Thesis Statement On Gender Inequality

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The fact also arises that women not only suffer from lack of recognition for the work they do in households but also for their work in their jobs. Women work as much as men, if not more. When both paid and unpaid work such as household chores and caring for children are taken into consideration, women work longer hours than men—an average of 30 minutes a day longer in developed countries and 50 minutes in developing countries. This is known as second shift, where women not only work at their jobs but also come back home and complete their household chores. However their contribution remains minimum due to unequal wage pay and lack of consideration given to household chores. Gender Inequality decreases the average of human capital because the …show more content…

Liberal feminists argue that women have the same capacity as men for moral reasoning and work habits, but that patriarchy, particularly the sexist division of labor, has historically denied women the opportunity to express and practice this reasoning. These dynamics serve to shove women into the private sphere of the household and to exclude them from full participation in public life. Hence, gender inequality is a hazard not only to the highly capable, talented and deserving women but also to the economy as a whole. Both awareness of the existing gender inequality and implementation of policies that address gender inequities need to be strengthened. Reducing the amount of time women spend on unpaid work is also essential. As Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe found in 2014, when he launched his “Abenomics” plan to spur the country’s economy, a major part of getting an estimated 3 million more women to participate in the Japanese workforce lay in providing subsidized, high-quality child care. “Abenomics won’t succeed without women-omics,” he stated at the time. Between 1965 and 2010 labour force participation rate for women rose, but the time women spent on unpaid child care also climbed by a third. Since the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995, a number of governments and international development institutions have articulated their pledge toward gender equality goals. Most development actors and policymakers, however, remain focused on a narrow interpretation of women’s empowerment and often argue for “investing in women and girls” as a way to achieve poverty reduction and GDP growth, rather than as an end in itself and as a matter of social

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