Women And Women 's Rights

1176 WordsJul 31, 20155 Pages
Inequality It’s incredible how every country in this world has different customs and beliefs towards gender roles. In the United States, women began to fight for their freedom through the Women’s Right Movement in the 19th century. Through many obstacles and suffering, they accomplished voting rights, equal pay, reproductive rights, the right to run for political office, and much more. Sadly, not everyone believes that women should have equal rights as men. In the rural areas of India, due to the massive amount of population, poverty is extremely high which is affecting many people negatively, especially the women and young girls. The community is expressing Anti-female biased by committing violent acts against the women, giving then…show more content…
I am amazed at the fact that even though it is a tradition in India for women to serve men, a couple shown in the documentary work together and equally, which challenges society norms. Normally, it is difficult for village Indian woman to talk about sexual subjects due to the culture norms, such as, not being able to leave the house and covering their full body because they believe it is sacred, however, this have and will change. Gender inequality is expressed in India where women and girls do not have equal access to information and resources as men do. Throughout the documentary, I observed a great amount of inequality and discrimination based on gender and gender roles. Indian women and young girls are sadly mistreated, and neglected. For instance, young girls are forced to do manual labor as their bones are still forming, which is one of the causes of why Indian females have more fractures and severe back pain then males. Another reason why Indian women are abused is due to the massive amount of population causing criminal acts towards them to avoid human reproduction. Traditions and social norms remain extremely powerful in India, due to male dominance which empowers all. My perspective, based on this film would be conflict theory, which is a macro analytical view, as it looks at society as a competition for limited resources. One example shown in the video was when village women were not able to speak to male
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