A Summary of the
If we could shrink the Earth's population to a village
of precisely 100 people. With all existing human ratios remaining the same, it
would look like this:
- There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans,
14 from the Western Hemisphere (North and South) and 8 Africans.
- 51 would
be female; 49 would be male.
- 70 would be non-white; 30 white.
would be non-Christian; 30 Christian.
- 50% of the entire world's wealth
would be in the hands of only 6 people and all 6 would be citizens of the United
- 80 would live in substandard housing.
- 70 would be unable
- 50 would suffer from malnutrition.
- 1 would be near
death, 1 would be near birth.
- Only 1 would have a college education.
one would own a computer.
The above numbers are simplified
from an original article that is much longer, written by Donella H. Meadows in 1990, former
professor at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. You can read more about her and
see the original article at: David
October 19, 2007
U.N. has figured out that $16 trillion worth of women's work -- in the home, in
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Feminist Women's Health Center