These stereotypes have been defining what men and women should do and how they should behave. They were also determining the characteristics that each gender is considered to have, in the society’s eyes. The major problem why these stereotypes and hierarchies are still holding on, is the fact that people, men and women, do not have their actual beliefs and expectations and they just accept the way that the society formed and teaches them to believe about genders and this creates an even more intense discrimination. If people were forming their own beliefs and judgements about genders and accept females and males, both as equal, there would be less discrimination (The Guardian, 2013). Gender inequality at the workplace can be easily noticed through examples of events that happen when it comes to employability or even at work time.
The effects of this gender discrimination is that women are powerless when it comes to many roles in society. In other words, “although great strides have been made by women in the Western world, parity has not been achieved. Women do not hold leadership positions to the extent that men do… and people view more advantages to being male than female” (11). This portrays that women are viewed as insignificant to society despite all the work that women has done for society. Women do not hold as many leadership roles as men do, solely based on their gender, which is gender discrimination.
Although it is only a small percentage of individuals in which this relates to, there can be significant consequences. Further action will have to be taken in the future with regards to the reduction or exclusion of gender norms such as the over-sexualisation,
One of the major factors is from the public to private sphere men are predominantly holding power and dominate the societies. It deprives women access to resources and it creates power dominance among men and women. Such societies are been called patriarchal societies and it creates ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ characteristics. “The dimensions of political gender inequality include women 's lower representation in elected
This system in society conceited women to take care of the house while the men took care of harder things. Women were not allowed outside without a male escort. Women were treated like slaves while taking care of housework. However, women are still facing gender roles through society today. Gender roles
Social construction was further criticized by other feminists and for Kate Millet, patriarchy is the root cause of subjugation of woman. “Patriarchy is seen as male-centered and controlled and is organised and conducted in such a way as to subordinate woman to man in all cultural domains; familial, religious, political, economic, social, legal and artistic” (Abrams 2007; p.89). This patriarchal ideology pervades those writings which have been traditionally considered great literatures and which until recently have been written by men. Feminist critics analyzed these works to show what strategies are employed by male writers to maintain their control over women. They presented women as emotional beings who know no
When men occupy a superior position, they have the power to control women and their lives. Men determine the likelihoods of women to access opportunities, such as form of education, public facility, career, etc. The power men have over women later gives rise to gender problems between them, which is known as gender discrimination. Hosseini’s‘A Thousands Splendid Suns’ is a novel that shows the plight of women who suffer from gender discrimination in a strong patriarchal society of Afghanistan. With the feminist theory and women’s problems as the background, we are able to see that gender discrimination depicted in the novel is complex.
Women has encountered sexism on a daily basis since history books could even record them. Countless times throughout time, women faced through struggles of unfair treatment, discrimination, and oppression due to the basis of their gender. From a piece written by Carol Tavris, it is mentioned that when men have problems of their own, society often blames it on his personality or the environment he is in. However, when women have problems, society blames it on her mental state or psyche. The explanations we make of females with men are so different because of how prominent sexism is in this society.
The novelist concerned with history is beyond the traditional way of assessing events; he has to blend history with his vision and philosophy. Sea of Poppies in a sense is a unique experiment in fiction writing in which a reader can be seen floating on different levels of History, Anthropology, Travelogue or different channels of human emotions. In the present novel, Ghosh opens many floodgates of knowledge about the co-existence of different cultures, caste and creed in Indian and Britain. Ibis, the ship is a platform where different characters like Paulette, Sarang Ali, Zachary, Deeti, Kalua, Neel Rattan and Baboo Nobkissin exchange their ideas and represent different cultures and the ship and in fact the ship becomes a conglomeration of diverse cultures, tradition, customs and even religious. Ibis again becomes a distinct place which can be clear from the words of captain which are translated by Babloo
Patriarchal perspectives believe that rules and authorities emanating from the father are responsible for discrimination. According to the perspective, men are seen to have social, political and economic power over women. Therefore, the women are expected to be seen as sex objects. In some traditional patriarchal societies like Nigeria, women are expected to stay at homes as wives and mothers, while in some cultures; they are expected to assist their husbands in performing economic duties like farming and trading activities. women are usually not favorably educated based on the assumption that they will end the career in their husband’s house.