What does it mean to be masculine? What makes somebody feminine? Is it possible to not identify as being either? These are some of the questions uncovered by The Gender Report 2016. Comparing international data, the report explores the ways in which young people are enabled and disabled by gender stereotypes in modern society. The report has a particular emphasis on skills and careers, personality traits and the bullying experienced by those who do not conform to gender roles and norms. We sampled over 2,400 young people aged 13-25 in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Philippines.
35% of teenage girls believe that their gender will have a negative effect on their career prospects versus 4% of boys.
44% of respondents (43% male, 45% female, trans 79%) have been treated unfairly for not conforming to gender stereotypes.
67% of respondents (66% male, 65% female and 83% trans) believe that they do not conform to the stereotypes attached to their gender.
42% of all respondents felt men were better at political and legal jobs than women while only 4% of respondents felt that women were better than men. 54% of respondents believed men and women were equally as good.
59% of respondents felt men were better at a career in sport than women while only 1% of respondents felt that women were better than men. 40% of respondents believed men and women were equally as good.
40% of respondents felt men were better than women at managing a business compared while only 4% of respondents felt that women were better than men. 56% believed men and women were equally as good.