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DISHA SAPKALEParticipant@42dishaJuly 24, 2021 at 8:42 pm #33242
Sexism means not treating all the genders equally and discriminating against any gender. In our society, Sexism mostly affect girls and women. It also gets linked with gender stereotypes, gender inequality and gender roles. Utmost sexism may encourage sexual harassment, rape, sexual violence, abuse. At workplace, gender discrimination happens a lot between men and women because women don’t get equal pay with equal opportunities and they don’t get chance to have leadership like men. Companies should treat equally all the genders because everyone deserves the equal amount of respect at workplace. People usually follow the norms and culture when it comes to women. It always seen that women are mostly gets compared with men and when it comes to men people will rarely follow norms and cultural. Feminist author bell hooks explains that sexism will results disadvantage for women. In political domain, gender used as discrimination against women. Women gets 20% chance to have a job and they are paid 17% less compare to men. That’s why women gets affect from sexism more than men. Because men and women are not equally treated in our society. In that also transgender are the one who gets affect more than women because our society mentality is still not changed towards transgender people due to which they don’t get equal respect, treatment, opportunities and equal pay. In companies also transgender people gets very less chance to have an opportunity than men and women. Examples of gender discrimination such as Not having freedom to wear clothes of their choice, sexual harassment, domestic violence, female infanticide, female genital mutilation, child marriage, legal rights, reproductive rights, education and more. To prevent sexism, society need to understand that all the genders should get equal rights and equal opportunities. People should treat and respect everyone equally. By doing this atleast women will affect less from sexism.Manpreet SinghParticipant@manpreetJuly 27, 2021 at 10:02 am #33260
Sexism is associated with convictions about women’s and men’s essential character and position in society. Sexist hypotheses about women and men that appear as gender stereotypes may place one sex above another. Such hierarchical thought may be explicit and antagonistic, or unconscious, as unconscious bias. Sexism can harm everyone, but it affects women in particular. Sexism is linked to power because power is usually favored and the powerless are usually discriminated against. Sexism is also linked to stereotypes since discrimination is often founded on erroneous notions.
The current conversation inspired by #MeToo has thrown sexism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault into the worldwide spotlight, making finding answers to them all the more vital. Comparative analyses of this kind will strengthen the message that women’s experience in collective politics of violence is not isolated, but a result of the patriarchal institutional norms and norms established historically in the policy field. Women are often subject to mockery and humiliation to preserve the natural order of social dominance where men and men are the norm and are considered as “foreign interlopers.” Men working under a hegemonic system of laws were considered the proper skills, knowledge, and temperament for the establishment and maintenance of State institutions, whereas the majority of women — supposed to be illogical, fragmentary, and dependent — tended to be deprived of support positions.
Girls and boys are typically interiorized in sexual preconceptions regarding women and men, femininity and men, and connections between men and women. These concepts can be supported by the unequal school and societal conditions, which impede the social, economic, and cultural involvement and opportunities of women and girls, including the likelihood of unequal and abusive personal and professional contacts with men (including sexual assault, sexual harassment, and violence and control within intimate relationships).
These painful and perplexing sentiments can rise to a number of symptoms of trouble for young women. Internalized rage can lead to depression and other mental health concerns and behavior, such as eating disorders, alcohol, and drug misuse, and autodestruction. Teachers may note that certain young ladies are more relaxed in class, hesitant to speak, express or speak out, particularly in mixed-sex situations. They may resist participating in school activities and are reticent.Semantee ChattopadhyayParticipant@semantee03July 27, 2021 at 9:53 pm #33261
Sexism exists everywhere, it exists in the way we speak the words we write, the images we create, And the way we act. It impacts women differently and to a greater extent than men. It’s around us from childhood with boys and courage to run, jump and be active and girls pic socialized into passive pleasing ladylike behaviour. It hits out at us from bus stop advertising, magazine covers, toys, computer games or pictures posted on the wall at work. It’s there in the home where women still perform pharma unpaid work than men. It’s in the workplace where women are not and silenced, passed over for promotion, penalised for having a family. It exists each time a victim of sexual violence is told in court that she was asking for it. It’s present each time a sportswoman is portrayed as a wife and a mother or asked to conform to a girly stereotype and hurt sports achievements are downplayed. It’s there when girls drop out of sports because they are told they don’t have the right body. It exists when men who looked after the children are ridiculed. It exists every time politicians who are women are silenced by jokes or comments about their appearance. It spreads poison through social media with women and girls silenced and degraded through vicious, sexualised attacks. Sexism is not just an attack on women, it’s an attack on everyone. It leads to societies that are not safe for everyone to thrive with no space for diverse voices, talents or leadership. At worst it creates a climate that leads to violence and murder. Sexism isn’t a conscious thing. It comes from societal preprogram which we don’t know is happening. Sexism ruins intergender relationships. When we talk about this thing, we are met with disbelief and mistrust.PALAK KASHIVParticipant@palakAugust 6, 2021 at 6:43 pm #33334
Sexism is everywhere, sexism refers to biasness that happens with most of the female, in a lot of ways because those women are not able to get any opportunity from the society and it is something which not appreciated even females are also a responsible citizen of the country, they also want to be the breadwinner. We can see sexism in toys, employment opportunities, advertisements, and salary gap, etc. sexism is related to stereotypes which many blindly follow instead of breaking them. but we can deal with sexist behavior by speaking against it and treating everyone equally. Male dominance should end because they always like to have the upper hand in everything which is not right. According to research 80%, women has stated that they have to face mansplaining and man interruption, many women journalist have to face the verbal abuse if they raise their voice against the man. Women accept the violence which happens to them by their husbands because they have to save their image in society, if women are not happy with the men they have to show they are happy for the society we should put an end to this. sexism affects women but it can also affect the man and boys. Sexism is very harmful people need to see everyone equally and behave likely.Aditi SahuParticipant@aditiFebruary 12, 2022 at 8:58 pm #34122
Sexism basically means discrimination or different treatment based on sex or gender. Men and women both are equal victims of sexism when it comes to present day society. Sexism is the ideology that has led us to believe that professions are reserved for either men or women, and that in turn has made many industries male or female dominated. Even when a person wants to pursue a career that is traditionally dominated by the different sex than theirs, they have to think a million times of what will people say. This not only leads to dreams being shattered of thousands of people, it is also making it hard for us, as a society, to emerge as progressive and accepting.
