She starts to create power by bringing in historical events that were very powerful themselves. She does this by addressing MLK’s speech and how the “dreams of a personal nature as well as dreams of a better world” (Finch) are powerful and worth fighting for. She is comparing the dreams of women being able to participate in the Olympics and the dreams of a better world. As in, women having the right to participate in the Olympics by vetoing for softball would be creating a better world for women. She is effective here because she is using power and history in her writing to persuade her audience.
In Indian society, woman occupies a vital position and honoured place. The Vedas glorified women as the mother, the creator, one who gives life and worshipped her as a ‘Devi' or Goddess. But their glorification was rather mythical for at the same time, in India women found herself totally suppressed and subjugated in a patriarchal society. Male violence against women are worldwide phenomenon. Fear of violence is an important factor in the lives of most women.
Using this approach to question the roles of sex and gender in society interrupts the heteronormative diaspora of historical western culture and introduces ideas that are progressive and potentially less biased. “Through forward thinking fashion, culture-defining opinions and inspirational points of view, Marie Claire is always challenging millions of women to up their game. How sexy can smart be?” – part of the Mary Claire editor’s mission statement. Out of its context, Marie Claire’s mission statement would seem mostly ambiguous; ‘challenging millions of women to up their game’? What game?
Gender Inequality in sports is an issue as old as sport itself. I choose this topic because we as a society seem to sweep it under the rug time after time. Women in sports however, try to address the issue only to have it go on deaf ears, leaving them to continue in the sport hoping something will change. Over the last few decades, strides have been made, but he sport remains an institution dominated by men. These women, whether they are in sport or in the business world, want a fair chance to be on the same level as their male counterparts.
All of these male characters take actions which are beyond what is acceptable within their social roles as women. The conflict can be driven by involving in the politics of gender, which are t power relation between the sexes and the relative role of each quality symbolically associated with each gender. Women often were considered the weaker sex and in need always of being protected. When married, women were expected to bear children, for childbearing was considered an honor. As head of the household, the husband was allowed to chastise his bigger goal for his country as well as his family.
The above description gives an idea about the status and expectations for women in the traditional Indian society. It is the fact that the Indian social structure never allows women superior to men. Right from the birth, women are indoctrinated to be subservient to the men. If we consider the place or position of women in India since the ancient age to the present, one cannot deny the fact that once women were egalitarian to men in the ancient time. They were supposed to be an image of Goddess in Indian mythology.
The choice to rise up and fight back against a society determined to keep women submissive and taciturn hasn’t been available to women of the past. Consequences for doing so were met with harsh punishments and personal safety was more often than not the largest factor in their calculations as they would have been imprisoned, physically abused, and even killed. Now with the right to vote, with women in governmental power positions, and so much more, women have come too far to allow themselves to be defined by anyone but themselves. To conclude, I cannot answer the question, what is woman? Woman is not the same for anyone.
It is the discriminatory attitude that gives raise to this term that refers to the invisible barriers between men and women. This one reason keeping women from promotion and top management position (World Bank, 2001). This invisible barriers keeps ladies from showing their full potential in skills and getting jobs that they truly deserve. Strategies for
The conflict between tradition and modernity and women’s relation to both continues to be an important subject in women’s writing. Women writers have increasingly looked into the validity of the traditional values. Today the ‘New Woman’ challenges the ancient notion of ‘Goddess in the house’ and ‘sexually voracious’ image. The ‘New Woman’ is a woman of awareness and consciousness of her low position in the family and society. But In spite of this awakening evolving around us, today also there are women who have lack of individualism and identity in the society.
Furthermore, lack of leadership ability, self- confidence and working skills are the reasons which restrain the career growth of women. According to Kaur, male exceed women in terms of language, discourse, managerial styles which also prevent women from being successful in their career. Kaur introduces the factors such as personal, legal, social factors which trigger glass ceiling and ensures precise information about each of them, and she maintains that women cannot be successful in their work because of these factors. On the other hand, there are some companies such as Infosys, Titan Industries, Johnson & Johnson which are dealing with gender diversity and have created a great chance for women to work and expand their career. At the end, she gives some suggestions to solve gender diversity.