I believe that gender inequality is one of the most serious topics that is taken under consideration in this modern day society. According to Wikipedia the definition of gender inequality is the unequal way society is treating each other based on their gender (1). Men and women face gender inequality every single day, but most are in the shadows of how badly this affects both genders and not just women. Each country faces many different variations of gender inequality from social expectations to domestic abuse. Some cases may be more recognized compared to others but that does not mean it is not just as important, but it is just not as publicized.
In the modern United States society men and women are treated differently. There is a system of equality in effect. However, there is a system of equality because men and women have the same rights. The difference is that when it comes to jobs and other things there is a lot of inequality. For example, when hiring for a job like construction or mechanic the employer is way more likely to chose a male.
Gender Inequality is prevalent over much of the world. It is not limited to a few cultures and countries, but has global implications that affect everyone, men and women. The tide does seem to be changing, but slowly and there is hope that one day men and women can be seen as equals. I was lucky enough to interview the mother of two coworkers, one from Laos, and one from Nicaragua. I pretty much expected what they both told me and their experiences were similar.
Under the effect of culture and society, people arrogantly classified men and women into two completely different species after their birth. Considering about the historical background of this stereotype, the existence of inequality is understood. This classification was functional. Under the relatively rough survival condition, the roles of women and men had to be very clear in order to function well. However, despite their disappear, they even extend to a far more complex.
Arab women’s way of life and gender roles they play in the United States has been coupled with much of their culture preservation and responsibility in trying to bring a future generation that follows and sticks to the religion and religious’ doctrines, as according, most of the Arab race being the dominant in Islam as their religion of pride. Arab women in the United States have always tried might and mail in proving to follow in the latter the religion they have opted for the length to be favorable to them, even as they face many challenges and living in a country where most of the population is from other religions, hence being the minority religion but this has not barred them to work harder in passing it to the future generation.
Over the years’ worldviews and gender roles have changed and viewed differently from how it was then and now. Worldviews are constantly changing and so does the role of different genders. Society has an acceptable attribute for different genders and the role they play in the society. A lot of these roles or characteristics do not agree with the acceptance of worldviews and therefore gender roles does have a big influence on worldviews. Different worldviews and cultures have different opinions on gender and their roles; and as generations evolves the idea of gender expectations will change.
If there was no such thing as equality then no race would be equal to another. Also everyone would be treated different and be discriminated by a certain group of race. Not having equality would change the country because there would be no way of life because a certain group would think something is right while another group would disagree with the group's beliefs. This would change history because the leaders would have not say or take action for what they believe in. People in history would have adapted to the way of living and would not have change a thing and it would continue into modern day.
The preamble of the Universal Declaration of Rights clearly acknowledges the fact that all men are born free and equal. This was necessitated by the cruel treatments certain race/people that saw themselves as superior to other races either because of color, religion, social class, wealth, or ethnicity hence, the world was divided into several groups and certain people never saw themselves equal with others. This was clearly and vividly depicted in ancient societies and during the mediaeval ages. The believes of superiority paved way for slavery which can be traced back to the Greek society and other societies like Rome, Egypt and in Asia amongst others. This system moved down to the medieval period and not just was there slavery but these societies
Gender Inequality Gender inequality is a characteristic of social structure according to which different social groups (in this case men and women) have certain differences resulting in unequal opportunities. Gender inequality is associated with social construction of masculinity and femininity as oppositional categories with unequal social value (Ferree, 1999). One of the main problems in gender theory is the problem of dominance. Together with race and class gender is a hierarchical structure that could to provide both opportunities and oppression (Ferree, 1999). Gender inequality can exist in different forms, depending on culture, region, religion and other factors.
In Arab societies, family comes first of and above everything. Family is considered as the core of society. So, it is a holly matter that each member of the family must do her or his best to protect the reputation of the family. According to Rashad, Osman and Roudi-Fahimi (2005), “marriage for Arabs is thus both an individual and a family matter.” However, women are more likely seen to be the part who sacrifices. For a starting point, it is important to keep in mind that Arab societies are associated more with social classes, ethnic groups, religious, and nationalities. Thus, having hierarchal system creates much more differences inside the society itself. Therefore, as Joseph, (1994) states that “the centrality of family in the Arab world
Gender inequality is a deeply rooted issue that has been prevalent in all corners of the world since the beginning. It is in no way bound to a single country or area, as gender discrimination is everywhere, but in middle eastern countries it is so connected to the culture that this discrimination is seen as normal and even supported. People are being treated as second-class citizens based on nothing but the sex they were born with, and no one is even batting an eye. This is part of why the Middle East houses some of the lowest ranking countries on the Global Gender Gap Index. While some people continue to hold onto discriminatory values and remain uneducated in important topics, it is necessary for governments to make ending gender inequality a priority, especially in these middle eastern countries where radical religious groups like the Taliban force their restricting values on others and male guardianship strips women of the freedom of being in charge of their own lives.
Equality has come a long way, but there is a lot more that must be done for all to be considered equal. Until then, race will be a component. Our society, as the conflict theory states, is in constant conflict due to limited resources. White men are in power and have been throughout our known history. They continue to stay in power while the rest of us are left to fend for ourselves.
We know that gender inequality is the particular form of social or legal status that may confer the privileges or barriers to people in the society. Based on gender, people will have different treatments in the particular situations. Indeed, there are many children who are victims of rape in the hospital as the result of gender inequality. Because of thinking rape is the ritual purpose act, men rape women and children without worrying anything. Women are more likely to accept this act because they are in the inferior groups in the society.
The statement holds many truths. Our constitution states that all men are created equal regardless of race, or gender. Where individuals live should never factor into the equation of being poor or rich. Some are more fortunate than others, but we live in a society that is unjust where evidence of inequality based has become a factor. Instead of progress, we seem to be drifting from being a society that is one. Many racial minorities face challenges that keep them in the poverty level. Poverty and race present a complex picture for minorities, even whites that are considered poor by standards of society are not considered poor as those of minority groups. Race barriers have hindered America values, in 2000 when we witnessed a remarkable economic
140 years ago, imagine being in bondage, oppressed, maybe even tortured; to have to go about your life constantly under the watch of someone else; to be bruised and beaten and broken—all because of the color of your skin. Imagine being someone who was free, but oppressed in other ways; to be unable to work the same way that a man was no matter how smart you were, to be forced into doing what “ladies” do; to be stepped over and disregarded—all because of the gender you were born as. These qualities are just some of the degrading aspects of inequality. These aspects have not completely disappeared in the modern day; they are just not as blunt as before. Equality comes with progress and progress takes time.