The Importance Of Gender Inequality

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“I think the day we stop thinking us or others as a man/woman while following our goals. That’s the day we can really rise up to quality”. Multiple decades have passed since we are talking about ‘Equality’. The social media is flooded with equality quotes and stories. Everybody seems to be talking about it, why it is essential, why it is important for society and so on. One of the most notable manifestations of inequality worldwide is Gender Inequality. It is very important for a society to go side by side irrespective of gender, caste, etc. The strong feminist movement started and a need was felt to amendment the laws in such a manner that women could come on an equal footing with men. The atrocities demonstrated the day to day basis sufferings…show more content…
There is need that the opinions, policies, social institutions and society as a whole should stop distinguishing between male and female genders. Sex should not be considered as a legitimate basis to distinguish roles in society. We require a kind of society where equality will be embraced in its deep roots and in true sense. Malala Yousafzai quoted that, ‘I raise up my voice not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.’ It is not fair and just to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and then raise voice for equality. Equality will not go along with Gender…show more content…
You have to be a man officially to rape, and a woman to officially get raped. The section clearly discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation and doesn’t recognize men as a rape victim. Male rapes can be prosecuted and criminalized under Section 377. The Section brings consensual homosexual activity under its purview. If a man gets raped and a gay couple having sex will be consider as same and will fall under the same category. The law is in such a bizarre condition that the laws are not capable of distinguishing between the private intimate acts and heinous crimes. There is a need that rape should be defined irrespective of gender inequalities. Rape should cover both male and female rapes. Certain actions were taken by the government to amend the law to make rape a gender neutral crime. However, it was opposed by certain groups. The grounds for such opposition were that female rape was somehow different and that ‘there is physicality in the definition of rape and there is use of power’. When people talk about male rape the very first thing that comes to their mind is he might have asked for it or he might have enjoyed it. There are people who believe that such a crime doesn’t exist. It is assumed that there are ‘unmanly’ because they got raped. Rape irrespective of genders causes grief agony, mental torture, societal pressure, pain and intense sufferings. Rape is rape whether the victim was of male
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