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What is Gender Equality and Inequality?

Gender Equality is a belief that both men and women should receive equal treatment. People should not be discriminated against because of their gender.

Gender Inequality acknowledges that men and women are not equal and that gender affects an individual's living experience.

While gender inequality is for both rights of women and men, this is mostly discriminated towards women than men, but why? Lets look at some facts why Gender Inequality is happening more towards women in the U.S.

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Female entrepreneurs receive less funding and investments.

Getting funding for a startup is hard enough, but sexism and gender inequality often complicate starting one's own business even further. According to findings from All Raise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of female entrepreneurs only:

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venture capitalists are women

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Don't have a single female partner Of the existing VC firms

& only

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have equal gender representation

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Women make up nearly

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percent of the U.S. population

But
Only

25%

of the House is
comprised of women

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Women earn less money than men

Although the pay gap is narrowing, women in the U.S. working full and part-time make

82%

percent of what their male counterparts earn.

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In other words, women would need to work an extra

40 days
a year

to make as much as men

Women are the minority in the executive suite

At Fortune 500 companies, women currently account for just:

25.4%
board members

6.6%
Of CEO’s according to Fortune.

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Studies also found that women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies have significantly shorter tenures than male CEOs.

And they're the minority in the tech sector, too

Currently only
25%

of American computing jobs are held by women

It can be attributed, in part, to the simultaneously declining number of female college students planning on entering the tech sector; of the

women enrolled in universities across the country

Just20%
studying engineering

&

Only18%
computer science minors

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that females ages
18>24
25>34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence (IPV).

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of these women (who may have experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner) reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.

Vote now to support more Gender Equality in America. Voting also helps women who are going through these experiences right now and your vote counts!

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