The year is 2020, and the world continues its deeply ingrained bias towards women.
Sure, we have come a long way in the last 120 years, but we still have not fixed inner bias. If we have been taught anything this year with the pandemic: humans hate change. Same goes with educating the ignorant masses about women's HERstory. No one wants to hear it. People want to stay in their cocoon of hateful bliss until the big guy (or girl) calls them Home.
Sadly, this just makes the problem more profound.
The United Nations conducted research to see how bad the problem has become. The UNDP Gender Social Norms Index looked at data from 75 countries (or 80% of the global population), and found some clues to the invisible barriers that have kept women down:
When it comes to global politics:
Take a long, hard look ladies and gentlemen. How do you really feel about women? Do you think women should live up to their stereotype and be housewives? Do you feel that a female superior is worse than a male superior? Who do you trust your life with? A male president or a female president?
What is your bias toward women? I know you have some. As soon as you can admit it to yourself, you can become a part of the solution. We can continue our work to close the gap between men and women. We need feminism now more than ever.
You might be reading this, thinking: "Yeah right. Fake news." Denying the statistics, and denying everything that is happening in the world is YOUR bias toward women.
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