Gender Inequality: Where does gender inequality come from?Is it religion that has caused us to treat men and women differently or does it come from the days when physical strength was much more...

Gender Inequality: Where does gender inequality come from?

Is it religion that has caused us to treat men and women differently or does it come from the days when physical strength was much more important for daily life than it is now?.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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Gender inequality began far back in history. Even for the cave men, duties were often divided by gender. Orginally, this idea was likely because the woman needed to produce children and to care for those children. Eventually, this led to the idea that women were not as capable of other jobs or duties. Women were treated as fragile beings that needed protection. At one point in time, women could not work. There was no job considered suitable for a respectable woman other than being a wife and mother. Eventually, societal ideals would change and women would begin to seek equality. Some religions do support the ideal of gender inequality. Some religions do not believe that a woman should be a church leader. Other religions believe that a woman should remain covered or wear special clothing. Obviously, the dominant religion of a society will effects its culture. It is difficult to say if religion or society at large is more responsible for gender inequality. While there are biological differences that support some of these ideas, many societies now believe that women are just as capable as men.
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jackskellington999 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

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Since man first begun, men have been considered- stronger,faster,harder-working than women(there are many more examples.)

In other words-me are usually considered "better for the job." Ok, it is true quite a lot of jobs do require men's abilities, but then again, looking at a different aspect, there are quite a few jobs aimed at women.

A question like this is one that brings up a range of viewpoints, but on this subject there can be no real evidence made.

For years, people have been trying to abolish inequality. Realistically, is this ever going to happen?

Men are needed in society, but then again so are women. Men and women should treat each other with respect and equality and accept that different jobs suit different geneders. This is one of the fairest ways of looking at it.

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