Women spend twice as many time in house chores as men, that is not really fair. As we all know children try to imitate their parents, that is why the young people of today are sexist and unfair. Gender Inequality in India: There is a lot of gender discrimination in India, women live in a second status within the household, the chores, and their workplace, this affects the women’s health,economy, education, and political involvement. They are obligated to marry young and have children. One of the causes of gender inequality in India is the domination of men over women.
Gender inequality is not a new topic, it even still has a lot of discussions nowadays. Although women usually fight for their right, there are still different kinds of traditional thinking exist. For example, even though housewife become a job in today’s life, many men still have a thought that doing housework is woman’s job, their responsibility or they ought to do this kind of things. When we dated back to the history, it is not hard to find out that gender inequality existed for a long time. Whatever in the family, in education or in the working place, women always could not consider the same as men, and most of these thinking past down to the modern society.
As times have changed we take notice on the difference of how Dadi speaks on her experiences to what we see now with the interaction with the daughter in laws and her family in law. We catch sight of Darshini as someone who speaks up towards her mother in law. Darshini feels the amount of work they are necessitated to do is all because of Dadi. Dadi is also witnessed talking poorly about her daughter in law Sita, and Darshini is quick to put Dadi in her place and tell her to stop and get back to work. The use of speaking back to one’s mother in law is one ample difference on how women were timid and how times have changed, daughter in laws have become more out spoken and confident to talk back.
Women were seen as just plain housewives performing limited roles that the society had created and was assigned to them. Women are just intended to bear a child, clean the household, cook food and take care of their kids while waiting for their husbands whose been taking care of having jobs and paying any bills that had to be paid.
But indoors she is dominated, oppressed and exploited by men. In today’s world, working women should behold all the duties and responsibilities of her work place and family. She has to adjust their co-workers in all ways. Also she is only secondary to her husband. Her life is like a rice cooker, which is full of pressure and burst out one day.
The culture traditionally demanded that women were supposed to be subordinate to their fathers, husbands, and eventually, their sons. Today, women in China face most of the contemporary problems that are faced by women in patriarchal societies all over the world. Additionally, women in China face the pressure of getting married before attaining the age of 30. Similarly, the concepts of 'feet binding' and 'forced abortions' have ensured that a woman practically has no control over anything, including her own body. We can find instances of a patriarchy in our daily lives, for example a wife is expected to stay at home and take care of the children and the household, while the husband works and provides money.
Women are also stereotyped as stay at home mothers. There is an invisible restriction put on women by men that they can’t be a mother and have a full time job at the same time. Neil French, the WPP Group PLC executive stated women “Don’t make it to the top because they don’t deserve to” and that “women are rarities in the senior corporate positions because most are unwilling to make the personal sacrifices of time and energy required to be the boss” (Maich). The words spoken by this successful male go to show the inequality faced by women every day. Women have an even harder job balancing household obligations and a job.
In the past this would not even be a topic of discussion, such as in the 50’s when women were told their job was to just stay home with the kids and cook and clean all day, having the food on the table when the father got home. The focus of this paper is the overall aspect of how it relates to gender, showing that women are more than capable of doing the so called man’s job. I will be looking at the different reasons as to why the fathers are staying home and the stigma that follows them. Also do the stay at fathers feel comfortable with this decision of having the wife support the family. How does having a stay at home father and a breadwinning mother impact the family as a whole?
As girl children have less access to schooling they work at home assisting their mothers in the household tasks of looking after younger siblings, cooking, cleaning, washing, etc. Thus, household work remains stereotyped as “women’s work” and because of the fact that girl children receive such training early in their lives; they are seen as best fitted for the demands of such work. Girl Child Domestic Workers (GCDW) or “domestics” are children
It is true that women have to face a lot of problems by virtue of their sex. They have to enlarge their lives to include a career while maintaining their traditional roles in their household. They have to work in office for hours and their works does not end there, they have to come back and do all the household chores too. After finishing office working woman comes home and takes care of her children, husband and house. It has been seen over the years that this life of working women can be problematic for their children and their family as they sometimes cannot give complete time and attention to their family.