We tend to be sexist so what to do about it?

Found this from Crosstalk:

Introduce policies that would bring about gender equality

People tend to internalize the things they learn from older generation, books, social norms and expectations that are seen to correspond with their sexes, which I believe, in turn lead to a vicious cycle of gender inequality in the society.

With the evolution of time, the way men and women today are perceived is certainly changing, especially amongst the younger generation. However, there still exists a socially created division that categorizes men and women as having distinct identities and social roles. Men and women are not only perceived to be different, but also unequal in terms of power, prestige, and social stature.

This disparity that has been ingrained in people’s mindset, I understand, is not going to be eradicated overnight. Nevertheless, we can start by not only educating people and introducing gender related topics in schools, but also enforcing policies in recruitment, and having equitable participation in every arena.

by [name withheld during decision period] 2014-06-06 06:25 # Discussion: UNA Gender Crosstalk Decision Period: Send a Message to Exec Dir UN Women Group: Crosstalk Group Subgroup:

 

 

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Betty C.

About the Author Five years of training to become a Licensed Medical Technologist following a years of Nurse’s training at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. A failed nine-year marriage with two small daughters, she sought a Spiritual “Rebirth” and God answered “Equality”. After Seventeen years working in Medical Clinics and Hospitals, a Laboratory accident caused a near death experience and a weakened immune system. Unable to work in Hospitals left her free to work as a volunteer in Peace Vigils, that still go on today, Civil Rights, Farm Workers Unions, witnessing at the Vatican for an end to discrimination for the female half of God’s Image. websites :www.equality4peace.org; www.goldenrulefamily.org She is a Co-founding member of a non-profit Golden Rule Family and www.worldwidehumanrights.org