Gender Inequality In Today’s Society (Women)
Gender Inequality In Today’s Society (Women)

Gender Inequality In Today’s Society (Women)

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Background of Information

According Kabeer, (2005), Gender inequality can be described as t h e disparity of status, power and treatments between members of the society such as men and women. Although there is ignorance and unwillingness to acknowledge existed of gender inequality, it remains a reality that today it exists in the United States. Gender inequality problems have been spreading through communities for many years. This have been brought about by problem of unequal employment opportunities. In this case the root causes of employment problems needs to be revealed and understand sociological factors that prevents women from getting similar benefits, wage rates and job opportunities to their male counterparts (Kabeer, 2005).

Many studies shows that women have raised up to become mothers hence they have been forced to stay home and take care to their children. Historically women have been claimed to be man’s property, they had no voting rights, they had right to own property and they could not take part of a jury (Walby, 2005). The society had historically shaped by men. Researchers argue that in nineteen fifties women were not even supposed to own credit cards. Policy-makers in the society have been consistently males and therefore the biasness that exists in the society are reflected to be as a result of


male dominance (Walby, 2005).

Though there is equality between men and women in the population, there exists dominant inequality in the rights of women. The treatment of boys and girls in many societies and families are unequal where girls are disproportionately lack opportunities, face privation and get lower levels to invest in their nutrition, health and education. In most societies men have been given more power that women and this violates human rights (Lorber, 2010).Gender discrimination as are result of leads early child marriages, sexual violence, coercion, sexual trafficking as well as female genital cutting.

Over decades of years, gender inequality has touched all spheres in life almost all over the world. First is gender inequality in families in which male and female have different roles where women roles are considered lesser (Yodanis, 2004). Men are the heads of the family and work outside the household for paid workforce while women are the heart of family and are expected to stay at home to take care of the family. Second is inequality in education where women in developing countries are less educated compared their male counterpart to men (Lorber, 2010). Investment in education is the only effective way to eradicate poverty and encourage sustainable development. An educated woman has knowledge, she is confident and has information required to be better parent, worker and citizen. Therefore educating girls is the most important investment society can make (Yodanis, 2004).

Third is women inequality in decision making in which women are not recognized and involved in decision making process hence they have no power to make decision over the men. The other sphere of life in which gender inequality is witnessed is inequality in the workplace. Although women contribute a lot to th

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economy of the country, this has been considered as their reproductive role and they are prevented from participating in public life which covers all forms of paid work (Walby, 2005).

Research Questions
1. What are the effects of gender inequality in firm’s decision making?
2. What are the effects of gender inequality in the workplace?
3. What are the effects of gender inequality in the family leadership?

Research method Description

The research has employed descriptive research method. Descriptive method has three methods which includes observational methods, survey methods and case study methods (Sandelowski, 2000). The researcher used a case study design in which independent variable is looked in order to determine the interactive effect to the dependent variables. A case study on gender in equality is taken which involves in-depth investigation of various groups which helps researcher to draw valid conclusions on research questions. A case study approach is also important as it enables the researcher to relate real life situations of gender inequalities with empirical results and theoretical knowledge (Sandelowski, 2000).

Expected outcomes and perspectives of the research

The study outcomes expected are that women have been neglected as per as decision making is concerned. Gender inequality has over many years undermined women and they are not allowed to make ruling the men hence they cannot make decisions in the society (Kabeer, 2005). Theoretical studies showed that women’s decision making power is not recognized in the societies. This can be viewed from the perspective of women considered as minors while men are not.

The study also expects outcomes that women have been discriminated in the workplace. Women are not allowed to make decisions, take senior positions in the workplace and possess authority over the men. Women are also not given extra responsibilities as well as extra duties. In some societies women are not allowed to participate in any paid employments but rather stay home and take care after the children (Yodanis, 2004).

Finally, women have no power in their families hence they are treated unequally to their male counterparts. In most cases they have no choice over the number of children they should have. As well they cannot choose whether to give birth or not (Lorber, 2010).


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