Gender inequality is a worldwide phenomenon. Women are less likely than men to hold paid and regular jobs in many countries, fewer women than men own businesses and employ others, they must also perform double duty – also called the ‘second shift’ – working to bring in capital for the family, but also responsible for most of the child-rearing and chores in the home – work that is both unpaid and not reflected in national production statistics. The gender gap, by definition, is a disproportionate difference or disparity between the sexes. It is based on the differences between women and men, especially as reflected in social, political, intellectual, cultural, or economic attainments or attitudes.
Think Inside The Box is a physical, interactive installation about gender inequality. By providing to the users the most relevant data from our resesearch in an easy way to understand, we want to raise awareness about this issue and let them think about it. The aim of this project is to engage in a participatory way visitors, hoping that it could be a chance to change.
During the experience users were asked to give us their feedback about what gender inequality is related to in their opinion. We suggest them to check in our website the real data about it to see if their perception is similar to data.
Check the users' perception.
Our research is focused on gender inequality. In the first phase we analyzed the gender gap in the professional world
in the EU, focusing on some factors: education, working hours, household duties, how the salary varies in different jobs
and in particular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
In the second one the research shows that inequality in the workplace is the most discussed topic related to gender inequality. We decided to see if there are other kinds of gender disparities that are discussed online to reflect the wider picture of the topic. In that website we wanted to discover how the people perception is influenced by both the online sources of information (Google and Wikipedia) and how they actively talk about it on social media (Twitter).