Gender And Gender Inequality

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Long time ago, parents tended to invest on their sons rather than their daughters. In the past, most of boys went to school, and girls stayed home. At that moment, the women were not treated equally because they did not go outside to work. The women only stayed home to take care of children and do housework, so they depended on their husband financially. Nowadays people have still treated one another differently based on group identity, especially when it comes to gender appearances. Gender inequality has been happening around the world, it still occurs at some careers, workplaces, and at home. Culture has a great impact on gender inequality in some developing countries. For instance, Vietnamese people like to have more sons rather than daughters because they believe in “raising a daughter is like watering your neighbors’ garden,” and raising a daughter as “ploughing someone else’s field” (Jayachandran, 2014, p. 11). In Vietnam, parents usually invest more on their sons rather than daughters because the sons play a significant role in religious rituals. Jayachandran (2014) reported that “sons will carry on the family name or widows wanting to retain family land also make the first son especially valuable” (p.14). Therefore, the sons are valued in my family. I still remember when I was a child, I saw my mother tried to be pregnant several times to have baby boys. However, she had only one boys, and four girls accidently. When I was a little, I noticed the gender was
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