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"One result of the gender imbalance in discussions is that democratic institutions may not  reflect the will of the people,  on issues of particular concern to women, such as care for children, older people & the disabled, scholars & female officials say. Women’s voices are often missing/discounted in public affairs, even when they have seats at the table. They speak less, make fewer motions & are more often subject to negative interruptions.Similar patterns prevail online. In settings as varied as school boards, Vermont town meetings, community meetings in rural Indian villages and online news sites worldwide, researchers have quantified how women’s voices are underrepresented.Women take up just a quarter to a third of discussion time where policy is discussed & decisions made, except when they are in the majority. But researchers also found practices that could make a big difference."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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