Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gender Equality Benefits Everyone

According to an article published in the Telegragh (UK), gender equality helps men and well as women. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, both men and women tend to perform better in Olympic competition if they come from countries with better educational equality.

Greater income inequality was linked to countries having fewer medals.

Another examples or how hierarchies hurt everyone, including those on top who think that their privilege means hierarchies should not be challenged.

The people who wrote the article said that the argument that striving for equality for women means that men will lose out is not substantiated in Olympic sports. “Rather, gender inequality is likely to hurt both women and men by encouraging stereotypes that limit their ability to reach their full potential as individuals,” they said.