Gender bias refers to a person receiving different treatment based on the person’s real or perceived gender identity. 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. Gender baisness 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 homes, where women’s work is still limited to the household chores and looking after their family. It is there at the workplaces where women 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’s high time we make people aware of their rights and privileges and bring an end to gender bias. But how can we do so? Education. Education alone can bring a lot of change in a person’s lifestyle. Education can help a person to be aware of the rights and laws which are made to protect them. It is fact that an educated person is more likely to speak against being a victim of gender bias than an uneducated one.