Gender equality: The era of fairness and justiceEquality, in my opinion, refers to being fair in every aspect. Gone are the days, when it was just another concept or a subject to talk. It is the need of the present hour, and thus, it needs to be applied to eradicate imbalance that exists anywhere. We all love to live a balanced life, then why do we not appreciate the equal distribution of power between different genders. When we talk about equality between genders, we only think about the assignment of equal rights between men and women. We seldom give another thought about other genders that exist in our society. In India, three genders are male, female and transgender. In different countries around the world, many different gender identities exist. Some of them are agender, bigender, cisgender, polygender and many more.
Considering men, women, transgender and other genders the same, is not gender equality. It means an individual irrespective of the gender will have easy and complete access to rights and resources which will facilitate full potential outreach. There will not be any constraints of any sort that gets implemented looking at their sexes. With gender equality, people belonging to different genders can rightfully claim the property or own it. The roles and responsibilities may get changed or at least will get shared. For example, the title 'bread earner', which was solely taken by males, can be given to people of different genders. Other genders can also enjoy the title of 'nurturer', which was taken by women or mothers to be precise. Everyone will have a right for better education, nutrition, health, salary irrespective of the gender they belong.
Gender equality in workplaces is in high demand, and this is where a slight disadvantage can arrive. Less qualified and less skilful people may likely get employed over the deserving ones if a quota is equally distributed. Now, some may not feel that it is a disadvantage because they think that participation of all the genders should be appreciated. One thing to turn this disadvantage upside down, skills need to be instilled in other genders as much as they can level up with the highly skilled ones.
Gender equality will allow people to be themselves. Their skills, opinions and experiences will get valued over their genders. When gender equality exists in a society, it means people of that society have a modern mindset in which they do not believe in stereotyping others. Society is changing not at the desirable rapid pace but gradually and the change is appreciated. To eradicate gender discrimination, in every sector, reforms are made. People of different genders co-live in a society. For any nation to prosper and progress, every individual must contribute to the full potential. To reach their full potential, they need to be accepted. By being gender bias, do not hinder the growth and progress. A nation cannot fight illiteracy, poverty or diseases if half of its population is wrongfully constrained and discriminated.
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