Women's Health and Birth Control

Amanda Knudsen's picture
Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Emancipation of Minors Act, MCL 722.1; Age of Majority Act, MCL 722.52; Affordable Care Act

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

Are gendered toys negatively influencing childhood development?

Peri Mendelsohn (TC)'s picture

Gender bias is among the primary forms of discrimination, which is often reinforced in an early childhood setting through toy manufacturing. As a result of this early gender stereotyping, children often perceive abilities and hobbies to be gender-specific when they aren't in actuality.

Trump Revokes Protections for Women in the Workplace

Lucelle King's picture

In 2014, Barack Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order that “required companies with federal contracts to heed 14 different labor and civil rights laws, including ones aimed at protecting parental leave, weeding out discrimination against women and minorities, and ensuring equal pay for women and fair processes surrounding workplace and sexual harassment allegations.” A few days ago, Donald Trump signed an executive order pulling back these protections, leaving workers, especially female workers, vulnerable to mistreatment from employers.

The Pink Tax

Clare McLaughlin's picture

Studies have found that throughout the United States, products geared toward women and girls cost 7% more than similar goods intended for males. While this difference may seem small, the financial impact of gender-based pricing disparities is significant, and has been estimated to add up to a difference of $1,351 annually for the same products and services as men. This means that over a lifetime, women are paying many thousands of dollars more than men for services and goods, because of their gender.

Should there be a gender-neutral pronoun?

Peri Mendelsohn (TC)'s picture

Correctly using someone's personal pronoun is one of the most basic ways to demonstrate your respect for their gender identity. When someone is referred to as the wrong pronoun, this can be extremely offensive and hurtful. Personal gender pronouns (PGP's) are pronouns that one may use to describe themself and encompass pronouns like "he," "she," "his," and "hers." For transgender individuals, this is a very sensitive topic, and using a pronoun that does not match a transgender individuals' PGP can be viewed as oppressive.

How to Keep Women in STEM and Finance

Wenyu Xiong's picture

After going through finance recruiting, I realized there are so few females in senior leadership in financial services industries. Statistics shows that Less than 10% of all U.S. fund managers are women; women exclusively run about 2% of the industry’s assets and open-end funds. By contrast, men exclusively run about 74% of the industry’s assets and 78% of funds, with mixed-gender teams accounting for the balance.That’s true across the universe of investing firms, as well as the broad array of companies that make up the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Preinatal Needs of Pregnant, Incarcerated Women

Wenyu Xiong's picture

Pregnant prisoners have health-care needs that are minimally met by prison systems. Many of these mothers have high-risk pregnancies due to the economic and social problems that led them to be incarcerated: poverty, lack of education, inadequate health care, and substance abuse. Lamaze educators and doulas have the opportunity to replicate model programs that provide these women and their children with support, information, and empowering affirmation that improve parenting outcomes and decrease recidivism.

 

Topic Coordinator Office Hours Next Week

Peri Mendelsohn (TC)'s picture
Mar 27 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

Hello! I will be holding office hours again next Monday (3/27) from 11:30am-1pm in the WG. I am happy to help answer any general questions about MSC and/or proposal inquiries. 

Also, to the groups I have given feedback to (primarily Jeet and Kunj/ Clare and Katherine), if you have any questions or would like to discuss your proposals in more detail, please come by! 

If this time doesn't work for you but you are interested in meeting, please reach me by email at perilm@umich.edu or by phone at (914) 419-4427. See you soon!

Are gendered toys negatively influencing childhood development?

Peri Mendelsohn (TC)'s picture

Gender bias is among the primary forms of discrimination, which is often reinforced in an early childhood setting through toy manufacturing. As a result of this early gender stereotyping, children often perceive abilities and hobbies to be gender-specific when they aren't in actuality.

Trump Revokes Protections for Women in the Workplace

Lucelle King's picture

In 2014, Barack Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order that “required companies with federal contracts to heed 14 different labor and civil rights laws, including ones aimed at protecting parental leave, weeding out discrimination against women and minorities, and ensuring equal pay for women and fair processes surrounding workplace and sexual harassment allegations.” A few days ago, Donald Trump signed an executive order pulling back these protections, leaving workers, especially female workers, vulnerable to mistreatment from employers.

The Pink Tax

Clare McLaughlin's picture

Studies have found that throughout the United States, products geared toward women and girls cost 7% more than similar goods intended for males. While this difference may seem small, the financial impact of gender-based pricing disparities is significant, and has been estimated to add up to a difference of $1,351 annually for the same products and services as men. This means that over a lifetime, women are paying many thousands of dollars more than men for services and goods, because of their gender.

Should there be a gender-neutral pronoun?

Peri Mendelsohn (TC)'s picture

Correctly using someone's personal pronoun is one of the most basic ways to demonstrate your respect for their gender identity. When someone is referred to as the wrong pronoun, this can be extremely offensive and hurtful. Personal gender pronouns (PGP's) are pronouns that one may use to describe themself and encompass pronouns like "he," "she," "his," and "hers." For transgender individuals, this is a very sensitive topic, and using a pronoun that does not match a transgender individuals' PGP can be viewed as oppressive.

How to Keep Women in STEM and Finance

Wenyu Xiong's picture

After going through finance recruiting, I realized there are so few females in senior leadership in financial services industries. Statistics shows that Less than 10% of all U.S. fund managers are women; women exclusively run about 2% of the industry’s assets and open-end funds. By contrast, men exclusively run about 74% of the industry’s assets and 78% of funds, with mixed-gender teams accounting for the balance.That’s true across the universe of investing firms, as well as the broad array of companies that make up the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

Preinatal Needs of Pregnant, Incarcerated Women

Wenyu Xiong's picture

Pregnant prisoners have health-care needs that are minimally met by prison systems. Many of these mothers have high-risk pregnancies due to the economic and social problems that led them to be incarcerated: poverty, lack of education, inadequate health care, and substance abuse. Lamaze educators and doulas have the opportunity to replicate model programs that provide these women and their children with support, information, and empowering affirmation that improve parenting outcomes and decrease recidivism.

 

Dating Violence/Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Peri Mendelsohn (TC)'s picture

In 2015, The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation published a national poll stating that one in five women who attended a residential college over a four year timespan reported that they were sexually assaulted. These findings have been reinforced by surveys at numerous prominent research universities. Researchers also found that there were at least 99 schools (of 1300 schools studied with at least 1000 students) that had at least 10 reports of rape in 2014.

The Gag Rule

Jen Flaum's picture

Beginning in 1836, a series of "gag rules" were passed by the House of Representatives in order to prohibit the discussion or raising of particular subjects. In other words, imposing a gag rule tables petitions, which prevents them from even being considered. When first introduced, gag rules were passed regarding slavery, as it would forbid the House from considering anti-slavery petitions. Now, gag rules are enforced based on topics such as global health assistance.

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Women's Health and Birth Control

Amanda Knudsen's picture
Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Emancipation of Minors Act, MCL 722.1; Age of Majority Act, MCL 722.52; Affordable Care Act

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

Dismemberment Abortion in MIchigan

Kaylie Lassila's picture
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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

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