The Ideological And Psychological Hindrances For Women In Politics

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1. The ideological and psychological hindrances-- The ideological and psychological hindrances for women in entering parliament include the gender ideology, cultural patterns, and predetermined social roles assigned to women and men. Women’s lack of the confidence to stand for election is the biggest barrier. If somehow she is being convinced to participate in politics than their perception of politics as a ‘dirty’ game; never allow them to join it. Further The way in which women are portrayed in the mass media baricade the women to participate in decision making policies.

Political Problems---

Figure 7.7 Political Problems

1. The nature of Politics-----The nature of politics is an important cause prohibiting the women in politics.
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Wrong Social and Cultural values-----It is generally accepted by a majority of the people, both male and female, that the women's role is in the home. Women are considered ignorant when it comes to matters of any real importance. When they are constantly being told that they are not intelligent enough to participate in politics, it is no wonder that they lose their confidence. Women are generally encouraged to believe that politics is too much complicate for them to understand and so it is best left to men. They should stay at home, cooking and cleaning and bringing up and taking care of children. Women with an inclination to achieve something in life might be encouraged to take up a soft and 'feminine' job. There is no doubt that this scenario is gradually changing. But still if we will compare the percentage of women participation in another field in comparsion to politics, it not as much of as in the …show more content…
Backwardness-- Patriarchy as a system, an ideology and practice impacts in different ways on the lives of women wherever they are. Patriarchal attitudes become so embedded in our society that they are taken as natural. Even where there is supposed equality, these attitudes tend to prevail. Socio- cultural norms and religious misinterpretations are used frequently for challenging and reinterpreting women’s rights and create insecurity and discrimination for women. And even though women have equal political rights to participate as voters and as representatives, in reality they can be actively discouraged to do so. The patriarchal society enforces rules and laws in such way that affect and shattered the self-confidence of women which limit their access to resources and information and consequently keep them in a lower status than

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