Friday, July 04, 2014

Gender gap in Japan

Recently, a female legislator was heckled with sexist remarks by a fellow legislator.

The 2013 Global Gender Gap index ranks Japan 105th globally (out of 136 countries). The ranking starts on page 16. Here are some selected rankings of interest:
1. Iceland
2. Finland
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Philippines(!)
14. Germany
15. Cuba
16. Lesotho
17. South Africa
18. UK
20. Canada
22. Burundi
23. USA
24. Australia
32. Kazakhstan
34. Argentina
45. France
60. Laos
68. Mexico
69. China
91. Chile(!)
127. Saudi Arabia
130. Iran
136. Yemen


mtc said...

I had the same initial reaction about the Philippines until I remembered Corizon Aquino was the first female president in Asia.

In any event, that they're right up there with the Scandinavians is nothing short of remarkable.

Ripituc said...

I've heard the Japanese society is very discriminatory against women. But I don't think they care about what the world thinks about that, sadly.