And yet, women still overwhelming doing the vast majority of care and homekeeping work, no matter whether they work outside the home or not. In fact, the more they make in relationship to their husbands, the more of that sort of work they do.

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/05/breadwinning-wives-gender-inequality/589237/

Women are still widely subject to sexual harassment and assault. Google #MeToo for stats on that or just pay attention to the news.

The US has a rape culture. So does the UK.

https://medium.com/inside-of-elle-beau/he-admonished-her-for-saying-we-have-a-rape-culture-2fc3438c80c

Women are still mansplained to and treated as if they don't know what they are talking about in startling numbers.

"But here’s what makes “mansplaining” different: When a man “mansplains” something to a woman, he interrupts or speaks over her to explain something that she already knows — indeed, something in which she may already be an expert — on the assumption that he must know more than she does. In many cases, the explanation has to do specifically with things that are unique to women — their bodies, their experiences, their lives. When men interrupt or presume to correct a woman who is speaking of her own experience or expertise, they are implying that she is ignorant, that she is incapable of having authoritative knowledge. They are saying, essentially, 'Shh. I know best.'"

https://medium.com/inside-of-elle-beau/the-definition-of-mansplaining-d2ca8a8e235

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