Gender Gap

Prediction

  1. What do you think gender gap means? Pro tip: it's not a clothing store!

  2. Use gender gap in a sentence (that makes sense and explains the term. For example, "Gender gap is a word." is not a good sentence).

  3. Think of an example of gender gap in current events:

  4. Find an image of gender gap:

Fun Fact

Definition

Gender gap: the differences between women and men, especially as reflected in social, political, intellectual, cultural, or economic attainments or attitudes. The regular patterns by which women are more likely to hold more liberal views and support Democratic candidates. Gender Gap: Party Identification and Presidential Performance Ratings.

Sentence

The gender gap helps explain why females overwhelmingly voted for Democratic Senate candidates nationwide. 

Example

The unexpected voters behind the widest gender gap in recorded election history

Image

Question

  1. How big was the gender gap in the 2016 presidential election?

  2. Why is there a gender gap in the US?

  3. And why is the gender gap widening?

  4. What is one effect of the gender gap?

  5. Can you think of a current politician who could erase or at least limit the gender gap?