- Women are under represented in all forms of government the world over. We make up a little more than 50% of the population however only 18 countries have a woman as their current Head of State. There are 193 countries in the UN. In the US where women attend and graduate from college at higher numbers they hold only 17% of seats in Congress, 6 out of 50 states have women as governors, and women make up 24% of state legislators. Things are even more dismal for women of color, which touches on Kyriarchy.
- Men interrupt women more then they interrupt other men. This has been proven multiple times, along with the fact that men interrupt more in general (more than 90% of interruptions come from men), and that when women interrupt they are likely to do so by asking questions or making supportive statements as opposed to not letting the other speaking finish their point.
- The Global Gender Gap is a report issued every year by the World Economic Forum, examines the gender gap based on economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment. It measures how each country does in regards to equality and ranks them accordingly. Iceland is ranked 1, which means it has the smallest gender gap, not that women are fully equal there.
- The existence of femmephobia and the treatment of more "masculine" traits and appearance as androgynous.
The term Kyriarchy is used by intersectional feminists and other social justice activists. And I am trying to get better about using it instead of Patriarchy since that is a limited word that applies to one type of oppression and privilege and thus ignores the experiences of many (most) women who suffer under more than one master.