Liberal feminists argue that our society holds the false belief that women are, by nature, less intelligent and physically incapable than men. It tends to discriminate women in the academy, the political forum, and the market place. Liberal feminists believe that women’s subordination is rooted in a set of customary and legal constraints. Such constraints block the women’s progress and success in the public world. Liberal feminist aims to show that as a human being the capacities of man and women are equal and it fights for the political, legal and economic equality for women.
However quotas can undermine essentialist beliefs by, allowing a women of into politics in sufficient numbers, therefore allowing both men and women to experience them as being capable in that arena, thus undermining the stereotypes. One of the reasons why few women put themselves forward for election is said to be a lack of female role models in politics. If legislated quotas can get a first number of women elected, more women will
In her work Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen is closely looking at the injustice done to women, and she is especially rejecting the idea of Marriage for money rather than love. Austen also did not agree that women should depend on men for economic-financial protection, thus as not to look kindly on patriarchy and the merging of interests of the upper class and middle class. Convenience marriage was common. Women were deprived of the freedom to earn or inherit money. So marriage for them was a safety net which will save them from a life of poverty and despair; thus, women felt that the only way to achieve social fulfilment was to compete on the marriage market, where Men were the buyers; women were the sellers.
This changes the perception of feminism as it highlights the necessity to alter the gender roles and gender identity. Additionally, Macdonald (2005), explains transgender individuals experience discrimination from their reassigned gender community and their previous gender community. For instance, women who transition to a man appear as though they are abandoning womanhood. Whereas, men who transition to become a woman are disregarded as truly being a woman who can participate in the feminist movement. This signifies the continued limited scope feminism abides under.
Women were considered to be were seen as politically incompetent and not able to think for themselves, thus excluding them from voting rights. As depicted in photos and illustrations from the Women’s Suffrage Movement, white women were primarily those fighting for rights, and white women did not care to include women of color in the battle. This is a result of institutional racism. The thought still existed that white people were superior to African Americans and white women feared that by including Black women, their claim would be renounced by politicians. Additionally, they asked only for voting rights and not equality because they feared that stance was too progressive and would also be denied.
Social opinion does not pay attention to the problem of the gender pay gap. On the one hand, some people think that the gender income gap does not even exist, and women should stop unnecessary complaints. Especially for Jennifer Lawrence, they attacked her for that a person with five or six income figures has no right to complain that her income is lower than that of other men. Another perspective is that it is vulgar to talk about money. For instance, Perry told Forbes that she believes women fear being considered heuristic.
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
e- Modern lifestyle: " Intolerance for early marriage, violence, infidelity" are big reasons that found to determinants of spinsterhood. Some women became spinster due to violence, which encourage them to be single, since some men have tends to violence. Another modern lifestyle is betrayal, for example intimate partner infidelity, that affected the marital decisions for same spinsters. This study shows that women reject the idea of marriage because the other side don’t believe that they can be the best at home and at work at the same time. ( Ntiomo and Abanihe, 2011).
Yet Pakistan is very unfortunate in educating women and comparatively lack basic female education. Due to inequality in education women’s of Pakistan suffer hence it can be inferred that without attaining gender equality the likelihood of acquiring development can be more challenging in Pakistan. In addition to it, educated women are more likely to take a lead in making informed choices in elections and their own personal matters as Muhammad Sabir a Pakistani economists, describes gender equality as majorly salient resource
In this age, where gender equality is a concept of importance, the debate has laid emphasis on the fact that women lack economic independence as enjoyed by men. The important role played by the laws of succession with regard to facilitating or impeding economic independence is generally ignored. Succession law deals with handling of property from one generation to another, and if they are gender biased then women lose a great chance of acquiring property in similar fashion as men and their economic independence is hampered. India is known for its multiplicity of personal laws (which also govern succession matters), hence succession laws are also very diverse in nature. Succession laws are classified in two groups: the first set of laws is religion based and ancient in time.