Coronavirus magnifies silence around sexism and gender inequality

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May 5, 2020

Coronavirus magnifies silence around sexism and gender inequality

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By Tim Libretti,

One can find in the media many important analyses and accounts of the way the coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the myriad inequities plaguing U.S. society.

The most opulent among us can shelter in place and not have to worry about their next paycheck, about being evicted, about having enough food. They don’t have to choose between staying safe and risking their lives by going to work.

And we have heard much about the disproportionate percentage of African Americans succumbing to the coronavirus, revealing in stark relief, once again, the severity of racial inequality in the U.S.

But while sexism and gender inequality are alive and well in the U.S. and globally, the inequities women experience are being talked about in ways that, while quite important, are significantly different.

Click here to read the full article published by Peoples World on 17 April 2020.

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