The Problem of Gender Inequality in Periodicals Today


  • Myroslava Chornodon Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University
  • Nataliia Shevchenko Black Sea National University of Petro Mohyla
  • Galyna Fesenko O. M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv
  • Oksana Klymenko V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
  • Nataliya Dragan-Ivanets Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University
  • Nataliia Zozulia National Transport University



Gender, gender psychology, sexism, feminism, language inequality


The article addresses the problem of gender inequality in Ukrainian periodicals today. A detailed analysis of Ukrainian and foreign studies on the issue in question shows that women mostly deal with gender psychology. Besides, the article clarifies such concepts as “gender”, “gender psychology”, “gender equality”, “sexism”, and “feminism” and “gender inequality”. In 2021, a Swedish-Ukrainian project was signed that marks the campaign for overcoming inequality of rights between men and women. There is also the project initiated by the European Union (GENPATH). Furthermore, emphasis is placed on linguistic sexism and gender inequality in the Ukrainian government, politics, jurisprudence, healthcare. Considerable attention is paid to the most common violations of rights of women psychologists (motherhood, a lack of mentoring, uneven distribution of rights). Another issue is gender inequality in the family and its possible consequences. Quite noteworthy are findings on gender roles in European countries, sexism, and, most importantly, the significance of gender equality. One can see that the main reasons behind gender inequality for women are the dominance of men and, interestingly, the Covid-19 pandemic outburst. The article proves that the media cover men more often than women. Finally, it indicates that men find it hard to struggle with “the male crisis”.


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How to Cite

Chornodon, M., Shevchenko, N., Fesenko, G., Klymenko, O., Dragan-Ivanets, N., & Zozulia, N. (2022). The Problem of Gender Inequality in Periodicals Today. Postmodern Openings, 13(3), 122-133.



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