Gender inequality

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Inequality between the sexes
Inequality between men and women
Inherent sex differences
Misguided social construction of gender
Sexual inequality
Gender gap

Gender inequality acknowledges that men and women are not equal and that gender affects an individual's lived experience. These differences arise from distinctions in biology, psychology, and cultural norms. Some of these distinctions are empirically grounded while others appear to be socially constructed. Studies show the different lived experience of genders across many domains including education, life expectancy, personality, interests, family life, careers, and political affiliations. Gender inequality is experienced differently across different cultures.


Study of differences between the sexes should be terminated because such study inherently perpetuates sexual inequality.

Counter Claim:

There is an increasingly sophisticated body of knowledge on inherent sex differences, whether these are rooted in biology (hormonal role in aggression and nurturing behaviour; differences in brain structure) universal social necessity, or both. If, in the light of such studies, men and women are inherently different, then traditional society, in its broad lines, is natural. The claim that women are oppressed then evaporates and feminism stands revealed as an absurdity.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Date of last update
17.04.2019 – 12:53 CEST