Sexism is a very complex issue and has been in the picture for so long that it is now borderline impossible for it to be totally eradicated. What we can do is, take small steps. These small steps can start from the comfort of our homes, the next time your brother decides to wear pink, be supportive of him instead of telling him “pink isn’t for boys”. The next time you see your father cooking in the kitchen, thank him for making food instead of applauding him for “helping” your mother.038 deepika SinghParticipant@038-deepikaFebruary 17, 2022 at 12:50 pm #34153
Sexism is an ideology that believes that any gender most often women are inferior because of their sex. It exists in the way we speak, the words we write and the way we behave. It impacts women differently and to a greater extend than men. Sexism has been around us since childhood when boys are encouraged to act manly, be active and sporty while girls are told to act in gentle and ‘ladylike’ behaviour. It is there at our homes, where women’s work is still limited to the household chores and looking after her family. It is there at the workplaces where they are constantly underpaid and not given much heed. It is there when men are ridiculed for earning less than their wives. It is there when women are harassed at each and every step of their lives. It is there on social media, where heinous comments are passed on a girl whenever she posts anything. Sexism exists everywhere. It impacts both the genders, however the degree of impact for women is higher than men. It is high time we raise our voice and speak out every time anyone passes a sexist comment. Speak against it. Make them correct. Call it what it is.Afshan IqbalParticipant@afshanFebruary 18, 2022 at 1:39 pm #34244
Sexism is prejudice or discrimination typically against women. Sexism is basically stereotyping of females and it supports patriarchal norms. It is simply a disease that is persisting in our society. It is present among us in so many ways like a family being identified by a male and not a female and the concept that a man is supposed to work outside and be a breadwinner for the family while a woman should work inside and take care of the household. Women are not being recognized for their efforts in the workplace and not accepted as a leader/bosses.
In a household when a boy is born, he is expected to take an interest only in sports or careers like engineering, piloting, finance, etc. However, when a girl is born, she is likely to focus on learning how to cook or clean which sets a base that when she grows up all she has to do is work in the kitchen, take care of her family, and do household chores. Even if a girl is allowed to work outside it is limited to a certain parameter. She is stated to pursue teaching, nursing or to work in an environment where there is hardly any encounter with males. She is considered “too emotional and sensitive” for hard work. Similarly, when a boy wants to pursue higher studies, he has no restrictions in choosing his subjects or institution but with regard to a girl, it becomes a matter of debate whether or not she will be allowed to study further and even if she’s allowed where she will study so that she remains behind the curtains of the societal judgment. When it comes to the workplace, sometimes there are traces of women falling prey to misogyny. When men witness women doing better than them, they hardly accept a woman’s leadership and as a result, she is required to work in a tactful environment where her opinions do not matter as much. We often hear statements like “you’re a woman, so sit straight, talk politely, dress properly, don’t put your perspectives because nobody is going to listen to it” and what not! Women are considered either “too young or too old” for most things, for instance, a marriage where a man can decide whenever he wants to get married and nobody will judge him but when a woman decides to marry late, she gets a label. Women still have a night curfew and are expected to complete all the tasks before sunset because it is a preconceived notion that women cannot protect themselves and there’s an underlying stigma of being sexually assaulted if she stays out late for work or anything else. Sexism is everywhere, from your household to your workplace. Sexism is spread like a disease that we often ignore. Sexism is a dangerous disease to our society and it can only be treated if the society works together to make this world a place that believes in equality and empowerment of both genders uniformly.
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