Women Live in Poverty At A Higher Rate Than Men in The United Kingdom

Despite all the efforts of those actively campaigning in our society, women in the UK continue to live in poverty in comparison to men. It has always been that way and it will remain so in 2023 as well.

You only have to look at many organisations to realise that men are the leaders of these companies. Most of the chief executives of large companies in the UK are male. The country is led by men and men seem to be in charge of everything.

Although some might argue that things are changing and that more women are being appointed as CEOs and being given more senior positions. I beg to differ. Why do more women live in poverty if that is the case?

For a number of interrelated reasons, women face a much-increased risk of poverty, including the following: Women are paid less than men, even when they have the same qualifications and work the same hours. It is estimated that women who work full-time earn only 77 percent of what men earn, which represents a 22 percent wage gap on average.

The effects of austerity and rising poverty levels have disproportionately affected women over the past decade. They are more likely to be low-income workers, single parents, or retire with a lower pension. Poverty, however, is not the only factor influencing life expectancy; inequality is harmful in and of itself. From healthcare to employment opportunities to housing, every aspect of a woman’s life is impacted by the inequality she faces.

Usually, a woman who raises these issues concerning women is accused of being a feminist. My personal opinion is that this tactic is an attempt to silence women who are trying to draw attention to such stark inequalities. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that women in England’s poorest areas die younger than women in most other countries, with the exception of Mexico.

Several studies have been published that highlight these inequalities on the internet. There are also several articles in the mainstream media that address this topic. Therefore, why does nothing appear to be being done to address this issue?

I would like to know what the UK government is doing to promote equality. We have only seen lip service from the UK government so far. Can you please inform me of what work has been done to remove women from this cycle of poverty that never ends? Unless significant changes are made to address how women are suffering in every aspect of their lives, they will continue to die at a young age and live a poor quality of life.

It is imperative that men take responsibility for combating gender disparities. In order to assist women with addressing their poverty, it will be necessary for men to speak out about such issues. Companies and organisations also have a responsibility. Rather than recruiting women in poorly paid roles, they should recruit more women in leadership positions.

Society as a whole has a role to play in combating this inequality. This includes the health care system, the police, and all other services that are available to women. Previously, I discussed the situation where women are victimised and blamed for being harassed, abused, and raped. All of these factors contribute to the never-ending cycle of poverty and discrimination against women.

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