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Gender Imbalance History These terms seem to be normal with the usage in daily life conversations and debates.But, what we fail to understand is that they are a growing virus crippling our society from the core. Raging like a wildfire, consuming everything that comes in its way and vaporizing the most commonly felt human emotions, Sexism is the next big disease running through the veins of this society and the world in general.
Weakening beliefs, faster paced lives, politically influenced views, educational and professional goals, social norms and threads, differently opinionated cultural and religious beliefs and above all the lack of belief in humanity has fueled gender Imbalance beyond control.
The plague that has gripped our nations is of whose better, men or women. An unseen competition has begun, where stepping over the others’ ambitions has become a normal practice just to prove the above.History has it where corporations were flooded with men, and a woman working in such an environment was considered a social stigma. Today, the same society has turned the tables and considers working women as the pillars of the future. Women empowerment is now seen as a threat amongst the masculine side of the Gender division and vice versa.
A 2014 study found that both men and women were twice as likely to hire a man for a job that required math. The research further states that women have to go through several sorts of bias at work, such as.
Where women have to prove themselves over and over again with their success discounted and their expertise questioned.
Whereas, in my experience I see men being exploited with the same aspect in today’s workplace environments to keep them under the required pay scales and or authority.
Having expectations of women being feminine and should continue to do so while behaving with a masculine personality professionally.
While in today’s world, I see men as being the bigger gossipers creating a similar attribute as that of women to fit in to a corporate culture or developing one.
The Maternal Wall:
With the responsibility of bearing a child and then being responsible to balance work and personal life, many women go through the heartbreak of losing career opportunities.
As men had the ancestral responsibility of earning bread and butter for the family, they built-up the division of labor even in personal lives. Whereas, now as information becomes easier to access and with a greater power at hand of knowledge, men have started realizing the importance of the greater responsibility to emotionally and mentally stabilize their family as well, taking both personal and professional lives head-on.
It is observed that women, who had to face the hardships of being in a male dominant environment, consider the younger women coming into their organization as their competition, thereby inflicting greater hardships on the younger women.
In reality, not only women but everyone faces conflicting interests, professional jealousy and rivalry and ultimately have to deal with the insecurities of the employees who were there before them.
Professionalism has been perceived as being synonymous to isolating oneself from their own emotional and spiritual side of their personalities while being in the work place. Women, trying to act professionally, end up being aloof from the other co-workers to maintain their status-quo as an authoritative individual.