Why poverty is sexist

April 12, 2016

Lenny’s Jessica Grose interviews Melinda Gates and asks her why poverty is sexist?

“Poverty disproportionately affects women around the world. Just with HIV/AIDS, 74 percent of new infections are in women. In fact, they’re young girls, between the ages of 15 and 24. Or if you ask, who has the chance to move into the city and get a good job out in the developing world? It’s a man. Who’s left to care for the kids back at home? The woman is,” said Melinda.

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