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America Is Ranked 23rd in This Major Gender Gap Global Index. The Solution Is Ridiculously Simple.

smartgirlsattheparty:

Since 2006 the World Economic Forum has annually released the Global Gender Gap Index to provide a perspective on economic, political, educational and health-related gender disparities around the world. Since the United States is, after all, the land of the free, one would think that we’d rank highly. Yet the U.S. was ranked 23rd out of 136 countries in 2013, far behind five-year front-runner Iceland.

In fact, the U.S. scores were fairly lousy on several indices, including being ranked 40th for labor force participation, 67th for wage equality and having one of the highest rates of maternal mortality for a developed nation. Political empowerment scored no better, with America earning a big fat zero in the “years with female head of state” category. To put it plainly, if our nation was a basketball team, we’d be the Duke of this year’s March Madness.

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What do you smart girls think about this?

(via lianabrooks)

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What do Launch Pad 14 and Burnham Cemetery have in common? Both are cultural resources located on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. LP 14 is where we first launched man around the moon, the cemetery dates to the 19th century, and behind the cemetery is a prehistoric burial mound thousands of years old.

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iowaarchaeology:

The Mobile Museum is on the road! We’re headed to the Iowa Academy of Science conference in Fort Dodge. We’ll be open to the public today from 3-6:30 and tomorrow from 8-1:30. Find us at Iowa Central Community College.

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This handy little handbook Florida’s Historic Cemeteries: A Preservation Handbook is available for free download at http://www.flheritage.com/archaeology/cemeteries/documents/flhistcm.pdf

This handy little handbook Florida’s Historic Cemeteries: A Preservation Handbook is available for free download at http://www.flheritage.com/archaeology/cemeteries/documents/flhistcm.pdf

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Let’s save some cemeteries people! At least save the date:)

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My other car is a DUGOUT CANOE

Instant archaeo-classic:)

From FPAN West Central Archaeology Works packet

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Skull pattern quilt at Thomas Center in Gainesville.

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Aucilla Polychrome 1650-1700. Spanish majolica inspired manicure ‪ (references cited: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/histarch/gallery_types/type_index_display.asp?type_name=AUCILLA+POLYCHROME)

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Artifacts from the “Best” generation. WWII mess kits on display at the Orange County Regional History Center.