News For This Month: Activism

Why all Women Should Join Hands in Crossing the Existing Gender Gap

To people who have given some time to dig more into why women tend to be subordinated in the society, they may have noted that socialization to inferior tasks, behavior, and roles tends to start a very tender age. One would need to dig deep and learn that girls tend to be socialized into toy cars while girls are socialized into Barbie preparing them to take care of their children when they grow up. As they grow up, they tend to be shaped by what they should be doing, the field they should have interest in as well as industries they should venture in. One would also note that the recreational priorities for both men and women tend to differ due to their differing socialization. Girls tends to be trained differently especially when it comes to wearing of skirts while boys tend to be trained on putting on trousers allowing them to be more explorative. The society may have tried to blur these boundaries but deep within they still exist.

One would have easy time empowering other women where he or she has taken time to empower herself. In the same line, the more women play an active role in taking what best suits them as opposed to what best suits the societal definitions, the more change towards an equal future will be realized.

.more women are still caught up in the socialized perceptions even as they struggle towards achieving equality due to the subconscious beliefs they have accumulated over time. Women have also been socialized to speak less when in the company of men. One would be amazed to hear that women have had no control over the children they give birth to and also do not decide on the number of children they should give birth to.
Any woman would need to discover more on how to improve gender equality but would need to start by changing his or her own perceptions. One would need to be sure that he or she does not preach things he or she does not practice. Your parents may also have told you that girls are not supposed to play football. You may have been told that trousers are for boys and that you should play with Barbie. Through socialization, one is made to believe that some behaviors, tasks, and responsibilities are exclusively meant for girls and women. It would be essential to remember that children tend to be born without gender but the society tends to socialize it into them.