Examples Of Marginalization In Women

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Assistant Professor
Centre for Women’s Studies
Madurai Kamaraj university e-mail id: magarisha@gmail.com

Marginalization is the social process by which a person or a group of people are made marginal or become relegated to the fringe or edge of society. It occurs when people is pushed to the edge of a society, usually as an effect of discrimination making the person standout and look different from everybody else. They consequently feel alone and left out from the rest of society. Marginalization means the act of being relegated to a position indicating no importance. It is also the act of being confined to a lower social standing. In defining the term, "marginalization …show more content…

Minority sexual orientation is also associated with higher levels of mental health morbidity in Australian women. Over 34.8 per cent of lesbian and bisexual women had been diagnosed with depression by a doctor compared to 22.8 per cent of women in the general population. Almost one in five (19.3 per cent) lesbian and bisexual participants in a West Australian study reported current treatment for a mental health problem including anxiety, depression, and stress-related problems compared to 8.5 per cent of women in the general population. Stigmatisation, discrimination and lack of social support may play a role in explaining poorer mental …show more content…

Women as carers often report poorer physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing because of their caring responsibilities. This can be associated with disturbed sleep, being physically injured while providing care, and the constant pressure of caring. Time spent caring, and coping strategies, are factors in shaping carer stress. Within the caring population, female carers in particular experienced much lower levels National Women’s Health Policy 2010 of mental health compared to both male carers and the general population. This included increased levels of clinical depression, with over 50 per cent of female carers reporting being depressed for six months or more since they started caring. Young women in custody and leaving custody are at particular risk of poor emotional and mental health.
While liberalization may have increased employment, it has worsened the quality of employment, especially for women. The article studies macro-level data to analyse employment of men and women. Data collection by official agencies uses faulty processes and much of women 's work remains invisible. A macro-level field study of the leather tanning industry in Tamil Nadu shows that gender subordination is built into the system. Employment generation does not necessarily translate into a better deal for labour, especially women.

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