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8 mars, Journée internationale des femmes. This thing about male victims. A couple of weeks ago, The Independent ran an article on male victims of domestic violence.

This thing about male victims

There were some factual inaccuracies in the report along with the use of the statistic that one in three victims of domestic abuse in Britain is male. I challenged these on twitter. I received the response below from a professional referenced in the article But I’m not going to move on. I’d prefer to talk about this statistic because it is unhelpful at best, it is derailing and dangerous at worst. The claim of gender parity in domestic violence, or at least of much less difference than is conventionally believed, is nothing new, in fact it’s been popping up – and out of the mouths of Men’s Rights Activists – since at least the 1970ies. Sex-differences and ‘domestic violence murders’ What would a government do if it wanted to hide the reality of men’s violence against women?

Sex-differences and ‘domestic violence murders’

Firstly, it might have a ‘gender neutral’ definition of domestic violence. Maybe like the UK government which uses the following definition: “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, financial [and] emotional.” Not only treating ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ as the same thing, this definition erases sex differences. Secondly, it might present data in a way that hides the extent of differences between women killed by men and men killed by women. There Are Fewer Women CEOs Than Ones Named John - BuzzFeed News. Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John. Photo Fewer large companies are run by women than by men named John, a sure indicator that the glass ceiling remains firmly in place in corporate America.

Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John

Among chief executives of S. &P. 1500 firms, for each woman, there are four men named John, Robert, William or James. We’re calling this ratio the Glass Ceiling Index, and an index value above one means that Jims, Bobs, Jacks and Bills — combined — outnumber the total number of women, including every women’s name, from Abby to Zara. Thus we score chief executive officers of large firms as having an index score of 4.0. Please can we stop making men called John CEO? Thanks. Off the back of this, the New York Times has created its own ‘Glass Ceiling Index’.

Please can we stop making men called John CEO? Thanks

It compares how many women hold positions at the top of a company, compared to the number of men with these names. So the index score for large companies overall, is four. Men named John hold more CEO titles than all women CEOs combined. According to a recent report by The New York Times, more leadership roles at S&P 1500 are filled by men named John than all women, with a ratio of roughly four male CEOs named John to every woman as a chief executive.

Men named John hold more CEO titles than all women CEOs combined

(Credit: iStock) John is the second-most popular man’s name in the United States, with more than 5.2 million people with that name, according to And in the corporate world, John is a pretty popular name, too, with with more men named John holding a CEO titles than women — of any name — in the United States. According to a recent report by The New York Times, more leadership roles at S&P... John is the second-most popular man’s name in the United States, with more than 5.2 million people with that name, according to 9 Facts That Prove Women Are Not Equal To Men. By Caitlin Abber 21h ago Today is International Women’s Day, which is a day of discussion, reflection, and most importantly, action around women’s issues and causes.

9 Facts That Prove Women Are Not Equal To Men

One of the biggest campaigns of the day is Not-There, which is focused on talking about how women around the world really haven’t broken through the glass ceiling after all. Don’t believe the hype? Here are some facts about the state of equality around the world: Les inégalités de salaires hommes-femmes : état des lieux. 60%20-%20Genre%20et%20revenu_FR_tcm337-179491. Publications - Institut pour l'Egalité des Femmes et des Hommes. What Do Women (Seeking Men) Want? By Lisa Wade, PhD, 22 hours ago at 09:00 am Flashback Friday.

What Do Women (Seeking Men) Want?

Dating site OKCupid did an analysis of 500,000 inquiry messages to determine what keywords correlate most strongly with getting a reply. It has some great lessons about dating and some counter-stereotypical news about what heterosexual women want from men. This first graph shows that mentioning someone’s level of attractiveness decreased the likelihood of getting a response (for both men and women), though men were more likely to mention looks.

But general compliments about one’s profile increased the likelihood of getting a response (the middle line is the average number of responses, the green bars signify an increase in the number of responses, and the red bars a decrease): So, in contrast to stereotypes, many women cannot be flattered into a date (though the figure above includes men and women, I’m assuming most people being called “pretty” are female). And to answer the question, “What do women want?” Stat emplois. BiNlz5ECQAALlYz.jpg (JPEG Image, 424 × 600 pixels) Internet Pornography Statistics - TopTenREVIEWS. No, we did not just learn 1 in 3 college men would rape if they could get away with it. Certain feminists were almost gleeful Monday when they discovered a “study” that seemed to confirm their worldview that a large chunk of the male population just want to rape.

No, we did not just learn 1 in 3 college men would rape if they could get away with it

The biggest problem with that study is that the researchers surveyed just 86 men (who received extra credit for their participation) at a single university in North Dakota. And the answers of just 73 men were used for analysis because the researchers discounted missing data and one man whose answers confused them (he said he would rape but not use force to obtain intercourse).

