Furthermore, Silal et al. (2012) also suggested that often women were mistreated by being turned away from the clinics as they far enough within the labour period, this would however, resulted in some still births as no one with medical training was around when they mother gave birth (Silal et al., 2012) Another root cause of maternal mortality rate is culture paired with education (Kakuma et al., 2010). Which is also rooted in poverty. As many women do not have access to health facilitates due to their location, they are often dependent on traditional healers rather than doctors (Ngomane & Fhumulani, 2010). As this is a constant within rural communities it often becomes a practice in which the community does not seek formal, western medical assistance, but uses the guidance of elders and rational healers (Ngomane & Fhumulani, 2010).
But, the irony in India is that although the deity of education is a female i.e. Goddess Sarasvati per the Hinduism, innumerable number of women are illiterate. They are not remaining uneducated by their own wish but they are being forbidden from receiving education because of the patriarchal families in our society”. In India, they still think that girls are inferior to boys. The ad is about the millions of girls that are deprived of education just because they are girls.
Girls like Malala are fighting for their everyday right to go to school. In 2012, Pakistan reduced its education budget to less than two and three-tenths percent. Along with this fact, Pakistan at the time had the second largest number of out-of-school girls in the world. This is because the traditional culture in society calls for women to stay in the home. A news reporter interviewed a little girl name Huma on what she thinks about her education and to reflect on what happened to Malala and many other girls like her trying to pursue an education.
In “Learning in the Shadow of Race and Class,” Hooks describes her life as a lower class black woman in a predominately white women’s college. Her parents taught her that having desires beyond her economic reach was inconsiderate. She was surrounded by privileged girls who were ignorant of the hardships of the poor and was further closed off because of her race. She felt shame and contempt, inhibiting her ability to function as a student. She experienced the same discrimination when she transferred to Stanford University, even though to a slightly lesser extent (287-294).
The women are probably easily manipulated because no one has told them that they have right to an education. Most families choose to set arranged marriages up for their daughters at a young age which causes these girls to start family life early and miss out on the opportunity of education (Odhiambo). Women do not seem to even be given the choice to continue schooling, their fathers decide their husbands and send them off to care for new children instead of learning how to become independent. Many of the girls in Sudan left schooling after at least three years, when they were still barely literate (Jamie). The women’s education in Sudan is so bad that their education levels are those of a kindergartner in the United States.
She wears bangs and overalls, which is unusual. The conventional way to dress for a girl was very different from the way Scout dresses, which is why her choice of attire is often frowned upon, but she insists that she “could do nothing in a dress”(p.90) When she mentions that, she gets the response that she “wasn’t supposed to be doing things that required pants.” One of the reasons why Scout is different from the other girls is because of the way she was raised. Her mother died when she was only two years old, so she didn’t have a big influence in Scout’s life. The remaining female influences Scout had in her life were their cook Calpurnia and her neighbours. Her father Atticus didn’t raise her with the goal to make her the perfect lady, but tried to teach her to use her mind and have empathy with others.
The lack of rights regarding women's jobs could be because of the absence of education provided to Renaissance girls. In the book Women of the Renaissance, author Theresa Huntley explains that "Few young girls attended elementary school. Girls did not advance far in the education system, and they were not allowed to
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.
Most young women middle to low class were not able to attend school because it was thought of as the woman belongs at home to attend to the children and to be ready for when her husband when he arrives home. Life expectancy was short in the nineteenth century. Woman suffered from what was called “green sickness” because women suffered from severe anemic most of the foods that were high in protein they were not permitted to eat. Many women were not allowed to eat red meat because it was considered a “masculine” food. It was not “ladylike” to have a hearty appetite.
Inequality in society affects the composition of education, along with the ability for girls and boys to attend and remain in school. Malala Yousafzai, the author of I am Malala, challenges these injustices in society by pushing for equal education rights and has influenced others to fight along with her. According UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Report, “121 million children worldwide do not attend school -- 9 million more girls than boys. The report says an estimated 65 million girls are being denied basic education” (World: UNICEF Report Finds 65 Million Girls Are Being Denied Access To Basic Education). Girls, like Malala, and boys are being denied basic education because of society’s standards, which is why women and men should