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Eight Facts That Prove Gender Equality Persists Today | Carole Argo

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Some are quick to write off the fight for gender equality as "just women complaining" or "unnecessary." Others point out that other people seemingly have it worse than women elsewhere in the world. But these facts compiled by Carole Argo show you why gender equality is much, much more than that.

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Eight Facts That Prove Gender Equality Persists Today | Carole Argo

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  2. 2. G e n d e r i n e q u a l i t y r e f e r s t o u n e q u a l t r e a t m e n t o r p e r c e p t i o n s o f i n d i v i d u a l s b a s e d o n t h e i r g e n d e r . I t a r i s e s f r o m d i f f e r e n c e s i n s o c i a l l y c o n s t r u c t e d g e n d e r r o l e s a s w e l l a s b i o l o g i c a l l y t h r o u g h c h r o m o s o m e s , b r a i n s t r u c t u r e , a n d h o r m o n a l d i f f e r e n c e s . G E N D E R I N E Q U A L I T Y D E F I N E D S O U R C E : E N C O C L O . C O . U K
  3. 3. U n f o r t u n a t e l y , t h e q u e s t i o n o f " w h y " g e n d e r e q u a l i t y c o n t i n u e s t o b e f o u g h t f o r i s a s k e d m o r e o f t e n t h a n " w h y n o t ? " M a n y w o m e n a r e a b l e t o r e c o g n i z e h o w i n e q u a l i t y a f f e c t s t h e i r l i v e s b o t h d i r e c t l y a n d i n d i r e c t l y , b u t a r e o f t e n t a l k e d d o w n t o o r i g n o r e d w h e n t h e y b r i n g i t u p . L e s s t h a n 3 0 p e r c e n t o f w o m e n f e e l c o m f o r t a b l e a s k i n g f o r / b r i n g i n g u p i n e q u a l i t y a t w o r k * .   W H Y ? * S O U R C E :   F O R B E S
  4. 4. F a r t o o o f t e n , t h e p l i g h t o f w o m e n f i g h t i n g f o r e q u a l i t y i s q u e s t i o n e d , d e m e a n e d o r d e t e r m i n e d t o b e u n n e c e s s a r y b y t h o s e w h o c h o o s e n o t t o l i s t e n t o t h e f a c t s .   H e r e a r e a f e w h a r d t o i g n o r e f a c t s t h a t p r o v e t h a t g e n d e r i n e q u a l i t y i s m o r e t h a n j u s t w o m e n c o m p l a i n i n g .   T H E F I G H T
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  7. 7. L A T I N A W O M E N M A K E E V E N L E S S , A V E R A G I N G O U T T O A B O U T $ 0 . 5 6 F O R E V E R Y D O L L A R A W H I T E M A L E M A K E S . I N C O M E I N E Q U A L I T Y
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  9. 9. J U S T 5 P E R C E N T O F T H E B U S I N E S S E S O N T H E S & P 5 0 0 H A V E F E M A L E C E O S . W O R K P L A C E I N E Q U A L I T Y
  10. 10. D E S P I T E M A K I N G U P A B O U T 5 0 % O F T H E W O R L D ' S P O P U L A T I O N , O N L Y 2 2 . 8 % O F P A R L I A M E N T A R I A N S A R E F E M A L E . W O R K P L A C E I N E Q U A L I T Y
  11. 11. O V E R 6 0 % O F T H E C H R O N I C A L L Y H U N G R Y / M A L N O U R I S H E D P E O P L E I N T H E W O R L D A R E F E M A L E S . S A F E T Y
  12. 12. O N E I N T H R E E – T H A T ' S 3 3 % – O F W O M E N R E P O R T H A V I N G E X P E R I E N C E D S E X U A L O R P H Y S I C A L V I O L E N C E I N T H E I R L I F E T I M E . S A F E T Y
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