Gender Inequality in the Caribbean
The main cause of gender inequality within our culture, can be blamed primarily in the ideas we have about men and women and in the way children are socialized - of course certain cultural elements play a role in shaping this structure.
I do agree that there are real physiological differences between men and women, but do not accept the notion that such differences must inevitably lead to social inequality - in other words - a woman's biological traits should not be a genetic make-up best suited for the kitchen or housecleaning. Most young women in the Caribbean are taught what are refered to as ''traditional'' values - where a woman took on the role as cook, nurturer, cleaner etc. placing many black women in low income jobs and a higher quantity of household duties. If a women steps out of the box and place those ''traditional'' roles behind her to pursue an educational level or an income comparable to males - despite of accomplishments, some men will still label her a wutless and lazy cause she doesn't view housework or feeding a man as priority- they see her behaviours as ''unnatural'' for a woman.
2006- Women work as much as men do in terms of hours... but inequality of labour exist in some household duties - most of these women go home to cook and clean more than males usually do... and some men expect them to do so - it is ''their role as a woman'' ...
With this said..
Who believes that it is the role of a woman to complete the majority of the housework regardless of if she works as many hours as men... should her gender restrict her to certain duties?
Who agree that men benefit from gender inequality?
You may disagree with my statements above and strongly believe that women are responsible for certain duties ... why?
Last edited by uRbaN; 03-05-2006 at 02:57 AM.
DHRULE#811 - If you make them think negatively of you, they will never know the truth. It is like leading the enemy to drink wine - wine made of their own blood