Gender Equality

Are Social Practices Catalyzing the Soaring Phenomenon of Gender Roles?

Gender roles expect girls to marry a man of their parents’ choice and if they don’t, they are labelled as characterless or disobedient. Boys are expected to follow the footsteps of their fathers. If a man has worked day and night to build his business, his son is bound to take over. His son cannot be an artist or a soldier, but a businessman just like his father. Boys are taught to be perfect, to earn a higher income, to feed a family, and protect his family.

Are Social Practices Catalyzing the Soaring Phenomenon of Gender Roles?

Brown Culture Victim

Smoking is injurious to health”. Like everyone else, I believed it to be true but I often questioned myself that “why did they always show men smoking in the ad and not women?” Or “is smoking gender specific?”. I did not dare ask this question from my parents because some things do not have room for discussion in brown culture, especially coming from a girl.

Brown Culture Victim

Feminism - Cultures, Stories & Change

I deserve to get equal education rights as any boy, and I deserve to get equal wages as my male counterparts. It is about receiving equal status and social respect as any other fellow. Sadly, many women in different parts of the world aren’t getting those rights. Feminism isn’t about man-hating, and if you think “why do we need feminism?”, then look at our community where girls are sexually harassed, a three year old girl is getting raped, a wife is suffering acid attacks from her husband because he didn’t like her face.

Feminism - Cultures, Stories & Change