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10 ways women still aren't equal around the world

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 18 Aug 2018


It's hard to believe, but women simply aren't on an equal playing field with men yetand it's even less equal for women of color, trans women, and women of other marginalized groups.And it's not just the wage gapthere are lots of ways that people who identify as women are not treated equally to people who identify as men.Here are ways women still aren't equal all over the world.The wage gap still exists everywhere.According to Pew Research Center, women now make 82% of what men make in the United States, and theyd have to work 47 extra days to catch up. Globally, the World Economic Forum reported in 2017 that the gap is 68%. Women are far less likely to hold positions of power in the US and globally.Obviously, America has yet to elect a president who isn't a man, but in our government as a whole, women are underrepresented. Only 20% of women hold seats in United States Congress, which is a massive disparity, and according to the Washington Post, there are three men for every woman who holds a political office in the US.And it's not just America; most nations have never had a female leader, according to The Pew Research Center.A little something called the "pink tax."Products geared toward women that cost more than similar products toward men are called "the pink tax," and this method of pricing is still rampant, especially in the US. As USA Today pointed out, girls and womens clothing and personal care items all cost more than mens, and so do toys aimed at girls. In fact, in a study by The New York City Office of Consumer Affairs found that items aimed at women and girls cost 7% more on average.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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