "honor killings" are widespread there. Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai is a key example of just how dangerous Pakistan can get for women. She was shot and nearly killed in 2012 for publicly speaking about women's right to an education.

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DownWithYogaPants Stuck on Zero Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:44 Permalink

For the love of Christmas.  Women RULE the USA.  They are by and large fat, unattractive and have surly attitudes.We should be talking about how bad it is for men in the USA.Disagree?  Try going to a real male dominated society like Brazil then talk to me.  It's fucking paradise there compared to the USA.  Girls do not have the ugly attitudes, they are easy on the eyes and they are kind of old fashioned and will cook for you. Seriously continuously tell my male friends how badly we've been cheated in the USA.

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SWRichmond overbet Sat, 11/11/2017 - 08:51 Permalink

Paid-maternity leave. You want equalality or not? No, they do not, they want superiority in all things, including before the law.  It's all about them.  Millenial women are a generational bust.  Imagine an entire race ruled by emotion, without balance, eschewing reason.  The bridges and power stations you see will be the last ones built.

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Endgame Napoleon overbet Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:34 Permalink

Paid maternity is a privilege, as is tolerance for months of absenteeism at the time a baby is born, IN ADDITION to entire mornings, entire afternoons, entire days and entire weeks off beyond PTO, long after a child is born.

No one else keeps their job, when choosing to put a personal-life-enhancement activity above the job. If I take a lengthy, 6-week to 3-month sabbatical to do something that gives my life meaning as a childless woman, I get fired. No, I’d get fired for 5 minutes of that. If I choose to be away from work for something in my personal life, I have to make a sacrifice for my choice.

They will not hold the job for me, but I sure have chased around to a bunch of wasted-time interviews that were adversitied as permanent jobs, but turned out to be just another temp job. The momma employee got pregnant a few months after getting the job. That way, she can use the company insurance. These employers like it, though, because her pay-per-birth freebies from government, her child support check that covers rent or her spousal income means that she can work for very low pay.

In country #22, it is all overlooked for women who make the CHIOCE to have kids. Their frequent and protracted absenteeism is overlooked by employers, even when it is really done for frivolous reasons that have nothing to do with the child.

America’s many back-watching, 99% mom-dominated jobs discriminate heavily and overtly against childless women, starting in the motherhood-centric interviews.

They even advertise the jobs as “Best Place For Working Moms.” Many sections of the job market are nothing but a social-engineering project to promote fake, womb-based feminism.

American moms may be at 22, but American childless women are much lower on the list.

How is it to live as a childless woman in America, with one low, earned-only income stream that must cover the cost of unaffordable housing and all other bills in a LYING society where per capita income (average [individual, not family]) is never even mentioned by so-called experts, even though the majority of households are single?

Here is something else that is never mentioned: the mound of layered, unearned income given to single moms who DO NOT work hard despite the hoopla about working moms. They stay below the less-than-$1,000-per-month income limit for welfare by working just the 20 hours per week required by welfare reform.

Wonder how little time they would be working, while dominating jobs and driving down wages, with paid maternity leave and an additional child tax credit added to their list of pay-per-birth privileges?

Experts NEVER mention their pay-per-birth, unearned income when presenting poverty stats to justify more government-issued freebies for moms. It is not just the untraceable, earned income coming in from a live-in boyfriend and from the children’s grandparents that they have to spend in addition to their wages from part-time jobs, but the following sex-and-reproduction freebies from taxpayers and the US Treasury Department: free rent, free groceries, free monthly cash, free electricity and a child-tax-credit check at tax time that, at $6,269, equals 4 months of wages in the average, full-time job in my state.

Like many other states, my state’s per capita income is right at $19k. That means half of the individuals in my state make less than $19,000 per year.

Single, childless women at that wage level in the USA should be down at #50 in the world, whereas single mommas with a free, “independent” apartment and free groceries, allocated to them for having sex, reproducing out of wedlock and working only 20 hours per week, should be up there in the top 1 or 2, especially the many moms who spend their $6,269 child tax credits on trips to the beach to entertain their latest boyfriend or on master bedroom furniture, bragging about it at work to the childless woman in the next cubicle who works far more hours, actually meeting the quotas, but who struggles to cover rent on earned-only income. That single, childless woman is FAR more likely to be fired with no Unemployment Compensation to even help with rent between jobs in these crony-mom, absenteeism-gang jobs.

Unless they are rich, women’s value in the USA revolves entirely around whether or not they’ve had birth canal exits. And the rewards for birth canal exits come with zero social pressure to even marry the kids’ father(s), much less to work hard.

The biggest reason for this is WOMEN operating in crony packs of moms. They do their crony bidding from the top perches of authority to the bottom of the pack, forming discriminating mom gangs to protect their privileges. They do it because they like their crony privileges, and if you object, you just hate babies.

