Introduction In India, discriminatory attitude towards men and women have existed for generations and thus it affect the lives of both genders. Although the constitution of India has granted men and women equal rights, but gender gap still remains. Female discrimination violates human rights. These are mostly seen in family land sharing among sisters and brothers. Women are perceived to be disadvantaged at work.
Gender discrimination a common practice when both men and women are trying to show their sovereignty and show the desire of altering their duties without giving importance to each other. Men and women both can face gender discrimination but women are more vulnerable due to delicacy and fragile looks. Examples of Gender discrimination include discrimination in family law, discrimination at workplace, discrimination in education, social restrictions etc. gender discrimination in education is the most prevalent issue in many developing countries such as Nigeria, Iran , Bangladesh, India. In education, most women experience differential treatment from their families and the society.
Women spend twice as many time in house chores as men, that is not really fair. As we all know children try to imitate their parents, that is why the young people of today are sexist and unfair. Gender Inequality in India: There is a lot of gender discrimination in India, women live in a second status within the household, the chores, and their workplace, this affects the women’s health,economy, education, and political involvement. They are obligated to marry young and have children. One of the causes of gender inequality in India is the domination of men over women.
This is because health of women is not given so important as men due to gender bias prevailing in the society. The women in rural and poor families of India is most neglected, ignored and exploited. Marriage related Issues : In most of rural and tribal areas of India girl child married too early. Due to early marriage they do not get enough time to complete their education and for self development which hinder their empowerment. Preference Given to Boy child : In Indian society particularly in rural and tribal areas women are expected to give birth to a boy child only.
In our society today, women are treated differently because of their gender, are not given raises that commensurate with their station and often make less compensation than men. Women, also must often deal with sexual harassment in the workplace which leaves physical and emotional scars. As historically, in society today, women are treated unfairly in the business world because they receive less compensation than men, are
For example, the beliefs that it is women job to stay home and take care of their children and also women are unable to be leaders considering men physically strong and women emotionally sensitive. These terms, gender discrimination and stereotypes, are widely known in human history and even though some says that the equality between the sexes has been achieved, there are still many people out there, mostly women who become victims under these discriminations. Not to mention that there is another term related to it which is male chauvinism. According to the Oxford Dictionary, male chauvinism means male prejudice against women; the belief that men are superior in terms of ability, intelligence, etc. Plus whether you realize it or not, many people out there are male chauvinists, as they always prefer male over the female to do most things.
This kind of ‘male ego’ restricts promotion of women at jobs. 4. GENDER PAY GAP AND THE INDUSTRY: The jobs done by the male and female, more or less differ from each other. Though “these differences evolve with economic development, the resulting changes in the structure of employment are not enough to eliminate employment segregation by gender. So, women all over the world appear to be concentrated in low-productivity jobs” (World Bank, 2012).
According to Collins & Singh, (2006) the organisational culture barriers are due to unfairness that are held by men which prevent women from being appointed into executive positions. It was further elaborated by Straub (2007, p. 292) who stated that “different gender roles are imposed on males and females from early childhood”. According to Straub (2000), state that the traditional role of women is to raise children whilst the role of the men is to work and provide for the family. According to Oakley (2000), women perceive gender bias to be one of the biggest challenges they have faced in their professional careers. Women have been faced with assumptions that they were hired or promoted because of their gender and not because of their competencies
Whether they were considered the property of their fathers, brothers, uncles and/or eventually husbands, females were looked at differently. Due to the high impact that history has on us, gender inequality is developed unconsciously. The females are expected to spend most of their days doing free work at home, cleaning, taking care of the children, driving them around and cooking. Yet they still
In India mainly the customs and traditions play an important role in the fulfilment of rights. In India mainly the women do not take full advantage of their constitutional rights prescribed to them due to lack of knowledge and illiteracy amongst women. In India, there are several customs and traditions which are followed strictly and are important part of Indian culture. The main culture of this patriarchal society is that all the male members of the family, father, husband are the heads of the family. The female gender is subjugated on every path, they are not given the equal rights they deserve.