In this sense, the inequality of law making power also causes the gender discrimination in politics. Thoman and others (2008) hypothesize that "[t]he socio-cultural salience of ability versus other components of the gender-math stereotype may impact women pursuing math".
Through the experiment comparing the math outcomes of women under two various gender-math stereotype components, which are the ability of math and the effort on math respectively, Thoman and others found that women’s math performance is more likely to be affected by the negative ability stereotype, which is influenced by sociocultural beliefs in the United States, rather than the effort component.
Studies have shown that in several democracies including Australia, Canada and the United States, women are still represented using gender stereotypes in the press.
Multiple authors have shown that gender differences in the media are less evident today than they used to be in the 1980s, but are nonetheless still present.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Family Code states that the husband is the head of the household; the wife owes her obedience to her husband; a wife has to live with her husband wherever he chooses to live; and wives must have their husbands' authorization to bring a case in court or to initiate other legal proceedings.