How Social Prejudice Affects Our Society

1335 WordsJan 16, 20176 Pages
I used to believe that equality in our society today literally means that everyone should be equal. Everyone should have the exact same things and state as everyone else; no more, no less. But in the world today, the variables required for equality simply do not exist, and striving for equality is a futile effort based upon the idea that it is moral to seek it even if it cannot be obtained. Instead of finding actual solutions to the problem, we find ourselves in an infinite loop of segregation, and fight the same battles re-skinned to the new age time and again. And thus, our society has come to the conclusion that those who do not look like everyone else, or talk like everyone else, or believe what everyone else does, are wrong. We have…show more content…
Sanitation does not earn votes, and most of the Indian population do not see the need for sanitation – they have been practicing open defecation for centuries and have little desire to change. I used to consider that toilets are omnipresent. They are entrenched in our lives. Especially in the developed world, where free public bathrooms seem to be a human right. It is irrational to think that some people will go their whole lives never really thinking about toilets. Some people will never veer off the path and defecate anywhere that is not a latrine. This issue over open defecation concerned me a lot. Additionally, Orissa is a very conservative state, in a very conservative country, and it is generally considered that a female’s place is in the home. In many villages, women will not leave the house except to carry out essential tasks like fetch water or firewood, and even then they will cover their faces entirely with a sari. Women have very limited control over land and other productive assets. This inequality in property rights directly contributes to their low status in the society. These problems are chiefly governed by the lack of social equity, inclusion, gender equity and sustainability. In my community, people below poverty line have to suffer from poor-quality solutions, and every member does not have equal access to same facilities and opportunities. This exclusion
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