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Attitudes, what attitudes? How people disagree about women and work

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Social Sciences - Social Statistics Department

Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, Univ. of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

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Attitudes, what attitudes? How people disagree about women and work

Location: Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, Univ. of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Time: 3 pm to 6 pm, but you can leave around 5 pm as we are flexible.

This workshop welcomes staff and users from inner-city women's organisations to examine attitudes about women and work.

During our workshop we help you to compare your opinions with national scores on three measures. These are attitude measures. They are simply created.

That allows us to discuss regional differences, cultural norms and women's attitudes.

We are looking at women's decision making power.

And whether it’s ever right to hit a woman.

Thirdly, whether it injures children if a mother works fulltime.

It's amazing how much attitudes do differ from group to group.

HOW THE WORKSHOP RUNS: We start with sharing a drink and some social networking, then move into small groups to discuss our own findings.

We'll have a discussion about difference, diversity in people's attitudes to women and work. In particular some cultures are disapproving of mothers going ‘out to work’; some women face criticism for 'working'. Wendy Olsen and helpers will show off our Posters and give participants some websites that give a global context.

World attitudes are found at World Values Survey website.

Each society must tolerate disagreements and thus we have to have discussions around these difficult topics. In sociology the idea of social disagreement is just as scientific as measurement is. We contest that only ‘measures and number’ are scientific in this workshop.

The narratives and voices of participants are valued throughout by the use of flipcharts, self-made charts, and self-evaluation.

We create a safe atmosphere and a little break from busy lives. The social science is summarised in a take-home information sheet . The activities can be repeated by participants in their community.

Use Eventbrite to register if you can. You will be asked if you have special needs, as we are providing transport to the venue and simple foods. All welcome- men and women will be present. Further information Contact: Professor Wendy Olsen Email: wendy.olsen@manchester.ac.uk

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