They have crossed the gender barrier and have proved that there isn’t a standard that women won’t live up to and surpass. Sometimes men think that they know more than women and that the women should listen to everything that they say. But as we are all human and no one is perfect, men also have flaws. A man and woman should be assessed as individuals and not based on their genders. The biases that are placed on men and women alike make it hard to come into a place of individuality and do what they love or be who they truly are.
Gender equality does not mean that men and women become equal, it means that they are entitled to have access to the same opportunities for education, employment, financial independence (UNFPA 2013), and that they share the responsibility for the home and child care. It is important to have a level playing field in relation to social institutions such as employment, law and education. As it is only then will women gain equality, the same treatment and rights that men get. It is more important for ethnic women and indigenous women as these demographic types suffer even more than the typical "western woman"(Gen 14 2013, p.13). Looks play a major part for these women as does the language barrier.
Believing sexism will go away without putting major changes in place, is not a reality. Sexism blatantly exists in the work place. Obvious (and most common) examples of this would be: women are often paid less than their male counterparts for the same position, men often receive rapid job promotions in comparison to women and women are usually the targets of gender based harassment. Women frequently struggle with the lack of pay they receive, in comparison to their male counterparts. A woman working in the same job as a man will usually earn less, despite the fact that she may have the same or better training, education, and skills required for the job ("Study Shows Female Managers in Britain Earn Less than Men, and Equality Could Be 57 Years Away."
This limited the employees’ influence on policies and organization process. This became a problem with the reward and promotion process. Promotions are awarded to employees with exceptional performance evaluation. There was an implied rule that the employee must be willing to move across stores, districts, or regions as required. This put women at a disadvantage because they would not be able to pick up and move as easily as men.
There are four types of Sex discrimination. Direct discrimination: treating someone less favourably because of their actual or perceived sex, or because of the sex of someone with whom they associate. An example of this could be not employing a woman purely because of her gender. Indirect discrimination: can occur where there is a policy, practice or procedures that applies to all workers, but particularly disadvantages workers of a particular sex. For example, a requirement that job applicants must be six feet tall could be met by significantly fewer women than men.
Bathrooms, Is male and female bathrooms necessary We live in a segregated world. Many things are segregated the jobs that are allocated, our actions and the behaviors we portray to the world are all segregated in terms of our genders and the gender roles that which are accepted by our society as norms. Such genders that which hare central to our western societies are males and females, thus we as, people living in a predominantly heterosexual system are in turn favorable to the division of roles each gender is allocated, weather this is done consciously or unconsciously. Male and females or masculine and feminine; The segregation of gender and sex is often in many circumstances often trumps the segregation of race and class, that is not to say that the issues of race and class is not important, but that sex is often a defining factor and most often the first distinction we looks at when deciding simple to complex thoughts and impressions. One significant separation of sexes, which we encounter on a daily bias, which have become normalized that it is not questioned is the segregation of bathrooms.
But, now that has all changed, there really is no surprise that some people still hold the traditional views. The answer to the question, will men and women always is treated differently? It could be as simple as a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. For example, the two sexes have different weight, shape, size and anatomy which may make them better suited for a certain job. Some would argue that refusing someone a job for that reason is discrimination but an employer has to pick the person best suited.
This is irrespective of individual needs or preferences. This is direct discrimination against women living in the care home, on the grounds of sex. Indirect discrimination: Occurs when a rule or policy that applies equally to everybody is more restrictive for people from a certain group. Example :A social care organisation does not accept someone as a client because they are a disabled person with a particular mental health condition.A service provider must not do something to you which has (or would have) a worse impact on you and on other people who share a particular
‘Making a Nation out of Words’ Words may seem nondescript but they actually shape the thinking of generations, cultures and in turn nations. Reiteration of such rhetoric phrases which are non-committal for its users, however; they have immense negative connotations for the people they are intended for. Pakistan being a male dominated society regards females as subordinate and an inferior . This gender bias reflects in our use of language. “Hum ne choorian toh nahi pehni Hui” (We are not wearing bangles) is one such commonly used phrase which completely represents the idea of femininity being regarded as an abuse in the society particularly in the political community.
The newer laws on women have been implemented but they are not strong enough. Women are still molested by strangers and physically abused. The women are being targeted as the society has set the women to be physically and financially weaker than men. If this idea was not there, and women were honored and secured from men who believe in this, maybe our society would have been safer as women who are a big part of society would have been safe. The changing of this ideology would lead to a better status and respect of women in this society thus men would still not harass the women.