This study of a tiny sample (the University of North Dakota, where the study was conducted, has a student population of over 15,000), found that one-third of analyzed participants (23 guys) had “intentions to force a woman to sexual intercourse.” Lots of Men Don’t Think Rape Is Rape. Pollsters have long known that the phrasing of a question can significantly affect how respondents answer it — think about the language battle over "pro-life" and "anti-choice.

Lots of Men Don’t Think Rape Is Rape

" So maybe it shouldn't be surprising to hear that this applies to sexual assault: Both men and women will offer different responses to questions about rape depending on whether you use the word rape itself or describe the act in question. But it's still weird how big some of the resulting gaps are. This isn't actually a new finding.

In a recent study on male college students' attitudes toward rape led by Sarah Edwards of the University of North Dakota and published in Violence and Gender, the authors cite research first conducted in the 1980s: Specifically, when survey items describe behaviors (i.e. Nearly One-Third Of College Men In Study Say They Would Commit Rape. Close to 1-in-3 collegiate males admitted in a recent study they would force a woman to sexual intercourse, but many would not consider that rape, Newsweek reports.

Nearly One-Third Of College Men In Study Say They Would Commit Rape

L'enquête nationale sur les violences envers les femmes en France (Enveff) INED, Population et Sociétés n° 364, janvier 2001. Victimes - Trousse média sur la violence conjugale => non-équivalence H/F 2. Accueil - Trousse média sur les agressions sexuelles. Accueil - Trousse média sur la violence conjugale. Ampleur - Trousse média sur la violence conjugale => non équivalence hommes femmes. Violence against women : the hidden health burden. QuotaProject: La base de données mondiale des quotas de femmes.

Les filles choisissent les mêmes études qu'il y a 50 ans. Les sociologues de la VUB Ignace Glorieux et Ilse ­Laurijssen ont comparé les inscriptions aux universités dans les années académiques 1958-1959 et 1988-1989 à celles de 2005-2006 et 2011-2012 avant d'y ajouter les données des baccalauréats professionnels. Comme beaucoup de filières ont évolué et changé de nom, les scientifiques ont subdivisé les études en directions internes et externes. Les études internes ont trait à l'humain et à la culture alors que les externes sont liées à l'environnement physique. Entre les deux, il y a les études qui se penchent sur l'organisme humain, ou l'on trouve notamment la médecine. L'étude révèle que le choix des filles n'a pas changé : en 1958, 78,2 pour cent des étudiants optaient pour une direction interne ou une filière issue du groupe intermédiaire, un pourcentage qui n'a pas changé depuis 2005. En 2011, ce chiffre s'élevait à 75,5 pour cent.

L'accueil des victimes de viol est au coeur d'une enquête statistique : besoin de votre aide ! Repères statistiques. Zoom sur. Femmes et hommes en Belgique. Statistiques et indicateurs de genre. Edition 2011 - Publications - Institut pour l'Egalité des Femmes et des Hommes. Il s’agit de la deuxième édition d’un outil sur les statistiques et les indicateurs de genre de l’Institut pour l’égalité des femmes et des hommes. "Mesurer, c’est savoir". Point de départ de la première édition de la publication Femmes et hommes en Belgique, ce fil conducteur est resté le même dans cette seconde édition. Cette publication réunit de nombreux indicateurs et statistiques de genre. Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) The 2014 edition of the SIGI shows that countries have made great strides in reducing discrimination through ambitious target setting and promising initiatives in transforming discriminatory social norms.

However, gaps and challenges remain across some key areas affecting women’s socio-economic and political rights and freedom from violence. Download 2014 Synthesis Report, which includes a summary of the key results, including thematic and regional analyses. This edition covers the 108 countries included in the classification below. Information about discriminatory social institutions for over 100 countries and economies. The SIGI is based on qualitative and quantitative data on discriminatory social institutions for 160 countries. A detailed profile for each country compiles information on laws, social norms and practices related to the SIGI sub-indices. The coding of scores for SIGI variables is based on a consistent coding framework that is applied to all countries.

To learn more about the variables and data sources, refer to the data section. Note: This website and any map included herein are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area. We would like to thank all the experts that took part in drafting and reviewing the country profiles. Select a country or economy from the list below, or filter by region: The Countries Where It's Best And Worst To Be A Woman. There's an obvious moral case for promoting gender equality around the world, but there's also an economic one.

Countries that give opportunities to girls and women tend to do better economically, while those that don't do less well. Almost all the least well-off countries in the world rank poorly for gender equality, because, as a new report puts it, "discrimination against women and girls carries a high development cost. " The OECD Development Center's new Social Institutions and Gender Index looks at the "underlying structural barriers that deny women’s rights and their access to justice, resources and empowerment opportunities.

" It's based on data from 160 countries and covers "social norms, practices and laws"—like the age at which girls can legally marry, the level of "son bias" (where families deliberately push boys ahead girls), and access to financial services.