Gender Inequality by: Valeria carballo

It is 2016. And the world has yet to learn what gender equality is. People around the world are disrespected because of their gender. As a society we need to stop seeing each others as opposites but as equals. We need to start letting people wear whatever they want. We need to close the wage gap. And we need to let girls all around the world have a chance to go to school.

Nineteen percent of the 7,800 students surveyed in middle and high schools across the country said they were prevented from wearing clothing deemed "inappropriate" based on their gender, according to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's 2013 National School Climate Survey.

In 2015, female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent.

Countries such as Pakistan and India believe that educating women is a waste of time. They believe that women are better off left at home.

But little do they know that by educating a girl you can help the economy. Just a 1% increase in women who have completed high school can boost the per captia income by 0.3%. By educating women you can help families earn more money. A girls future income gets a 10% to 20% boost for each additional year of high school she attends. Not only will educating a girl help her economically but it will help it physically. When women are educated they are more likely able to fight HIV and AIDS because they will know the facts.

Child Marriage would decrease by 64% if all girls in sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia received a high school education

Given these points gender inequality is still a major issue in not only the United States but in the world. It is not fair that men and women are disrespected because of their gender. If men and women are seen as equals around the world, we could live in a peaceful society. No one would have to worry about being treated differently because of their gender. No one would have to worry about being paid less because of their gender. No one would have to worry about not having the opportunity to go to school. In order for this to happen we need to stop having close minded mindset and start opening our eyes. As a community we could work together to bring an end to gender inequality. The smallest things can do so much. Just by bringing awareness can do so much. Working together as a community in order to end gender inequality.

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