Gender Inequality Around the World

Article: 10 Extreme Examples of Gender Inequality: http://listverse.com/2008/11/20/10-extreme-examples-of-gender-inequality/

Issue Overview: 

It is known that in many third world countries women face discrimination in multiple ways, but some wouldn’t expect that gender inequality is still alive and well in north america. Some women face discrimination in their work and how much money they make compared to their male coworkers. Others face it because of cultural and religious values and beliefs. Women have faced gender inequality since way back when we were sen as property and not real people, despite that society has come a long way, this issue is still very relevant in our society. Goal 5 of the sustainable development goals is to achieve gender equality. Hopefully with this new goal set, women and men will be  able to reach equality.

Key Stakeholders:

One key stakeholder is women who are discriminated against everyday. In most cases it is women living in third world countries that are facing discrimination everyday. Women are often the victims of violence and abuse (not too say that men aren’t because men can just as easily be victims) and are seen as owned by their husbands in places like Saudi Arabia. Another key stakeholder is young girls who are growing up believing that they aren’t worth as much as boys because they don’t have the same rights.

Contributing Factors:

One cultural factor causing this issue is that in many cultures women are not seen equal to men. In arabic culture women are not allowed to do much of anything without there husbands consent to the point where in Saudi Arabia husbands can forbid their wives from travelling. One social factor contributing to gender inequality is the way society views men vs women. Men are in a way expected to make more money and pay for dinner and be more powerful. Women are expected to stay home with the kids and be the maternal one. For some women who want to be powerful and work hard to make good money, these expectations are unfair.

Implications:

One social impact of this issue is girls and women not being able to live to their full potential. If they don’t believe they are just as good as men they may not have the confidence to strive for great things in their life. Women also have less access to education which means that they will have fewer opportunities. An economic impact of this issue is that women will continue to be paid less than men.

Bias:

One bias in the article is that it mainly focuses on the extremes of gender inequality. It focuses more on the way women are treated in 3rd world countries and less on the inequality in North American culture

 

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