Some women also misuse the anti-dowry law to get their husbands jailed for dowry demand. Gender Gender discrimination is present in almost all developing countries. This goal of men was achieved by depriving women of any power. With people from all over the world visiting and migrating to India throughout the centuries the racial and cultural diversity of India has grown immensely. The age-old caste system is one of the main causes for social inequality in our country. There is an alarming increase of such instances. Some women also misuse the anti-dowry law to get their husbands jailed for dowry demand.
Race is a socially constructed category composed of people who share biologically transmitted traits that member of a society consider important, whereas ethnicity is a shared cultural heritage which can contain many different races within it Macionis J. Under the Indian Penal Code, there are also some special provisions enacted for women in order to protect them from exploitations. In the work place it is everywhere found that women are discriminated by their male coworkers. This group of activists, advocates, donors, lawyers, students, academics, politicians and ordinary citizens has developed an awareness of untouchability as an issue of civil and human rights law. Biological Reasons Several scientists have concluded that one is born with a particular kind of sexual orientation and it is in the genes.
The male dominant society of India makes its women habitual of this discrimination. Kalyani Menon Sen and A. A female child does not usually receive the same attention and affection that is bestowed upon a male child in Indian families. Social reformers have actively campaigned against Sati Daha, cruelty against women and Purdah system. Let us imagine a hypothetical world where all people look, dress, speak and act in the same standardized way and any deviation is regarded as a possible crime? For instance, the Sati Prevention Act, 1987 was enacted to abolish and make punishable the inhuman custom of Sati; the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 to eliminate the practice of dowry; the Special Marriage Act, 1954 to give rightful status to married couples who marry inter-caste or inter-religion; Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Regulation and Prevention of Misuse Bill introduced in Parliament in 1991, passed in 1994 to stop female infanticide and many more such Acts.
In contrast to racial segregation in Africa and sex discrimination in Moslem world, caste systen did not attract so much attention of West, though the situation is changing now. A number of women entered into court of Nagpur in broad day light in the presence of the judge and lynched the serial rapist in the court. People who show zero tolerance and enjoy discriminating against different social groups should think how they would feel if the same attitude was shown to them in case they were born in a different family or at a different location or time. These figures are high for a 21st century world and magnify how much of an issue this is for current managers. While women are the most common sufferers and remain suppressed due to social pressure, there are some disadvantages that men have over women as laws favor women in certain cases.
What is the this so-called caste system? Education Education develops the skills, imparts knowledge, changes the attitude and improves the self confidence. This examination includes the occurrence of Stephen Lawrence's murder in 1993 that caused a great deal of racial tension and racial discrimination was accused but not verified except through independent civil examination. It was surprising to see how the two testers in the video were being treated differently by the same people. Practices like , whereby girls as young as 12 years of age are dedicated to the Hindu goddess Yellamma and sold into prostitution; honour killings; sexual abuse, including rape; appalling working conditions; and limited access to basic services such as water, sanitation and employment are commonplace. Introduction If you are dressed with your hair done, your make up on, nice clothes, no ravels or wrinkles, your gold jewelry on, etc.
It includes illiteracy, traditional values and dominant position of males, superstitious nature of Indians, religious practices, economic dependence of women particularly in rural area , tradition of dowry in Indian society and the desire of son, etc. This proves the extent of gender prejudice against women. South n107: 71 6 General OneFile. Law and property rights are also enforced inefficiently and inheritance is usually the sole right of sons and not the daughters. Burgess and Ahuang, 2003 Caste Conflicts Caste conflicts are present in India and there is awareness in particular among Dalits who are politically active. Present laws in statute book are only ornamental and ineffective and enforcement aspect of laws generally remains neglected and needs improvement. Women are not able to enjoy equal status in society as men and have very little say or authority.
Women had to follow the Holy Scriptures in which they were told to get happiness by submissiveness and in reality; women rarely had an identity apart from the one given to them as wives, mothers, and daughters. Everywhere they become a target of obnoxious comments and sexually colored jokes. The data indicates that sex-selective abortion is increasing in our country. The grant of equal rights by the Constitution does not bring any significant change in their position and respect in the society. Almost all women face some incidents of eve teasing, some are unfortunate to be assaulted sexually and raped. But only few are registered because of fear of social stigma and so the instances of rape, gang rape, marital rape are enhanced.
Though gender discrimination is a very old practice in our society it became more pronounced with the increase in population. By 1995, for instance, 17. Such as Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. Added to these inhibiting attitudes of mind, homophobia is the norm, with 92 per cent confessing they would be ashamed to have a gay friend, or even be in the vicinity of a gay man. This has become a major form of inequality on the basis of gender. In fact it is proved through various scientific or psychological studies that such behaviors are perfectly natural. This examination did not occur within the police agencies themselves but outside of it via the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
A good education or qualification does not bring women at par with the men. In short, Dalits have made huge strides in the Indian system ever since the modern constitution forbade their discrimination. Discrimination is a very serious problem for the contemporary society. Discrimination on the grounds of sex is a chronic disease in our society. Accessed online at This is to say that, in a theoretical regard, ethnic prejudices and religious hatred may not even enter into some of the broader economic patterns. The following report published in New Indian Express shows how there is gender discrimination even in a developed country like U. Racial and ethnic Discrimination In its basic definition, urban sociology is all about the study of life from a sociological perspective focusing on the interaction of people in a metropolitan setting.
The grant of equal rights by the Constitution does not bring any significant change in their position and respect in the society. At the same time, it is noteworthy that a number of national constitutions have put the matter beyond question so far as their domestic legal regimes are concerned by explicitly referring to caste in their non-discrimination provisions. However, when she went into the store on Rodeo Drive a saleswoman was very snooty with her because she was still dressed like a hooker. What distinguishes one country, one society from another, however, is the extent of its ethnic stratification and the degree to which the aforementioned has functioned as an obstacle to assimilation and national unity. Many studies including the study of Mohanty 1969 shows no difference between males and females in I. The instances of rape are increasing day-by-day. Though the number of women officers is growing, yet the number is not comparable with men holding higher ranks.