This section looks at issues where an imbalance has developed in UK society which would benefit from parliamentary action.
|Sexual harassment||Most unwanted sexual attention, harassment etc affects women.|
|Domestic violence||2 out of 3 incidents of domestic violence are against women.|
|Employment opportunities||Boards of large companies and parliament are still dominated by men.|
|Achievement in school||Girls out-perform boys at GCSE. in 2018 62% of boys and 71% of girls achieved 5 A*-C grades. 1 Evidence|
|Access to higher education||Over 55% of undergraduates are female.|
|Employment opportunities||Entry to nearly every profession is now dominated by women. Exceptions: TEM – technology, engineering and maths.|
|Subsidy for access to gender-imbalanced employment||Large grants available to women in STEM etc. None available to men in primary school teaching, nursing etc.|
|Portrayal in advertising||The person portrayed as the ‘idiot’ is almost always a man. The sensible person (who bought the product) is usually a woman.|
|Homelessness||85% of rough sleepers are male.|
|Parental access to children after separation||90% of parents not living with their children are male.|
|Valuing of deaths in the media||The concern expressed in the media for female deaths is many times greater than if the victim is male.|
|Suicide||3 out of every 4 suicides is male. 2 Source Office of National Statistics |
|Alcohol-related deaths||2 out of 3 are male 3 ONS evidence|
|Military maiming and deaths||97% of military casualties are male|
|Industrial accidents||95% of industrial accidents are to men.4 See this chart from Health and Safety Executive (HSE): RIDAGEGEN|
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We are not aiming to give a comprehensive, detailed account of the imbalances here, simply some headlines which illustrate the imbalance.