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U.S. ranked 51st on gender equality

Iceland is the world's most gender-equal country, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum that considers "economic opportunity; political empowerment; educational attainment; and health and survival."

  • The rest of the top 10: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Nicaragua, Rwanda, New Zealand, Philippines, Ireland, Namibia.
  • France, Germany, the U.K. and Canada are just outside the top 10. The U.S. (51), China (103), India (108), Japan (110) and Saudi Arabia (141) lag far behind.
  • Things improved since last year, but the global change was so minuscule that at this pace, "it will take 108 years to close the gender gap across politics, work, health and education, and 202 years to close the workplace gender gap."