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Gender inequality in India



Equality is an essential fundamental right of every human, however, it is found that this only goes by words but not in action in the society under the disguise of Civilization, Culture, Caste, Creed, Community, Gender, etc. The consequences of gender inequality are the most common forms of inequality, we shall try to explore ways to establish this fundamental right in our society together through this blog. I believe this will help us to be more responsible and accountable to build a better society for the days to come.


Gender inequality in everyday life :




Gender inequality is observed in multiple forms like disparity in pay, sex-selective abortion, gender-centric laws, provision of opportunities to study, approval of family to pursue higher studies, etc. are some of the many forms of discrimination. It is to be noted that most of these affect women and therefore require a much stronger system in place that would allow them to overcome these challenges faced by them in their lifetime.

Gender inequality against men:





Inequality against men is not caused directly or willingly, however, in an attempt to protect women from the discrimination and problems that they face from various sources some laws have been made which are gender-specific (rape laws which were and continue to be for the most part directed or in favour of women) these one-sided laws result in disastrous consequences to anyone affected by them as their social, economic development is hindered and is seen as a flaw in their character for the rest of their life.


Gender inequality against women:





Women face gender inequality through multiple sources however small these may appear to be, the result of prolonged exposure to discrimination is disastrous to the mental health of the woman. Among many forms of discrimination faced by women they can be broadly classified into:


1) Denial of opportunity: This is mostly observed in terms of education and career perspective and the usual people involved in this are the members of the family of the woman.

2) Pay based on work hours: It is observed in many places that women are paid significantly less than men for the same amount of work/number of work hours.

What can we do against gender inequality?

Gender inequality has been brought to an end to a large extent, however, most of the population still fails to recognize that both genders are equal. To change this, we need change not in the actions of people but rather in the thought process of people. Thoughts indeed influence actions however the opposite is not true. To change the mindset of people towards such sensitive issues we need to convey these messages at a micro/small scale to achieve this. We may require some more time but India as a developing country is transforming as a superpower in the world is capable of overcoming these challenges.


Conclusion:




India is a young developing country that will eventually transform as a superpower and will certainly overcome these challenges over the years to come to make it a better place to live.

This transformation is only possible with the matured thought process of young minds like most of us in society. This change should start at a young age, schools shape people for who they are and will be so the use of phrases like ‘crying like girl’/’boys are strong’ etc result in an early feeling of discrimination we have to take steps against such minute yet extremely influential practices in the society. In the long run, it will be the responsibility of everyone to treat everyone equally being a citizen of this country.


--- JAI HIND ---


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