Social Problem—Gender inequality-Zhiyue Liu (William)
Gender inequality is one of the most serious problems in the world today. Gender inequality is defined that men and women are not equal and that gender affects an individual’s living experience. These differences arise from distinctions in biology, psychology, and cultural norms. The problem of inequality between men and women in India has always existed.
India not only has an ancient civilization, it is also one of the fastest growing countries in the world today, but the development of ancient civilization and economy has not ensured the status and rights of women. In today’s world, the social status of women in India is very low. Inequalities such as rape, abandonment of baby girls, child marriage, and polygamy has been occurring. For thousands of years, Indian women are suffering from these barbaric acts, and they have never disappeared because of the advancement of the times.
The main cause of inequality between men and women in India is the oppression of women by religion. Brahmin is the origin of Hindu, and the created the caste system. It is mainly divided into three levels: Brahmin (for sacrificial profession), Kshatriya (mainly tribal military leader samurai), Vaisha (civilian engaged in various production activities), and the original Dasa became the Sutra (Slave-based). In the late Vedic period, Brahmanism matured, and women were more oppressed. The Brahminism has established a pope that is superior to males and females, and believes that the nature of women is sinful and will lead to the degradation of men. Women are not allowed to participate in religious activities and their social status has plummeted.
In addition, the caste system is another yoke imposed on women. To keep the caste’s internal blood pure, child marriage is permitted in society, and widows are to be buried. In addition to the caste system, inter caste marriages are also allowed, and men of higher castes are allowed to marry women of lower castes. Therefore, many low caste families with daughters can only hope to marry high caste men in order to change their social status. Thus, this undoubtedly makes women’s social status humble.
In short, the social problem of gender inequality in India needs to be resolved quickly. I also hope India and any other countries in the world will make positive changes in gender inequality.