"Men's voices are critical because of, not in spite of, their gender. When men speak up against gender disparities or gender discrimination, they not only become visible as allies who can be counted on to support industry or company initiatives to advance parity, they also foster awareness and acceptance about gender inequity as a shared problem not a special interest."
According to a report released Tuesday by Gender on the Ballot, a nonpartisan project to examine gender dynamics in politics, 68 percent of women who supported Biden last November said Harris being on the ticket was a factor in their voting decision. For those women polled who supported former President Donald Trump, 39 percent said Harris being on the ballot was a factor in their voting decision.
A Republican state representative in Idaho argued against federal funding for early childhood education and child care, saying: "I don't think anybody does a better job than mothers in the home, and any bill that makes it easier or more convenient for mothers to come out of the home and let others raise their child, I don't think that's a good direction for us to be going."
In the 1920s, more than 8 million women, or 1 in 5, were earning salaries, typically as clerks, waitresses, teachers, and telephone operators, laboring amid attitudes that women should not work outside the home if their husbands were employed and that working women were taking jobs away from men who needed them more. Plenty of high-paying, powerful jobs were kept out of women's reach, and women often were expected to quit their paying jobs if they got married.