"Almost 90% of people are biased against women, according to a new index
that highlights the “shocking” extent of the global backlash towards
Despite progress in closing the equality gap, 91% of men and 86% of
women hold at least one bias against women in relation to politics,
economics, education, violence or reproductive rights.
The first gender social norm index analysed data from 75 countries that,
collectively, are home to more than 80% of the global population. It
found that almost half of people feel men are superior political leaders
and more than 40% believe men make better business executives. Almost a
third of men and women think it’s acceptable for a man to beat his wife.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP), which published its findings on
Thursday, is calling on governments to introduce legislation and
policies that address engrained prejudice."
Via Muse, who wrote:
"We are never going to break through the female/male inequity until we
address a whole culture of inequity. It’s not about letting a few people
from every vulnerable group eat at the table of privilege…that does not
equate to equality. This belief that some should be higher, and others
should be lower, means we treat one another abominably AND we treat the
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Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics