Men generally dominate key institutions. They govern, manage, preach, and according to TikTok user Allie, they have built the physical world for themselves, too.

To illustrate her point, she started a TikTok video series. Standing in front of a green screen displaying her research, Allie provides a wide range of real-life examples of how women are discriminated against on a day-to-day basis.

From using power tools to getting medical prescriptions, here are some of her arguments.

More info: TikTok

TikTok user Allie has created a video series to show people that "the world is built for cis men"

@allie_202_

##greenscreen and the list goes on… part 4? 😜 ##women ##gender ##politics ##feminist ##feminism ##misogyny ##equality ##leftist ##liberal ##democrat

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#1

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Car crash dummies are built with a male standard, meaning that in car crashes, women are almost 50% more likely to be seriously injured than men.

This article goes in depth about this sad, but true, fact: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/23/truth-world-built-for-men-car-crashes

allie_202_ , Brady Holt Report

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a long known problem. There are standard (=male) dummies, children dummies and baby dummies but not women dummies. This causes many problems with women drivers and passengers in the case of a crash - especially if that crash is frontal https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/crash-test-bias-how-male-focused-testing-puts-female-drivers-at-risk/

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"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life A lot of medicines are tested exclusively on men, so women end up getting prescribed doses that are way too much for them.

There's a very recent study on the matter that proves how severe this is: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200812161318.htm

allie_202_ , Yu Morita Report

Marylen
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I spent 7 years trying to find a good antidepressant. A friend of mine (a woman), knowing that I was a sensitive person, recommended I try the lowest dose. I found the 'right medication' right after, it's 75% of the minimum dose of a medication I already tried, which is usually prescribed just to see if there are no side-effects before being doubled. I open the small capsule every morning to empty it a bit. My doctor believes it's in my head, that I should not feel it at such a small dose. It's not the first time this happens.

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#3

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Women are often misdiagnosed. They experience 50% higher rates of heart attack misdiagnosis, because they get less typical-symptoms, like subtle chest pressure or tightness in the chest, rather than the male presentation of full-blown chest pain.

Here's a recent study that proves this fact: https://www.jcreiterlaw.com/posts/women-more-likely-than-men-to-suffer-misdiagnosis-according-to-studies/

allie_202_ , RODNAE Productions Report

Penny Fan
Community Member
1 year ago

If a woman under 45 is ill its dismissed as "hormone trouble". If a woman over 45 is ill it's dismissed as "menopause" No need to examine further...

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#4

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Head rests in cars - they push women's head forwards funny, especially if they have their hair up. It's not comfortable or safe.

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Same for seats on trains. I've noticed how they are custom built for a man of about 1,75 m sitting upright. Don't dare being smaller or the back of your head will be pushed forward by the "neck rest" intended for the taller man!

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#5

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life It's considered totally normal for women to take birth control and deal with all of these side effects, but barely anyone ever talks about making birth control for men.

This study shows that male vs female contraceptives had almost identical side effects, yet male contraceptives were not fully developed due to these effects: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmjsrh/2019/12/04/adverse-effects-male/

allie_202_ , alycialeonard Report

Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

They invented a male pill. It was considered to have too many side effects. So they made one for women. Same amount of side effects, but now considered acceptable.

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#6

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life There's always absurdly long lines at women's restrooms because they're built unfairly with not enough stalls.

This article goes in depth why that's the case, listing economical and sexit reasons why this problem remains in our lives; https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/01/women-men-bathroom-lines-wait/580993/

allie_202_ , Peter Report

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

They often have the same footprint as the men's restrooms. One key difference is that, even if you have the same number of stalls, there will still be a longer line outside the women's toilets because women have to take longer. For a pee - a man has to open a zip, whip out his penis, relax a few muscles, shake, replace and wash his hands. Women need to first get half-undressed (literally, the bottom half must be undressed) to perform the same function. Women's lines would be shorter if we were given different equipment to use. And that's without entering into menstruation delays. Really, to be equal in timing, women need more stalls.

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#7

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life NASA had to cancel its first all-female spacewalk because they didn't have enough women-sized spacesuits.

allie_202_ , NASA Johnson Report

Brendan
Community Member
1 year ago

I heard about this a while ago, and I am still shocked by it.

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#8

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Women often cannot comfortably reach the safety bars on metro subways.

This is true for children and shorter men, but as more than 50% deal with this problem, they should have found a way to change it for sure? Well they didn't

allie_202_ , Wilfredorrh Report

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

Practically dislocate my arm every time

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#9

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Speech-recognition software is 70% more likely to accurately recognise male voices. When Siri was released in the US, she could find prostitutes and Viagra suppliers, but not abortion providers. If you told her you'd been [sexually assaulted], she'd reply "I don't know what you mean by that".

This article goes in depth about this issue: https://hbr.org/2019/05/voice-recognition-still-has-significant-race-and-gender-biases

allie_202_ , Omid Armin Report

Brendan
Community Member
1 year ago

This makes sense, actually. Alexa understands me almost every time I speak to her. However, my wife has to repeat herself to Alexa half of the time.

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#10

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Because of gender differences and metabolism office spaces are often way too cold for women.

This article proves the fact is true: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/science/chilly-at-work-a-decades-old-formula-may-be-to-blame.html

allie_202_ , Israel Andrade Report

Evil Swan
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

To be fair it is easier to wear an extra layer, than to undress. Considering male white color drescode -- men have to wear a jacket almost all the time, while for women it is ok to wear just a dress, or short sleave, or have a skirt/pants that doesnt cover her entiraly. As a woman i think we have it easier and have more options then it comes to temperature at workplace.

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#11

Women are under diagnosed with autism because the diagnostic criteria was written for men and they haven't bothered updating it.

This article goes into depth of this issue: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/14/thousands-of-autistic-girls-and-women-going-undiagnosed-due-to-gender-bias

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Jenn C
Community Member
1 year ago

Girls also get under-diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, because we have less visibly obvious symptoms. Boys often present with hyperactivity, but girls are more likely to have distractibility and focus problems.

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#12

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life CPR dummies are almost always male-bodied, so people who are trained CPR often don't know how to perform it properly on women. This was true until just recently a female CPR dummy was released. However, not many countries have those and traditionaly CPR is still being taught on male body manikins:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/new-female-manikin-vest-to-help-train-rescuers-on-proper-cpr-technique-for-women

allie_202_ , manseok_Kim Report

GirlFriday
Community Member
1 year ago

The original CPR dummy was named Annie ("Annie Are You Ok? Are you OK, Annie?") and the face was modeled after a woman, however the body did not have breasts because it was "unseemly" to present such a model in public. This is changing, but many of the CPR dummies today do not have breasts.

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#13

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Smartphones are often way too big for female hand sizes.

This article tries explaining why the most popular smartphone brands to not cater for different hand sizes: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/smartphone-size-design-for-woman-hand/

allie_202_ , Ketut Subiyanto Report

Marianne
Community Member
1 year ago

And pockets in women's pants are much too small for them ...

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#14

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Some women have shared they have yet to sit on a chair with their feet flat on the floor. It's true that shorter men have the same problem, but on average male person's height is 5,9 when a female person's height is only 5.35 in the US

Jaclyn , Andrea Piacquadio Report

Donkey boi
Community Member
1 year ago

I've yet to sit on public transport or a plane and get my knees into to the gap between my seat and the one in front!

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#15

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life N95 masks often don't properly fit the faces of women and Asian people, putting them in danger. Here's a recent study on this: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/many-n95-respirators-do-not-properly-fit-women-or

allie_202_ , Kate Trifo Report

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Similar with FFP2 masks - I think that meanwhile you can get them in different sizes but not all sizes are available everywhere (the smaller ones are harder to get) and the standards ones don't fit properly on smaller faces

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#16

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Women can't usually properly grip household tools because they are made for male hands.

allie_202_ , Ksenia Chernaya Report

Aunt Messy
Community Member
1 year ago

Not only that, but battery driven machines are too heavy for me to use over more than five minutes. My wrists kill me. I had to spend DOUBLE the amount of money on a drill that plugs into the wall and has a smaller grip.

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#17

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life It's a given that women aren't able to reach top shelves in their own houses.

This article lists how in fact the whole kitchen was designed based on average man's height:
https://qz.com/509501/why-kitchens-arent-designed-for-real-women/

allie_202_ , gunslingergirl19 Report

Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

Nor can a lot of men.

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#18

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Fitness monitors (like fitbits) often don't accurately count steps when women are walking strollers (or anybody, for that matter, women just do it more often).

allie_202_ , Lisa Report

N G
Community Member
1 year ago

They don't count steps if you walk with your hands in your pockets either. It's just not a very accurate device.

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#19

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Equipment at the gym - there's a lot of machines women can't use because they can't be adjusted to them properly.

Cece , Mark Bertulfo Report

Donkey boi
Community Member
1 year ago

I haven't been to the gym in 15yrs, but when I was last there all of the equipment was adjustable using 'pull-pins' and other easy adjustment methods. I would expect todays newer equipment to even more so.

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#20

"The World Is Built For Men": Woman Gives 20 Examples That Show How Women Are Discriminated In Everyday Life Keyboards/mouses are built with male sizes in mind, increasing rates of carpal tunnel/tendinitis in females.

Maz , Orin Ryan Report

Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

One of the things to keep in mind when looking for a new one - I have relatively small hands

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