Monday, December 2, 2013

Infographic: Women in the US and the World

This infographic caught my eye because it contains some really scary numbers. The percentage of men who prefer male children to female children is saddening, but considering the amount of female infanticide in the world, not shocking. Even though those statistics are from US men, where killing girl infants because of their sex is not common, it's still not terribly surprising; sexism is pervasive in America, and preference for boys over girls is almost expected. Globally, there aren't nearly enough women in political leadership roles, but it's positive to think that some countries, like Sweden, are getting there. So there is some good news in this infographic, happily.


  1. Is it so surprising that men would prefer a child of their gender? What's actually more surprising is that women don't.

  2. hi..Im college student, thanks for sharing :)