Anushka Sharma wrote that the gender of the child doesn’t make anyone privileged. The only ‘privilege’ is that one has the opportunity to raise a boy in a way that he respects a girl.
Don’t office cultures need to adapt to the needs of women who go to work? And not the other way round, with women sacrificing their bodily requirements to fit themselves into a cutthroat field?
Women on stage are bogged down by pressures of being judged for the way they look, dress, and talk, because “the ingrained bias is that women are not funny,” Aishwarya Mohanraj says.
We are continually encountering people who choose equalism over feminism even though they are both the same thing. There are claims that point towards the fading of unequal opportunities. Did the world suddenly become the same for men and women?
Do you know that in 18 countries, husbands can legally stop their wives from working?
Research clearly shows that gender biases are both real and costly to organizations.
What’s the point of being handed the mic, or given a podium to express our opinion, if our voices aren’t being heard?
No matter how progressive/woke/open-minded/tolerant we might be (or try to be), we too judge people based on their gender.
Recently, there was a tweet which was catching a lot of attention for talking about this issue. Dr Pragya Agarwal who is a behavioural and data scientist spoke about how her three-year-old was told off in class for carrying her favourite book for her circle time.
Credentials and capability should be centre stage in the workplace, not gender, says Valli Arunachalam.
Biases are formed due to parental or societal conditioning. They are governed by our cultural norms.
The question then is, are we the only parents who are trying desperately to break out of gender stereotypes? The answer is no, we have a small and dedicated tribe to call our own and we all are trying to raise gender-neutral kids if not feminist sons.