Essay On Gender Inequality In India

2418 Words 10 Pages
Gender Inequality in India
“Gender inequality refers to unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. It arises from differences in socially constructed gender roles as well as biologically through chromosomes, brain structure, and hormonal differences.” This type of inequality is seen almost everyday in many everyday lives but mostly in the workplace. Gender roles have drastically changed since the 1900s but they are still not where women want them to be. There is still discrimination over a woman being able to handle a job with a lot of pressure and needed authority over their workers. Another issue is when men do not respect women enough to listen and follow their orders the same way they would if a man of higher
…show more content…
An example of this type of this treatment can be when the Hindu law maker said “Women are supposed to be in the custody of their father when they are children, they must be under the custody of their husband when married and under the custody of her son in old age or as widows. In no circumstances she should be allowed to assert herself independently”. This expresses how a woman 's status in India is far below those of a man. Her rights are demolished and she has no freedom of speech just and only because she is a women. If that human being was a man they would be able to speak however they please and say whatever they want to a woman because they are seen as the better sex. Women in India are not allowed to make decisions independently. They must agree with the decisions of their husbands and they have no room or right for any exceptions or input of their own on the topic in which the decisions are being made. Even marriage is not these women 's decisions. It is considered normal for a father to have his daughter married off at an early age. They play no role in who they marry because their opinions are considered unvaluable compared to a male of higher authority such as their father. Her mother would not partake in the choosing of her future husband because even …show more content…
Female infanticide is the act of killing a female baby or letting her starve to death due to her gender. It is an expression in India that raising a daughter is like “watering the neighbor 's plants.” This expression is commonly used because a female leaves her family origin and are considered temporary members of their new family so the male would be paying to raise a child of an unwanted sex and that is seen as bad. Female feticide is the selective abortion of female fetuses. In India the sex ratio of males to females has dropped to less than about 8000:1000. Females are already facing the harsh inequality in India and then they some are even denied the right to be born. Aborting female fetuses is both practical and socially acceptable in India. Female feticide is driven by many factors, but mostly by the idea of having to pay a dowry to the future bridegroom of a daughter. While a son can offer security to their families in old age, daughters are showed and seen as a social and economic burden. Sons can also perform the rites for the souls of deceased parents and ancestors. Gender detection technologies have been used more often, allowing the selective abortions of female babies to proliferate. Female feticide is a penal offence so there are acts in place to attempt to abolish this disgusting crime against women. While abortion is legal in India, it is a crime to abort a pregnancy solely because the fetus is

Related Documents