Gender Equality And Gender Inequality

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A democratic society is one which has a government ruled by the people, whereas a capitalist society is an economic system based on private ownership and free market. This essay will argue that gender equality is only possible in democratic and capitalist societies, because people in freer economies tend to be more concerned with equality as they have more time and energy. This will be demonstrated by explaining how women’s lives have become better in economically free and rich countries and how women in non-democratic and non-capitalist societies face much more inequality.

A key argument supporting the above statement is that people in freer economies are more concerned with gender equality as they have more time and energy. This has resulted in women’s lives improving quite a lot compared to those living in other societies such as those following socialism. This does not necessarily mean that gender equality is related to the wealth of a society. A study conducted by the United Nations showed that among the poorest 25% countries, those that were more economically freer, achieved more gender equality than those that were not (Davies & Harrigan, 2015). Algeria is one such example, it was ranked 151 out of 159 in terms of economic freedom in 2014, it also has over 14 million people living under the poverty line, making it a country that is both poor and not economically free. Compared to countries that have more economic freedom, such as Finland and Switzerland, women in

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