Gender inequality concerns both women and men and has a strong impact on their daily lives. Traditionally gender equality rules have been considered to be mainly as a “women’s issue” – as women have been a driving force behind gender equality approaches and struggles. This view has contributed to the awareness that women are the only ones who will benefit from a more equally and advanced society. In reality, men also benefit from gender equality as they also face gender- specific matters, such as lower life probability, bad well-being, inferior education levels and rigid norms. “I have seen young men suffering from mental instability, unable to ask for help for fear it would make them look less ‘macho’” (Watson, E.
It seems quite well understood that when it comes to gender stereotypes, the idea of submissive women come to mind. In Chinese culture and customs, men are much more valued than women because only they can keep the family name after marriage and inherit their parents’ properties. I recently watched a movie called ‘Desert Flower’, which showed the still prevalent horrible female genital mutilation, whose sole aim is to make women subordinate to men, in some villages in Africa. This is more or less the same as the foot-binding custom in China, whose goal is also to keep woman in their subordinate role. Especially in Chinese culture, there are many social conventions against women - the three obedience and four virtues, for example.
Even though the one-child policy has certain benefits thus solves the problem with overpopulation, on the other hand the cultural preferences of the nation is making it hard especially for women. Since the preference of boys is large in comparison to girls there have been issues with abortions and murders of infant and children that were girls. The one-child policy has brought inequality into the gender. Thus there a drastically more men than women and thus men have a problem with marrying and are desperate to find a women thus there a higher risk of kidnapping and rape because of how men are desperate to find a women. This is why population structure of China is frightening the nation, as there is a possibility for
The formation of this topic begun in ancient times when women were the main target of this negative issue. Some argue that men faced more of the discrimination back in the beginning, but males were looked upon as the superior gender. Even though many forms of gender discrimination have proceeded to end, inequality of the sexes still plays a huge role in the layout of everyday lives. Causes of gender discrimination can range from economic issues or
I find it disturbing that a father would kill their child if it was a girl. I know that having a male was more valued than a female, but they should not go as far as killing a child or treat her like a "slave". Another fact I was knowledgeable about before reading “Injustices to Chinese Woman” was the reason for binding a woman’s foot in this era was a symbol of beauty in the Chinese culture. Women with smaller feet were considered very beautiful. Now I don’t actually understand how the size of a foot can depict beauty or wealth, but I found this to be an extremely ridiculous and painful practice in a culture.
Sex discrimination is one of the “glass ceiling” for women that make holds them from career advancement. “Back in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, when women first entered the job market by the millions, females in male-dominated professions, like finance, kept quite about sexual harassment because they were afraid losing their job” (Driscoll & Goldberg, 1993, pp. 174-175). V: Conclusion: A. short-review: 1. Mostly gender roles have been assigned by the culture sensitive which is appreciate from the society and social norm which depends on the context that lead to have the different roles in society based by they gender since we born with, but women sometimes dissatisfy for their less heavy works which could change to make more impact and value for themselves and their family.
In Chinese, if you want to write both boys and girls together, you need to use word they with Chinese character of “he”. Don’t you think this is a kind of gender inequality, do you? Gender inequality refers to unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. Is it religion that has caused us to treat men and women differently or does it come from the days when physical strength was much more important for daily life than it is now? First of all, female need to undertake many duties, not only the work, but also cooking, taking care with children and so on.
In the majority of the cases, the bride’s much younger than the groom and not the opposite. That shows that the Arab society is a patriarchal one that oppresses women, objectifies them and uses them as possessions in order to entertain males, who are dominating everything in the society. For example, in Sudan, many families force their daughters to get married at an early age to someone they don’t even know. When the daughters fail to avoid this marriage, they try to get help from religious entities, governmental agencies, or courts. However, these entities cannot offer any help, as family laws are usually male-oriented.
Roger Azar LAU Byblos 11/12/2014 Male gender has established dominance in the societies since long time ago. However, in some countries, the male dominance over women is slowly reducing and even in some countries, the rights of women and men are equal. Women in the Middle East however, do not have the liberty to enjoy most of their rights, that is, their social, religious, cultural, economic and political rights are limited. In some parts of Middle East women do not have the right to go to school, some suffer sexual abuse and others even circumcised. This perception of women being inferior beings should end completely in the society and they should receive equal rights as men.
Women not only in China but also all over the world have made huge progress in the workplace. On the other side, it should take a note that women cluster in occupations and industries pay lower salaries overall than men in China, which is based on a fact that women are less likely than men to reach higher-level positions. In ancient Chinese society, the traditional Confucianism regard women as lowly and weak belongings of man, even in modern China, such beliefs still affect Chinese society. For example, women naturally take on more responsibility for house care. This pattern means that men get a better shot at a pay rise or a promotion than their female colleagues and are less likely to be in jobs for which they are overqualified.