By Chiara Dardani, Zara Elmi, Marta Morandi,
Sina Ranjbar, Natalia Rosso
Is gender inequality
just about work?
"Gender inequality is the idea and situation that women and men are not equal. Gender inequality refers to unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals wholly or partly due to their gender. It arises from differences in gender roles." -
" Gender equality, also known as sexual equality, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender." - Wikipedia
Talking about inequalities and unemployment, gender equality - or its absence - affects all aspects of life and it is still today a current and hot debated topic.
Our research shows that inequality in the workplace is the most discussed topic connected to gender inequality. But, while it is clear that women's economic engagement is central to their personal financial independence and quality of life, is really gender equality and inequality just about work and labor market? We decided to widen our research further to include other kinds of gender inequality that are being reported and discussed online to reflect the wider picture of gender inequality and how it is deliberated online. In this website we want to zoom out from the work field and discover how the people perception of this topic is influenced by both the online sources of information and how people actively talk about this topic on social media.
Our starting points are both the positive and negative terms (gender equality and gender inequality) to see if language and terminology would affect the results.