Gender Inequality • Gender inequality is justified by sexism. • Sexism is defined as the belief that one sex is superior to another and should dominate the other sex. (Sullivan, 2016)
Gender inequality in Social Context Gender inequality is an ongoing social issue for men and women throughout the world. In the next few slides lets look at some examples of gender inequality in social context.
Gender inequality in Social Context • Education - Only 39 percent of countries offer equal proportions of the sexes enrolled in secondary education. Less than 40 percent of countries offer girls and boys equal access to education. If universal education was offered it could lift millions of people out of poverty but greatly affect women and girls who are likely to never step foot inside a school. (Sherwood-Bigelow, 2018)
Gender inequality in Social Context • Human Trafficking - Human trafficking is already a social issue itself but in regard to gender it is mostly adult women and girls that are victims of this horrendous crime. 71 percent of all human trafficking are women and girls with the purpose of sexual exploitation (Sherwood-Bigelow, 2018). Girls alone are represent three out of four children trafficked (Sherwood- Bigelow, 2018) and in most cases men are gaining the rewards through the exploitation of women (Sullivan, 2016).
Gender inequality in Social Context • Economic Independence - More and more women are in the labor force and the numbers are
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