Gender Identity And Women 's Rights On The Grounds Of Political, Social, And Economic Equality

1206 Words Oct 29th, 2014 5 Pages
Male and female are the two gender identities/ideals that we have been living with for as long as we’ve known. Not until recently have people started looking at gender, sexual identity and feminism differently. In the past, anyone who claimed they were neither male nor female was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) or more commonly known as Gender Dysphoria. Today, gender can be seen as a spectrum, with more than two opposing ideals to many. Gender roles, feminism are all portrayed differently from cultural perspectives. Feminism is defined as the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
In Thailand, Sikhism is one of the religions that recognized the plight of women in society. Guru Nanak was amongst the pioneers who steer headed the idea that men and women are equal. In that essence, they are allowed to lead religious gatherings and worship practices. The religion tries to explore the interrelationship between the two genders whereby; a man takes birth from a woman and at the same time a woman is born from man’s seeds. However, despite all the effort to by Sikh religion to alleviate discrimination against gender, it has struggled to achieve gender equality. This is in the essence that as much as women take roles in religion leadership and teachings, men still dominate in other senior roles in the communities. This revert us back to our earlier query, is feminism and gender equality the same. Would we be right…

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