Gender In South Asia

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Development, urbanization and nation-building have indeed affected the gender positions and change notions of gender in various ways and levels. However, it is not right to say that these factors have totally changed the notions of gender South Asia, but instead it has only improved the situation by a small margin as compared to the past as gender inequities continues to persist in South Asia. In order to totally get rid of the gender inequality, a greater voice and power of women would be needed in the political aspect to take part in making decisions for the society and its country. Notions of gender have been defined and portrayed in two generalised and vivid ways. These include how women are usually associated with having feminine traits…show more content…
The society had a fixed idea and mindset where the women who migrated and lived in the city were outside of their homes, were non-controlled, modern and had lost their innocence. On the other hand, women who stayed to live in the rural areas remained within their homes and their passivity and innocence portrayed them as moralized women and still adhered to their traditions and maintained a sense of control. This disparity ultimately led to a rise of a stigma against those women who had moved to the city. People had a perception of the these rural spaces where the women worked at as a “love zone” or a “city of whores”, implying that they assumed that these working women were working as prostitutes or sexual workers…show more content…
This is because women, especially those who are married and have children, are still expected to complete their “responsibilities” as a women during the hours that they are not working. This has resulted in women having to work “double-shifts” in the sense where once they have ended their shift at their workplaces, they would have to start their “second shift” once they reached their homes. These “second shifts” consisted of the working women to carry out their household chores and taking care of their children, according to the “rules” that have been implemented by the society in South Asia. Thus, urban women tend to be more doubly disadvantaged as they are expected to juggle between nurturing a family and also earning an income for the

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