You Are Not Equal. I’m Sorry.
Dina Leygerman

Not a fan unreferenced data that actually misrepresents the situation. “The United States ranks at 45 for women’s equality. Behind Rwanda, Cuba, Philippines, Jamaica.”

The latest Global Gender Gap report I can find is by the World Economic Forum in 2015 where the US is #28 (yeah, still not great). The US does well in two of the four metrics — Educational Attainment (0.999 score, rank 40) and Health and Survival (0.975 score, rank 64). Most developed countries do well with this, so our rank stinks even though it’s effectively equal. Economic participation is 0.826 (rank 6). Still have work to do here. The disaster is Political Empowerment — score 0.162 for rank of 72.

This got me looking into the definition of this metric: % Women in House of Representatives, % Women in ministerial positions, and % woman head of state in last 50 years.

Well, that explains it.

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