Gender And Gender Inequality In Society

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Gender refers to the state of being male or female and the characteristics attributed to each category. These features are socially ascribed and constructed such as norms, relationships, and roles of men and women groups. They vary from one society to another, and they are changeable though there lays some form of general similarity. People are typically born either male or female and based on their sex they are taught the standard and behaviors that are appropriate and socially accepted such as how they should carry themselves in workplaces, communities, and household as well as how to interact with the opposite gender. When people do not fit in the set ways and do not conduct themselves within the confines of the set boundaries, they are stigmatized and face discrimination from their communities and households.
Gender inequality has been a persistent issue over the years and has also crippled development to a certain extent. Women together
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Up until recently women were engaged in sports that were considered sensitive and soft such as tennis and volley ball. Sports activities such as football are considered manly sports which women should not engage in. Even with the enlightenment that modern times have brought there still remains a large distinction between women and men’s sporting activities with the main and widely followed sports being those that men engage in such as football. Some colleges do not allow women to be involved in sports such as football most of the time they become cheerleaders for the football teams which is considered a feminine role. It would be unthinkable to have a woman coach in such manly teams since the role is ascribed to belong to men alone. Thus the sports arena remains to be an area that needs more growth and adjustments to involve women equally in the main sports as well as consider their sporting activities to be equally

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