Here, I am choosinggender inequality topic for this assignment.
Genderroles are not given at birth, as onesbiological sex, they are to be learned and taught amongst those surrounding oneat an early age, and the society and culture one lives in. Gender roles aremainly learned and taught by those who have raised them, namely their family.Ones family has the biggest impact on how to perceive their gender. This isbecause a family institution passes on values and beliefs that are taught andlearned to accept at an early age. Although it is not those who raise one whomare to blame for gender inequality. Gender inequality begins during the historyof how evolution caused us to be segregated of the two groups of male andfemale. As an outcome of these gender roles came the affect of genderinequalities, in Family households and in the Workplace.
As my research hopesto show, that I believe gender inequalities are learned through ones family andare reflected in the workplace, school and society. Genderinequality is the situation that women and man are not equal. Although, genderis not as simple as it seems, gender comes into play with many differentaspects like sex, gender and gender roles. Each part plays a significant partwhen we talk about different social problems encountered by men and women. Today, gender inequality is major problem globally.Because of the gender inequality girls can not study more and they do not getgood education.
Gender inequality is not only in the work place but also in thesociety, for example, inequitable gender norms in many places, in which peoplethink that girls are an economical burden whereas sons are a long-terminvestment therefor many parents married their girls at early age and dictatethat a girl live with her husband’s family. Due to the sex inequality femaleshave more trouble in their life such as they have not get higher education andthey get married in their early age and this a big problem. When a girl looks for ajob the preference is given to a male because the mentality of the society isset on this point that males can do better work than females. Males can do aphysical job better than females.
Moreover, females face many other problemslike harassment, sexual bribery, jokes on gender and comments which passivelybut succinctly make gender differences a salient aspect of work relation. Womenare given easier jobs or they only get hired when the conditions forceemployers to hire women, for example only men can apply for higher salaries butwomen can only apply for some jobs, regardless her qualification and talent,jobs like nursing are more suitable for women and for men jobs which requiremore talent. This is the basis of job segregation and it leads to increase thesex inequality in the world especially in the developing country. Somewhere in schools itis taught that men are more capable of doing big tasks rather than women whichkills their attitude at a very young age and they suffer for the rest of theirlife. Men turn out to be more productive in future as compared to women.
Thismust change; the face and the practices of education has to be changed. Littleefforts bring big change. Girls are now topping in almost every institutionwhich is a great but their parents then hesitate to allow them to work, thementality is that girls cannot do jobs, they are not capable and it is not safefor them. However, not even inworkplaces in society and in every stage girls are treated unequally, but nowtime is changing women are stepping up and giving men a tough competition, inevery aspect whether sports, workplace, running big companies and organizations.
Government has played a major role in changing the thinking of the society.Women are now treated equally, given equal chance to come up. For example, lastyears most dominant athlete was a woman, Ronda Rousey, over all male and femaleathletes which was a big statement that women are no less than men. Women likeIndra Nooyi, Mary T. Barra, Ursula Burns are big examples of women who arerunning big organizations and companies proving that women matter in the worldand they must not be degraded.Women are standing talland are playing an important role in every area. Women’s role has changed at anaccelerating rate and we the society must appreciate them and help them dogreat in their life, giving them equal treatment.
They are the most essentialpart of our society, efforts should be made to stop gender discrimination andour world will be free of gender inequality which is a major talking point atthe moment. There are numerous typesof discrimination one goes through throughout his life, and it is a painfulexperience; gender discrimination hurts nearly half of the population on earth.Women of all age and caste disregarding to the country they belong have to gothrough discrimination and humiliation at every stage of their life. While itis also true that not only women but men too are the victims of genderdiscrimination.The words genderdiscrimination gives an image of a woman being tortured or being a victim ofpartiality although that being true it’s not the whole complete image, men tooare the victim of it. There are so many work places where men are not givenwork considering the job as more of a feminine work. The biggest example is thejob of nanny; almost no one wants to hire men as a nanny even though men havethe same skills and potential of raising or taking care of a child. Men arebelieved of not having emotions or having less attachment and care towardschildren.
The discriminationbetween a boy and a girl starts at a very young age, even before the birth. Inmany countries ratio of female foeticide is very high. For example, in Indiathe 2011 population report says that there were only 947 women to 1000 men in2010, and the reason behind it is considered to be killing of female fetusillegally. To curb this, India has made it a criminal offence to check the sexof the fetus. However, the ratio is not the same with the whole world but stillit is not one expects, there are 107 boys to every 100 girls.