All posts tagged: Gender Equality

Wonder Woman?

Today’s is Women’s Day. A day to reflect on the differences still existing between men and women all around the world. Sometime I hear that such a day should be “useless”, as real equality has been achieved. An assertion that is really far from reality, and not only because of less developed countries, but also because it is exactly in the Western world that this “equality” has not been achieved. It’ easy to see in the infographic put together by the European Parliament. Average salary of women is still 1/3 lower than that of men, and the percentage of female CEOs ( 2,4%) is a key demonstration of the still existing difference among gender. In a period of crisis like the present one, an argument that often is put forward is that “equality” is expensive. According to this theory men are simply more productive at this point, and that is why even if advancements have been made in the 90’s, today in many countries there’s a step back. But this is severely wrong. Because evidence demonstrates that …