Inequality Among Minorities

1076 WordsJun 18, 20185 Pages
Here I am three weeks away to complete this semester and I am required to write about a particular social problem that has affected my immediate or extended family. My first thought was: I do not have any social problem in my family. However, I was completely wrong. Everything started when forty five years ago I was born. Everyone was hoping for a boy. Ultimately, that was the tradition; the first child must be a boy… Surprise, I was a girl. As I write this essay, I started to remember what my aunt used to tell me when she was asked about my father’s first reaction. She said: “Your daddy went to meet you; he entered the room with a big smile, but soon it faded.” Why? I asked. He was not happy because he wants you to be a boy, she replied.…show more content…
Yes, we can. I am a human being, not an object. I am biologically a woman; I am not inferior. My own brother prohibited his wife to talk to me because I inspire women to revolt. In addition, I refused to learn how to cook, clean and work around the house; anyhow there was always a maid or my mother doing it for me. It is easy and common to find the problem and to talk about it; we all become experts. However, I believe this is a waste of time if it does not end with practical solutions and an action plan. This is my action plan; it is called EQUAL and stands for Education, Quality of life, Unity, Address, Liberty. 1. Education starts at home. Parents must stop teaching gender differences. Instead, they will focus on gender equality; we all are the same; we all are human beings. We have biological differences mainly in our reproductive apparatus and hormones. Right s and responsibilities are the same. Men and women are equally capable to perform a wide variety of tasks. Parents will encourage and assist their children to maximize their skills regardless their gender. 2. Quality of Life. Every person is capable to fulfill his/her own needs. Maslow’s (1943, 1954) hierarchy of needs model includes: a. Biological and Physiological needs – air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep. b. Safety needs – protection from elements, security, order, law, limits, stability, and freedom from fear. c. Social needs – belongingness, affection and love, -from work group, family,
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