I have been studing Development Studies (a mix of Geography, Politics and Economics.) Today I was learning about how much gender equality impacts other important things like universal primary education, eradicating hunger, lowering the infant mortality rate, and improving maternal health.
So hey thought I’d write a little on of what I’ve gleaned from my text book!
Gender equality is not feminists holding up signs and demanding a pay rise.
Gender equality is making sure that girls younger than 18 are not forced into marriages with old men and made to have loads of kids until their bodies are too weak to do any jobs, some women then get beaten by their husbands because they can’t run the house hold.
Gender equality is ensuring that girls are allowed to go to school and are given the chances boys are.
Gender equality is stopping men stopping their wives from going to clinics and getting the healthcare they need.
Gender equality means removing the glass ceiling from women in the workplace in developing countries.
Gender equality means girls having an EQUAL share in decision making because girls brains do work different from boys and they will come up with different solutions to problems.
Gender equality is EQUAL rights, for men and women.