Then there are the married moms, many of whom are working part-time, too, and driving down wages down to nothing because they do not need to work at all due to their spousal income, but do it anyway to get away from their kids and to acquire more luxury money for showier houses and vacations, which are—again—frequent and excused by their mom-gang cronies.

The married working moms at the top of the wage scale help to concentrate wealth in this society. If they raised their own children, rather than farming it out to grandparents, low-wage daycare attendants or babysitters with NannyCams, the number of middle-class households with employer-provided health insurance would double.

Instead, working moms back-watch with their fellow moms.

You will never convince me that working moms have it hard in the USA. Because, except for one or two, I have yet to see a working mom in charge who even felt like she was obligated to be professional, i.e halfway fair when in a management position, dealing with the few employees who were not in the mom gangs.

In the vast majority of mom-dominated jobs—and there are a lot of them—moms cannot be fired for tons of absenteeism, even when they are mediocre or below-average employees and not meeting quotas. The majority of them fall into that category, but they enjoy the same absenteeism privileges as the moms who perform better.

The only mom I have ever seen fired in a slew of jobs with massively absentee mom-gang staffs was absentee the entire day, every single day, coming in only at the end of the day in a management position. To get fired as a mom, you have to take it to that extreme, but even then, if you have a momma manager, you can probably keep your job.

Why do working moms get away with this?

Because, moms are the ones who need the money due to having kids, even when they spend it on mom-pampering luxuries.

That is how mom managers do their hiring/retaining, too. They hire based on empathy with fellow moms. And they do not even try to hide it; they discuss it openly.

Regardless of how many new business sales you generate or how many accounts you retain as a childless woman in a den of discriminating moms, do not be even 5 minutes late when sitting in the long snarls of school traffic on American roads. Moms are excused for that and much, much, much, much, much more absenteeism in these mom-gang jobs. They will fire you for any triviality, no matter how many sales you have racked up through hard work and all-day, everyday attendance, while they leave the building every day at the busiest time of the day, with paying customers lighting up the phones.

Momma cronies will fire you as a childless woman faster than you can say WORKING MOMMA, even when you work far more hours than them and close far more sales.

There are hardly any exceptions, and they are so arrogant due to all of the working-mom glorification in this society. That is why they feel justified in their extreme unprofessionalism.

I won’t even get into the all-important Halloween dress-up days and baby-mommy-look-alike-bulletin-board-decorating contests at work, the workplace meetings where we sit in a circle and exchange stories about our kids or the constant FB baby-pic posting in the moms’ cubicles.

I will not even get into the harsh, viscous, verbal bullying from workplace moms that juxtaposes strangely with all of this cloying, saccharine mommy pageantry at work.

Working moms get away with anything and everything in the USA.

Deeply unprofessional group of working moms we have here.

But the USA—the land of FAKE, WOMB-PRODUCTIVITY-BASED FEMINISM—should get a much higher rating for its working-mom pampering.

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BarkingCat HedgeJunkie Fri, 11/10/2017 - 22:08 Permalink

Most can't cook to save their lives. I have never dated a woman who was a better cook than I am. The tragic thing is the I am not a chef by any stretch of the imagination. However I'm like the ladies, my idea of making meal involves fresh base ingredients, not a prepackaged  something that goes from the freezer to the microwave.

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LetThemEatRand Fri, 11/10/2017 - 21:50 Permalink

The great thing about the US is that it only costs the equivalent of a mortgage payment for monthly health insurance premiums, for a policy with a multi-thousand dollar deductible.  I imagine in most other developed countries health coverage is much more expensive and the deductibles are probably higher.

GeezerGeek LetThemEatRand Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:08 Permalink

America needs a way to punish politicians who lie or make major policy errors. In this case, Barry and his cronies should pay for people's medical insurance and expenses once the $2500 limit - Barry's suggested price of healthcare insurance - is surpassed. That's the problem with our system: no accountability for those truly responsible. For instance, you don't see Janet Napolitano suffering because of her mismanagement out in California, do you? And then there is the sickening case of Jon Corzine...

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Utopia Planitia LetThemEatRand Fri, 11/10/2017 - 23:12 Permalink

My monthly insurance premium (self-employed, no group policy) is more than my mortgage payment! Was not the case at all until OblamoKare kicked in. There went all my extras - gym membership, cable TV, yearly boat rental for a nice vacation, etc. etc. Now the insurance premium sucks the very life out of me, JUST AS IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO! If people don't understand by now that Govt involvement in healthcare is a purposeful disaster then I have no hope they will ever comprehend.Oh, and now I'm paying for maternity care, doulas, childbirth nurses, breast augmentation, mammograms, gender reassignment, etc. etc. etc. which I am not equipped to ever use.  How about somebody pay for some of my WANTS for once?  (yes, a baby is a WANT not a NEED)

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