This would depend on quite a few things. Among many things, some important points are:
- Where (geographically) were you born?
- Into which culture (religion, etc) were you born?
- What is your ethnic background?
- What is your family’s current socioeconomic status?
- What was their childhood socioeconomic status?
- And, this cannot be assumed – in what time were you born?
In our current time, in a first world nation, girls born to families in the highest socioeconomic circles with ethnicities that are in the majority for that nation tend to have negligible measurable disadvantages compared to boys of the same status.
By “changing” any of the above indicators, you increase the probability that there will be a gap between the treatment of males and females in the same social group. For example, if you change the time from current to 1916, you will exponentially increase the amount of disadvantage within the same socioeconomic group.
For this reason, one can argue that a girl in a developing nation is automatically disadvantaged when compared to her first world counterpart (indeed, this is the misguided basis of more than one well-intentioned nonprofit.)
So, my answer is that yes – there are some women who are disadvantaged. The question is not complete unless you specify whom you are comparing them against though, what you are measuring, and in what way.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Am-I-at-a-disadvantage-in-the-world-if-I-am-female
Originally Posted On: 2016-01-06