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  • Adrita Chakraborty

    Gender barriers still incite problems in households and workspaces. Societal stereotypes and assumed gender specific roles contribute to a communication gap between all people. Women have assigned roles in society that exacerbate to the gender divide; it is important to remember, however, that not all women fit into a labeled category.
    How does this assumption affect women?
    Stereotypes about gender can cause unequal and unfair treatment because of a person’s gender. This is called sexism. There are four basic kinds of gender stereotypes:
    Personality traits — For example, women are often expected to be accommodating and emotional, while men are usually expected to be self-confident and aggressive.
    Domestic behaviors — For example, some people expect that women will take care of the children, cook, and clean the home, while men take care of finances, work on the car, and do the home repairs.
    Occupations — Some people are quick to assume that teachers and nurses are women, and that pilots, doctors, and engineers are men.
    Physical appearance — For example, women are expected to be thin and graceful, while men are expected to be tall and muscular. Men and women are also expected to dress and groom in ways that are stereotypical to their gender (men wearing pants and short hairstyles, women wearing dresses and make-up.

    History of Gender based roles:
    Experts often discuss the origin of gender roles — while many attribute them to biological factors, others point out that it all comes from sociological aspects. Whatever may be the case, it’s clear that gender roles as we know them today mostly originated during the Victorian era.
    The Victorian era, which comprises most of the 19th century, was characterized by strong ideas regarding the roles of each gender in society. Women were expected to stay at home, taking care of the private sphere. While the men went out and handled the finances and the public spheres. Eventually everyone started resisting the Victorian era stereotypes and adapted new values. One of the key element in the history of gender stereotyping is Marxism, which is the cornerstone of many postmodern philosophies. Marx, in his theory, saw all humans as equal, without regard for gender or class
    Gender inequality in modern era:
    However the evolution of technology, some stereotypes never seize to go extinct. Stereotypes like ‘Women belong in the kitchen’; ‘Domestic Chores ‘; ‘Masculinity’; still exists.
    It may seem that the small changes are making no difference or development of human race has come to a halt, through a constant battle against gender roles, society may one day be able to break free of harmful stereotypes imposed on both men and women.

    Humaira Khalid1261 pol-Socio
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    Breaking barriers, embracing diversity: Challenging assumed gender roles for a more inclusive society.Gender justice matters a lot.Gender equality is not just a goal; it’s a necessity for a thriving and progressive Society.At its core, gender equality means breaking down societal barriers and norms that limit opportunities based on gender. It means empowering women and girls by providing them with equal access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. It also means challenging harmful stereotypes and biases that perpetuate inequality and discrimination.

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