Know Our Place

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Yay!

“…while Iceland has topped the list for the sixth consecutive year, it’s important to note that amid many successes, disparities remain — something to keep in mind for all of the countries. The index measures gaps in access to resources and opportunities, not actual levels of the available resources and opportunities in those countries. In fact, the WEF [World Economic Forum] found that, at the current trajectory, it would take 81 years to completely close the gender gap.”

Oh.

10 countries where gender equality is closer to reality (Mashable)

18 thoughts on “Know Our Place

  1. DD

    Surprised to see Rwanda up there. Also, most of the ladies in the Philippines are actually men so that figures.

    1. Steph

      Rwanda has gender quotas for election candidates and their parliament has one of the best balances in gender representation in the world. It’s a major part of what has them so high up there.

    2. Don Pidgeoni

      The genocide there had something to do with it – pretty drastic action just to get a bit of gender equality

    3. NICE Anne

      oh good, a nice little example of everyday sexism and the arsehat types that propigate it. Knuckles drag on the floor much?

        1. Steph

          That’s funny, I think you look better with blood dripping slowly from your eyes. Strange auld world.

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