Dehumanization Of Women

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Women throughout history have undergone specific personal experiences that have constrained them within a society that epitomizes the dehumanization of women through forced social expectations. My mother reiterates this continual theme as a woman in the US and abroad who have experienced constraint from living in a man's world but has also benefited from woman’s liberation within her culture/home life, as well as, education/the workforce. Through each of these three aspects of her life, she was able to experience forms of liberation, as well as, constraint based on a variety of factors which have related to many different readings we have had the opportunity to study in class. Her personal experiences have related to the experiences of many…show more content…
A case study done in India to analyze and discuss solutions for a lack in women's participation in India showed that many women do not pursue an education due to the negative cultural and social attitudes that surround educated women. It also attributes this to gender stereotyping within the classroom which discourages women from continuing with education in order to avoid the unequal treatment they receive. Society's emphasis on an early marriage also plays a major role in this as they do not want to stray from the cultural norm of marriage without an education (Singh 2018). This journal article simply emphasizes the culture’s distaste for women in education and how societal expectations make it a challenge for women to get an education. Another study was done in India that looked at the causes of gender inequality within the country attributes this mentality of the superiority of men stems directly from the lack of education amongst women. The article gives two explanations as to why women do not participate in the labor market as much as men do which is due to: “The first explanation attributes the gap to labor market discrimination: if employers value women’s education less than that of men’s education, then economic incentives to educate girls are lower (Kingdon 1998). The second explanation relates to kinship norms in India, which often dictate that a daughter will leave the household after marriage” (Rammohan and Patrick 2018:143). Both journal articles simply emphasize the culture’s distaste for women in education and how societal expectations make it a challenge for women to get an education. The negative connotation about women being educated rather than focusing on marriage has caused many to grow up believing that education was unimportant and that
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