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Gender Equality in India

  • Date Submitted: 12/08/2014 01:27 AM
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GENDER MEANING—The term "Gender" has more than one valid definition. In ordinary speech, it is used interchangeably with "sex" to denote the condition of being male or female.
The World Health Organization (WHO), for example, uses "gender" to refer to "the socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women".
EQUALITY MEANING---- The state or quality of being equal.
Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.
Gender inequality refers to the obvious or hidden disparity between individuals due to gender. Gender is constructed both socially through social interactions as well as biologically.
Gender inequalities often stem from social structures that have institutionalized conceptions of gender differences.
Gender Inequalities refers to the obvious or hidden disparities among individuals based on the performance of gender. This problem in simple term is known as Gender Bias which in simple terms means the gender stratification or making difference between a girl and a boy i.e. a male or a female. In making biasness among the gender India has 10th rank out of 128 countries all over the world which is shameful for us . But this problem is increasing although government has banned the pre-natal sex examination. In India (in the older times) this problem is mainly seen in the rural areas because many rural people think that the girl child is burden on them. But now this is also being seen in the urban areas i.e. in offices, institutions, schools and in society.
Gender inequality can further be understood through the mechanisms of sexism. Discrimination takes place in this manner as men and women are subject to prejudicial treatment on the basis of gender alone. Sexism occurs when men and women are framed within two dimensions of social cognition
Gender roles that are created in childhood spread throughout life and help to structure...

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