I have printed this on my own blog and I am putting it in as many places as possible. I do not understand why there isn't an uproar and complete outrage over two studies on poverty stricken women living in the slums of India. This is about US funding of two research studies, one public and one private. The whole thing is unethical. Someone has to speak on behalf of those who were put in harms way and those who DIED. Yes, unnecessarily DIED of cervical cancer due to exceptionally disgraceful study designs. Here goes......more
On Friday, March 11, I saw an interesting panel at the Women in the World Summit on how clever technology accelerates women's economic opportunities in third world and developing nations. It opened with some bleak facts: Women perform 66% of the world's labor, but earn 10% of its income and own 1% of the production. Part of the reason women labor so hard is that they must perform back-breaking, but menial tasks like fetching water from miles away, before they can get anything done. Technology developed with women in mind changes that.