This #IWD2021 we’re pondering what it would feel like to live in a world where everyone were EQUAL

And we asked some of our trusty social media followers what they imagined it might look like. Here are some of the answers  


Women will eventually achieve pay parity, but it will take 202 years, according to the World Economic Forum


95% of straight men always orgasm during sex, compared with 65% of straight women. For casual hook ups, the gap is 80% of men to only 40% of women.


One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.


Women account for two thirds of the 750 million adults without basic literacy skills. The Australian economy would gain $8 billion if women transitioned from tertiary education into the workforce at the same rate as men.


Currently, the average superannuation payout for women in Australia is a third of the payout for men - $37,000 compared with $110, 000


Only 7 of the 150 elected heads of state in the world are women, and only 11 of the 192 heads of government. The stats are similar at a local level.


Globally, men are 26% more likely to be employed, with some regions facing a 50% gap. Women tend to work in low-quality jobs in more vulnerable conditions with little improvement forecast.


Women's hygiene products cost on average 13% more than male products. And women make just $0.79 for every $1.00 a man makes.


30.2% of boards and governing bodies have no female directors. By contrast, only 0.4% had no male directors.


In over 90 percent of cases, women experience stronger side effects from prescription drugs than men and have adverse drug reactions at nearly twice the rate of men because clinical trials have traditionally been performed on men's bodies. Women's bodies menstruate and are therefore put in the too hard basket.


Women need more toilets than men. Women urinate more frequently, menstruate and often have shopping, kids and prams yet there are generally the same amount of women’s toilets as there are men’s, leaving long queues and fed up, angry, late females.


The gender gap list is long and depressing. Let's face it, it wasn't long ago that women weren't allowed to vote, have a bank account, say 'no' to their husband, have a job once they had babies and were considered property to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

We have come a long way in a short time but the gap is still there, often in insidious ways that we don't even realise. Cities for example, are designed primarily by men for men, making public life that much more difficult and dangerous for women.

Let's imagine a more equal world this IWD 2021



When female bodied people are more equally represented in our culture, we can look forward to a more connected, cohesive society with less rates of anti-social behaviour and violence plus better health and well-being. Gender equality is a human right.

PLEASE NOTE: For trans-women, queer, non-white, poor and under-privileged women, outcomes for wages, education, opportunity, health, career, sexual assault, domestic violence....the list goes on, the gaps are significantly wider.