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Women Discrimination

  • Date Submitted: 12/30/2013 07:25 PM
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Discrimination[->0] against female[->1] children has been a topic of debate. It has been a subject of concern and sociological significance. This subject raises the cultural aspects about the role of a female child in society, what her human rights[->2] are as a human being and a number of sensitive issues.This issue is important because there is nearly universal consensus on the need for gender equality[->3].[1] Gender based discrimination against female children is pervasive across the world. It is seen in all the strata of society and manifests in various forms.[2] As per the literature, female child has been treated inferior to male child and this is deeply engraved in the mind of the female child. Some argue that due to this inferior treatment the females fail to understand their rights. This is more predominant in India as well as other lesser developed countries. Sex selection of the before birth and neglect of the female child after birth, in childhood and, during the [teenage] years has outnumbered males to females in India and also in countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Korea.[2] There are 1029 women per 1000 men in North America[->4] [3] and 1076 women per 1000 men in EuropeHYPERLINK   \l "cite_note-4"[4][->5] but there are only 927 women per 1000 men in India.[5] These numbers tell us quite a harsh story about neglect and mistreatment of the female child in India. Women have a biological advantage over men for longetivity and survival, however, in spite of this there are more men than women.[1]HYPERLINK   \l "cite_note-girl_child-2"[2]HYPERLINK   \l "cite_note-6"[6] The figures above support that gender discrimination of female child is a basic facility area.
There are two main inequalities as pointed out by Amartya Sen[->6]: educational inequality and health inequality. These are the indicators of a woman’s status of welfare. In India[->7] irrespective of the caste, creed, religion and social status, the overall status of a...


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