Sex in the European Union

It is not new what I am going to say: in the European Union as a whole, as in the individual states themselves, there is a significant inequality between the sexes, as you can read at However, it is also true that these data generally go unnoticed, or they hardly generate a debate in society beyond the very day on which the data are published. It is obviously a complete grief and aberration in the 21st century.

If I were now to ask what your government is doing to end gender inequality, the most likely answer would be the same as if it were asking what the EU is doing to make up for this equality deficit. That is to say, nobody or hardly anyone knows, which is not surprising in the case of the EU, since it is normal for people not to know viejasfollando (and not because there is no information) what the EU does for the citizen.

Differences in sex and gender

What do the data on the European Union say? Well, among many things…

  • European women earn 16.2% less than men, or that they would have to work 59 days more than men to earn the same pay.

  • The unemployment rate in Europe for women is about 12% higher.

  • There are fewer disabled women working than men.

  • Women spend around 40 hours on household chores, about 13 hours more than men.

  • 59% of university graduates are women, while male university professors account for 82%.

  • Only 32% of scientists or engineers are women.

  • The poverty rate or the possibility of falling into poverty is higher for women than for men, and that it increases even more in proportion to age.

  • Only 14% of European ambassadors are women.

  • Only 9 out of 10 deans are female.

  • Of every 100 large companies, only 3 have a president.

  • Only 2% of EU ministers are women.

  • Only 26% of the main characters in the news are women.

How does the EU help in this matter?

As you can see, there does not seem to be much left to do, but it seems that everything remains to be done. These are data known to all, or at least they ring a bell, we have listened to them and that’s it. As usual, we believe that problems are solved on their own or will be solved.

As we are all accustomed to hearing how bad the European Union is, especially now that we are in crisis, we forget to remember how positive it is and how much the EU has achieved in these 60 years of European integration.

Obviously gender inequality cannot be regarded as an achievement in Europe, but what cannot be said is that the EU has not acted in this field or, at the very least, has not attempted it? unlike many national governments, whose projects to guarantee gender equality have gone through the elimination of the Quota Acts or the reduction or elimination of budget allocations for equality.