You can’t clean a dirty house unless you accept that it’s dirty and understand it’s dirty.. because why would you clean and even if you did, what or where would you clean? A cleaning can only happen in this order:
- Accept it
- Understand it
- Clean it
It goes for every dirty problem while some of the more sensitive issues are accompanied by a complacency, a status-quo. Gender bias is one such thing, it’s difficult to talk about and sometimes quantify or prove, it’s the underbelly of corporate offices and households. Folks are often left questioning themselves about the truth because gaslighting can be so intense that no statistics are enough.
This tumblr comment, on the other hand, does an amazing job at describing some of the elusive effects of gender inequality.