What is Gender Inequality? Gender inequality refers to the unequal treatment to individuals based on their gender as well as economic, political and social discrepancies among them. Most of time, same opportunities and treatments are not given to individuals because of gender’s differences in wealth/income, legal rights and social behaviors and this is what make the inequality. When men and women enjoy the same rights and opportunities in society, gender equality will exist.
An important figure in sociology known by her contributions in the classical feminism is Charlotte Perkins Gilman. She marked gender inequality with her works, which are still relevant today. Gilman utilized her scripts as a way to transmit to the public her thoughts about gender inequality in society that she considered wrong, especially gender inequality on women. Unlike Marx, Gilman was more concerned with how women, rather than the working class were treated in comparison to men. A man and a woman can accomplish the same job but still the pay salary and benefits differ, this is why I included this image, which explain really well the income’s discrepancy that exist between a woman and men.