Gender Equality And Gender Inequality

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The lead in the hunger games is a woman, Marvel made Thor a female. Is this a sign that our society is approaching gender equality? We have reached a point in society where women are finally starting to be considered as an equal to a man. Gender equality is supposed be a human right, but the world faces a never-ending access to decision-making power for women. Gender equality means that men and women have equal power and equal opportunities for financial independence, education, and personal development. Each year, the World Economic Forum conducts a study that benchmarks the gender gap in around 135 countries using gender related data. The World Economic Forum recently ranked the United States as 19th in the world on its gender gap index.…show more content…
“In reading the OPM memorandum, we see good approaches that OPM is recommending to agencies in developing analysis, but we were a little disappointed that these are only ‘recommendations’ and not ‘requirements.’ We also would request that this analysis be made available to the public in a true transparency effort, agencies will not improve their respective gaps, if no one is aware of which agencies actually have the biggest gaps.”(Janet Kopenhaver, FEW’s Washington representative.) The connection between women and caring for children remains embedded in our culture. Since the rise of the “separate spheres” ideology during the nineteenth century, American society has largely presumed that women are susceptible to care for children, while men are not. Despite women’s success in the marketplace in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the presumption of female domesticity remains a lasting cultural fixture. It is unsurprising, then, that today both employed and jobless women perform a far greater share of childcare than men. American fathers spend far fewer hours performing childcare than mothers and take much less parental leave than

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