Gender And Gender Equality Essay

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Term 3 RESEARCH TASK: Gender and Gender Equality

Gender: “The state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones)” (Oxford, 2014)
Sexism: “ Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex” (Oxford, 2014)
Gender stereotyping: “Simplistic generalizations about the gender attributes, differences, and roles of individuals and/or groups.” (cliffsnotes, 2013)
Gender equality: “ Gender equality is the measurable equal representation of women and men.” (IPPF, 2013)
Gender-based violence: “Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence that is directed against a person on the basis of gender. It constitutes a breach of the fundamental right to life, liberty, security, dignity, equality between women and men, non-discrimination and physical and mental integrity” (EIGE, 2014)
a. My mother and I are expected to cook every meal and to take the plates back into the kitchen and fetch and collect whatever drinks the men in the house feel like.
b. On Wednesday afternoons, when the family goes to the country club, the men play a round of golf whilst the girls are expected to stay in the clubhouse and wait for the men to return.

2) Gender discrimination

a. Politics
i. There is a lot of gender discrimination in South African politics. Some laws even restrict woman, for example the law states that woman are not allowed to own the rights to property or
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