The Women 's Experience At Saint Cloud State University Essay

769 Words Sep 19th, 2016 4 Pages
I attended the Women on Wednesday event on September 14, 2016 at Saint Cloud State University. “Beyond Those People: MN Women Experiencing Poverty” was a wonderful event about the poverty that many women in Minnesota face. Debra Fitzpatrick was an informative and knowledgeable presenter, and she certainly was educated on the hardships that face many women in poverty.
This presentation related closely to economic justice; it was evident that Debra was advocating on behave of all women that who are in poverty. It is evident that women in our society are oppressed against, especially regarding economics. Debra did a wonderful job providing us with numerous statistics about the economic oppression that many women face. For instance, many women in Minnesota work two to three part-time jobs to make ends meat (Fitzpatrick, 2016). This was something that I was not aware of, and I was truly disappointed about this staggering fact. I also was unaware that nearly 25% of mothers go back to work a week after labor (Fitzpatrick, 2016). This was eye-opening to me because a women’s body needs time to recover after childbirth, and a week after labor is certainly not enough time. In addition, mothers also need time to bond with their newborns. Although I thought her presentation related closely to economic justice for women, it also relates to social justice.
I honestly did not have even biases upon attending this presentation. I am well aware of the poverty that faces many women, since I…

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