Male-Centric Metrics Fail to Measure Women’s Progress: Analyzing Women Through Economic, Political, Corporate, and Educational Metrics

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2020-08

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Owen, Elizabeth

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My thesis is a questioning thesis that examines four metrics used to analyze women's progress in the world today: economic affluence, political influence, corporate influence, and education. I am looking at what these metrics tell us, how adequate these metrics are, and if these metrics provide any substantial information about women’s progress at all. I am analyzing the current political, economic, and social structures in place and whether women can truly progress if these structures are not changing, as well. I am looking at whether researchers can learn anything about women’s progress when they are looking at women through a male lens, using male-centric metrics that have been used to measure male progress.

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