Is Gender Inequality Still a Thing?


Daphné Gagné

Many people think that in 2022 gender inequality is not a thing anymore. It’s not true. All around the globe, people are discriminated and nobody is doing anything to help them. 

Gender inequality is when one sex or gender is not treated equally and is more privileged than the other. It affects different cultures and also non-binary people. Study shows that genders have different experiences in many domains, like education, life expectancy, family life, careers, etc. Men usually have better salaries and are most likely to take riskier jobs than women. In the United States, the average women’s annual salary equals 78% of the men’s. In some countries, girls can be forced to marry, kept from school and have no rights at all. Gender inequality is something very serious that needs to be talked about a lot more. 

There are a few types of gender inequality. Here are some examples:  

Gender inequality in girls’ education:

Even before the virus turned into a whole pandemic, boys were more likely to go to school and have a good education. When there’s conflict, poverty and other forms of social issues, it increases the risks of gender inequality in education. Girls who live in countries with conflict are 2.5 times more likely to not go to school. 

Child marriage:

It’s a form of gender-based violence and a result of gender inequality and gender discrimination. Due to the pandemic, experts think that 25 years of progress will be reversed. Save the children’s thoughts revealed that more than 2.5 million girls will be at risk of marriage by 2025 because of COVID-19. 

Gender-based violence:

It occurs everywhere around the world. Boys and girls have both experienced gender inequality but girls are particularly at risk. They estimated that 1 out of 3 women in the world have experienced sexual or physical violence, from most of their partners.