The women are not only getting unequal pay for equal or more work but also they get only low skill jobs for which lower wages are paid.This is a major form of inequality on the basis of gender.
For example, as per the ancient Hindu lawgiver Manu: “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.
On any circumstances, she is not allowed to assert herself independently”The position of women as Manu is still the case in present modern day social structure.
In our religious beliefs, the women are considered as a goddess.
But we fail to recognize her as a human being first; we worship goddesses but on the other hand, we exploit the girls.
The root cause of gender inequality in Indian Society lies in its patriarchy system.
the system of patriarchy finds its validity and sanction in our religious beliefs, whether it is Hindu, Muslim or any other religion.
This shows that the education of girls is stopped after the 10 2 standard and parents are not spending much on their studies and that’s why they lack in the job market.
Not only in education, in case of family food habits, it is the male child who gets all the nutritious and choicest foods while girl child gets whatever is left behind after the male members have taken their meals or the food. Let’s hope and wish that our participative democracy, in times to come and with the efforts of both men and women, it would be able to found some solutions to the problem of gender inequality and would take us all towards our dream of a truly modern society in both thought and action.
This society is double-standards as far as our attitude towards women is concerned; our thoughts are different than our actions.
Gender is a socio-cultural term referring socially defined roles and behaviours assigned to ‘males’ and ‘females’ in a society.