The world has achieved broad agreement in the target of overcoming discrimination against certain groups. Meanwhile, most states across the globe have established equal rights of genders, and hardly anybody questions this development.

Despite this positive legal development, discriminatory treatment can still be observed on a large scale, and there is substantial disagreement about the necessary steps to improve this situation.


Discrimination against women had been accepted by most societies for thousands of years, until deep into the age of industrialisation. Thank goodness, this has started to change. First people began to realise that women being different doesn’t mean their value is lower. Then it became apparent that, on average, the different strengths of women and men complement each other well in the workplace.

But how do societies react?

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