Future Of Gender Inequality

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Equality is ‘the state of being equal’ (Collins, pg.182). A topic of recognition in philosophical sociology and mass communication sources is gender equality. Members of a democratic society consider equality to be a moral which is followed by everyone. Moving towards equality is an objective in todays world. There is no doubt that inequality is still present in the 21st century and it remains a concern. It generates a continuous pattern of obstacles that effects the rights of women in the future and creates a new inequality. This essay will talk about gender equality in the UK from 4 different aspects; Culture, Media, Education and then Employment.
Cultural stereotypes increase discrimination against women which can enforce social roles and increase gender inequality. An overall image was created to show traditional roles on basis of sex. Social stereotypes has been practiced against women and is a fact. In April 2012, a British feminist Laura Bates established a project to collect cultural abuse from all over the world. The Everyday Sexism Project received 25,000 entries from 15 countries by April 2013 (Laura, The Guardian). Also, Lad culture which is a British subculture raised in the early 90’s was reintroduced and that will have a great impact on the future of gender equality. In 2003 the ability of women to participate politics was decreased due to lad culture affects.(Gates, Charlie). in April 2014 the UN special rapporteur on violence against women recorded that

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