Worldwide, around 120 million girls, a number which represents slightly more than one in ten, have experienced forced intercourse or another forced sexual act in their lifetime. The ubiquity of sexual assault and violence against women is deep and systemic, making it one of the most prominent examples of gender inequality. Gender inequality is the idea and situation that women and men are not equal, usually favoring men. Women inch behind men in many fields, including education, labor market opportunities, political representation, and in pay. It is evident that the majority of the women are oppressed as in turn the men being the oppressor. In the United States and around the world, women continue to be underrepresented in high-level, highly paid positions and overrepresented in low-paying jobs. Women of color and transgender individuals experience particularly high levels of poverty, unemployment, and other economic hardships. Gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace contribute significantly to these tenacious economic divides. In other countries such as Iraq and Afganistan, women are held in a lower position to men. Those countries consider women property rather than human beings, dismantling their natural rights. Why does gender inequality occur in the world today? My guess is the stereotypes that have been put in place since the early ages and are continually displayed in the media today. The “exemplary” females are the ones that usually are housewives, staying home, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the children. While the males typically are the providers, supporting the family by going to work.