As we grow, we learn how to behave and act from those around us. Gender roles are based on norms and standards, which is created by the society. Cultures determines gender roles and what masculine and feminine is. Every culture has gender roles and they all have expectations for how women and men, should dress, behave, and look (Collins, 2014). Males are expected to be strong or masculine, confident and competitive; where females are expected to be more sensitive, supportive and submissive.
Thus, in our gendered society the wearing of a dress is intrinsically linked with the feminine gender and the concept of identifying as a woman. Cross-dressing challenges this binary structure, in some cases, while in others it reinforces the normative practices pertaining to gender. A figure like Grayson Perry, who unapologetically presents himself as ‘a man in a dress’ subverts this preconceived gender role that dresses are for women, whereas in other instances — EJ for example, who was previously referenced, in conversation with Grayson Perry notes that his own aversion to and fear of wearing a dress as a transgender man feeds further into the restrictive masculine/feminine binary. (Channel 4, 2016, b)
When it comes to the rights of women one faces problems when it comes to one making their own personal discussions. This just a smear of the social problems that a woman faces. For generations, women have been stigmatized though intersectionality and multiculturalism. Although this may be, women have accomplished obstacles that other humankind has not. We have changed the mindset for our daughters and the future generations to come.
It means you know women deserve equal rights. And as we mentioned examples of sexism women in developed countries experience, in most developing countries women are deprived of even basic human rights. In some countries, religion or tradition is used as an obstacle for equal rights. For example, the Bangladesh government tried to shield themselves behind laws to deny women of equal rights, as it was reported by Inter Press Service. Another example is honor killings directed at women in Pakistan, which were carried out for just the smallest reason.
Therefore, the idea of women throughout history has always been negative. As a result of their dark history, women have always been degraded and pushed to the side by men. What Cixous meant by the title of her essay is that women should let out the laughs that men have suppressed for so long, the laughs that have been silenced due to patriarchal ideology. Cixous’s intention is to liberate those who are not in favor, those who are marginalized and overlooked, those placed under the category of
That is to say, the male and female employ gendered discourse strategies in passing their identities as men or woman which are congruent with the prevailing codes of gender. This is not to deny the fact that it is impossible for men and women to challenge, misbehave, or subvert the gender norms which are intensely entrenched in society, Peck(2000) and genders talk and differ in their discourse analyses the forms of speech, topics, intonation or grammatical features which make the language of men and women distinct. Explanations for the differences to point boys and girls as socially trained to behave as male or female. The differences seem to be linked to a different society, and women holding a disadvantageous role that is deficient or subordinate to
According to the research findings, these two factors interrelate with each other in a series of ways. For example, women are culturally and biologically considered as weak beings. As weak being, they need to be protected. Men and women are equal though different people, and each of them has unique role in the society. Another is about gender and sex.
Women around the world nevertheless regularly suffer violations of their human rights throughout their lives, and realizing women’s human rights has not always been a priority. Achieving equality between women and men requires a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which women experience discrimination and are denied equality so as to develop appropriate strategies to eliminate such discrimination. Women in India are always the victim of inequality and are deprived of social justice, even today girls are only taught to cook, neglected from studying, child marriage, rape, trafficking, and much more. Many cases like nirbhaya case, soumaya rape and murder
We have gone through periods of feudalism . People have to live in the state pf poverty, lack of inferior material .Most notable is the miserable life of the women who suffered brutal violence, mistreatment as an animal . That problem doesn’t just happen in the past, but they still happen until now . So what led to the issue of women suffer violence even in war and now? The answer is because of the thought of man, they despise women.
According to Half The Sky Foundation 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not outlawed. Most of these women live in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and face sometimes deadly forms of discrimination like honour killings or mutilation. Not only is gender inequality a violation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights it is also the root to many political, social and economic problems. According to the Population Reference Bureau, at least 75% of the women in Yemen are illiterate. The lack of educated women in the Arab States can lead to unemployment, workforce