7 Ways Gender Norms Have Changed in the Last Decade

Evolving Gender Stereotypes: Progress in the last decade challenges traditional roles, moving away from stereotypes about women's roles as stay-at-home wives or sole breadwinners.

Chronic Bias Against Women in Leadership: Female leaders still face scrutiny, but efforts have been made to eliminate perceptions of them as weak or incompetent.

Changes in Global Fertility and Contraceptive Use: Increased global contraceptive use, particularly in Asia and Latin America, reflects changing attitudes and breaks taboos.

The Rise of Gender Fluidity and Identity: Growing acceptance of diverse gender expressions and identities has led to reduced discrimination against transgender and genderfluid individuals.

Women’s Expanding Role in Politics: Significant progress in the past decade as women's representation in Congress has increased, though proportional representation remains a goal.

Diverse Perspectives on Transgender and Gender Identity Issues: Increased discussion and debate on transgender issues reveal a stark division in opinions, with varying degrees of acceptance.

Gender Inequalities in the Workplace Post-Pandemic: Despite persisting gender inequalities in 2024, positive shifts include the narrowing gender pay gap and increased awareness of paternity leave.