Everyone should be educated because if you are not educated then you can’t teach others. The article also states that, “an educated mother is more than twice as likely to send her children to school,” but there are many people who are not educated. Those people probably won’t send their children to school, which means that there will be even more uneducated people around the world. The article, “Girls education-the facts,” states that, “young women make up 58% of those not completing primary school.” That is a lot of women who don’t have education. All women should be educated.
But a large number of women are still in dark as it is seen in Homeless Bird. Women in the novel are deprived of the institution of education. The society is so biased that it appreciates education for men and not for women. Only Koly is not allowed to go to school. Her brothers go to the boys’ school in their village.
There are countless families with impoverished, single mothers with many children of a minority race that are discriminated against. Especially around the 50s and 60s when the novel is set, immigrant women did not have high chances of being hired for a stable enough job to support their family. This then causes the mother to grow tired and weary, too drained to take care of their children like they should. After a while, the neighbors stop caring and ignore them rather than help them, and the children run about without any care for the consequences of their actions. Some of these consequences aren’t that bad; however, in cases like the Vargases’, the lack of proper supervision, guidance, and care can lead to horrible occurrences like the death of a
Gender differences are seen daily when males are treated differently than females, and vice versa. For example, if boys hit each other, adults might disregard their behavior as hoarse play which fits into the common expression “boys will be boys”. On the contrast, it is more likely for adults to intervene if girls display aggressive behavior. Gender stereotypes influence students’ interests, specifically career choices. For example, Cavanagh (2008) argues “when mothers believe that math is a male domain…their daughters take fewer math classes, get lower grades in them, and are less likely to view math positively” (as cited in Kauchak & Eggen, 2017, p. 90).
Mostly in developing and developed countries, there are social and cultural biasness against women. Women are not allowed for any higher position and girls are not given proper education because many parents prefer investing in their boys. As a result, most women are unemployed because of poor education background Curran (2003). Besides that, the one child policy in china increases the number of missing women. The families kill or abandon newborn baby girls and hope to have a boy because boys seem to have social status.
It violates again human rights: including education, freedom from violence, reproductive rights, accesses to reproductive and sexual health care, employment, freedom of movement, and the right to consensual marriages. Taking a girl from school to marry and to have children limits her opportunities to develop as an individual. After getting married and having a child, a lot of times the girl will want to return to her education in the future, but most schools refuse to take in a girl if she is married and has a child. These girls now have a family at a young age and, have to work to earn a living and can even be more difficult because they are not qualified for most jobs that are available around them. Educate your girl child like you do for your son.
The preference for sons has translated into the abortion of female of fetuses as well as female infanticide on a harrowing scale. It has also translated into malnourishment and other indicators of poor health and diminished quality of life among females who are not favoured in the distribution of food and other subsistence goods (Evens 1998, 144). In fact, female children are killed because they cannot bring the baby up and they are heavy expensive for ceremonies such as marriage ceremonies. Moreover, People believe that the status of the family lies in the male child and when a girl marries, she will go away her family and will become part of her husband's family. For instance, in China, there was a traditional infanticide, especially of females.
Author also concluded that teenage mothers are more likely to drop out of school and have a low educational level. They are faced with unemployment and poverty. Consequently nearly all developed countries try to reduce teenage pregnancies and teenage motherhood effectively (Kirchengast,
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.
There are many people who oppose girls’ education. They say that the proper sphere of girls is the home. So, they argue that the money spent on girl’s education is wasted. This view is wrong, because girl’s education can bring about a silent resolution in the society. The reason I chose this topic is that the place I belong to a place where people don’t educate their girls.