Gender disparity.

India
January 4, 2011 8:32am CST
In spite of human civilization attaining such a high level, there is gender disparity prevailing all over the world, especially in underdeveloped and developing countries. Women are still now treated as second class citizens in those countries. Do you support this?
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Until we can overcome this fear, because fear is what it is, and treat all equal there is a hugh stumbling block in human developement.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Jan 11
I personally think that the fact that women are not treated in the same way as men are in the majority of this world is something that is not acceptable at all. I think that perhaps it might make sense if there was a true reason that women were not treated equally, but this isn't the case. Women are simply treated unequally because of the fact that there are some women that opt to devote their entire lives to raising children and that leads to there being fewer women active in the work force. I think that women throughout the world should work to make sure that they are treated equally.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
5 Jan 11
i can't agree more with you... yes, this is still happening everywhere especially in the third world country... it is really upsetting... in this modern era, i can't understand why this kind of thing is still happening... men and women are created as equal by God in terms of our rights... there should not be any difference and women shouldn't be treated lower than men... it is insulting for me... take care and have a nice day...
@xinshunhe (132)
• China
5 Jan 11
I don't support this. but i still see this phenomenon happens in lots of places. we can come to understand it exists due to some special reasons out of the long history of our society. however,with the developing of our community,women will be treated better than before.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
5 Jan 11
I support this very much as I come from a very patriarchalised society where women are still regarded as inferior to men to necessary conclusion of them being equated with object. The governement, NGOs and Overseas partners and churches try to reduce this gap of gender disparity and discrimination, but it is ingrained in the minds of the people and it will take time for gender equality to be a reality.
@celticeagle (117158)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan 11
I do agree with this. Women are still treated as second class citizens in most countries. I think hearing that women are being disfigured in Africa by men. I can't believe it. That is so horrible and dehumanizing. It just goes to show us how different other cultures are than our own.
• India
5 Jan 11
I still find a topic "Can woman be a good manager??" in software world. This is the topic which is revolving around for many years. But still its present and generally its being asked in GD round for interviews. But I really dont understand what wrong in it. If a woman can work in a company why not she can work as manager??? I mean this question should never be raised. But still ppl are confused regarding how a woman can manage. Its like she can manage only household things or her place is only at home. Being a woman, I am really against of all these nonsence.
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jan 11
hi doctor didi yes thats the sad thing and no as a woman I cannot and will not support this until my sisters all over the world are treated like equals. I think in some places the macho men are scared we women are as smart as they are ,well in some cases we are smarter than they are poor male egos lol.Here in the US we have come a long ways but one thing remains we do not make as much as men doing the same job and thats still unfair.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Oh yeah I agree with it. Korea, Japan, and other southeast Asian countries have the similar aspect too. They probably have different culture than our Western part, and that is why the female gender seems lower than the male gender.
• United States
4 Jan 11
Sadly it doesn't matter if I support it or not. It is Their country and their customs and they have the right to live the way they want. All I can say is if a woman hates it , I Hope that there is a way for her to get to the U.S. and be free.
@vicereine (458)
• United States
4 Jan 11
I have seen it even here in the states where i am from. I hate that women are seen as so little and so much less than anyone. Well I hate it that any human being is seen as little or nothing but I hope that maybe some places are different and that there are still some people who show respect to everyone.
@sameer786 (833)
4 Jan 11
Yes, i completely support your views, in this modern world, where technology and everything become so much advanced,the status of women is still same as the past, specially in developing countries, they treated like a slaves in the villages of developing countries.
4 Jan 11
I don't generally support treating women, or any proportion of society as second rate citizens, but i think it does depend of the specifics of the situation. Men and women are equal and should be treated as equal, ie neither one better than the other, but it should be noted that men and women are very different physically and have different roles in life, as laid down by mother nature. Women traditionally are the care giver, raising children, while men are the provider for the family. Maybe some treatment of women around the world reflects this and it is simply a difference in cultures that is misunderstood. We may see women being treated as second rate citizens according to our culture and beliefs, but that may not be the case in all circumstances.
@rberon1985 (5394)
• Philippines
4 Jan 11
This seems to be an odd phrase.Even though we are already in the modern century,there are people around the globe who have a medieval way of thinking and still have the old idea on the disparity between man and woman.