The Continuation of Gender Inequality

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Gender inequality means differences in the status, power and prestige women and men have in groups, collectivities and societies. Gender inequality is caused when women have less power than men. While culturally and historically-bound, gender commonly is a function of power relations and the social organizations of inequality. Another point about gender is that class and ethnicity, gender inequality is not one homogeneous phenomenon, but a collection of disparate and interlinked problems. Inequality men and women can take many different forms Though there is essential equality between women and men, there is still foremost inequity in the rights of women. Throughout much of the world families and societies treat girls and boys unequally, with girls disproportionately facing privation, lack of opportunity, and lower levels of investment in their health, education, and work. Gender discrimination continues in adolescence and is often a constant feature of adulthood. “While women represent 50% of the world’s adult population, and one-third of the official labor force, they perform nearly two-thirds of all working hours, receive only one-tenth of the world income and own less than 1% of the world’s property. Female feticide is selective abortion, based on gender, and made a large occurrence in the 20th century; this is mostly due to the ability to determine sex through the use of ultrasound. In many cultures, such as India, girls are abandoned as a result of the dowry system;
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