Essay on Women Disparity

This Essay can be used as a speech as an essay, as an awareness speech, as something to draw attention towards stereotypical views of the society or anything else like that. It can also be used to bring into consideration a lot of things. You can modify this sample according to your needs and circumstances.

Essay on Women Disparity

The girl in the mirror looks like me; but her eyes don’t look like mine. Mine were innocent and scared, but hers are cold and fearless. She looks stronger than me because of the mental and even the literal destruction she had to face for being a girl in a society where she is born. It is hard to accept that this girl is me, but this is who I need to be now. This is the reality. So, I don’t mind accepting the new me as long as I can still hope that somewhere inside her still lays the old me that will re-live once I am strong enough to stop the unsought things coming my way for being a girl.

If I am not a victim of individual sexual harassment, that doesn’t have to mean that my life as a girl has been all rainbows and unicorns. If I have never been physically abused that doesn’t have to mean that everything is perfect. Just because the obstacles I face are not substantially visible, it doesn’t have to mean that I am not fighting. Because I am! I fight every day at multiple fronts for what I want to be, for what I believe in. A fight which is not ordinary. A fight which is against the norms and limitations set by the society where I am born and at times a fight within me against myself when the thought of giving up comes to my mind. The typical words I hear are not even directed towards me but they are like triggers, the hindrances don’t even touch me but pass so closely that the psychological effect they have on me is excruciatingly painful which ensues in every cell of my brain screaming. The screams that are not loud enough to break open my sealed lips. I hail from an environment where education for women is slighted and tends to become a social stigma. For centuries there is a common belief that marriage is the culminating point of a women’s achievement, an independent and highly accomplished woman becomes a threat to status quo as she will resist being subservient to patriarchal will. This phenomenon confines a woman to a state of mediocrity, denying her opportunity to realize her full potential. This sociological compulsion puts the burden on a woman to adapt to this pattern to keep the family fabric intact. Even though intangible, this notion lurks in the shadow.

“The society didn’t let me grow”, “I wish I wasn’t a girl”, “Gender disparity has ruined my life” and such dialogue are a mainstream murmur and most commonly heard, right? But this is not how I see the gender disparity around me. Would it be weird if I say that the impact it has on me is positive? Would it make me a target if I say that it plays a positive role in my life? Would it make other girls dislike me if I say it’s not necessary that gender disparity ruins lives? Because in my case it has turned out to be a blessing. It makes me want to reach a level where I am comfortable with my identity as a woman. It gives me strength to be strong yet soft hearted, to be noble yet fiercely protective and to be athletic yet motherly. Because I will not live my life struggling to fit into the frame set by society. I don’t want to be a soul crushed into something as tiny as the oppressed woman because I know that I can be so much more. I will make my own definition. I will keep on mustering the strength to rise above the tide because to be strong is my choice.

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Speech on Gender Roles in Society

This speech can be used in any event related to Equality or Gender roles or feminism. You can modify the speech according to your circumstances.

Speech on Gender Roles

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” ― Virginia Woolf 

Aristotle affirms in a misogynistic manner in his preeminent work, “Timaeus”, that from the dust of mischievous, aberrant men are coined the flawed architects of this generation – the ‘female is a deformed male’ (Aristotle, Book III), probably because he lends his semen to women which merely works as a recycle bin in creation of this sullen world. The word feminism was coined in France in late 1800 says McCann& Kim,2003, “Femme” is French for woman, and ‘ism’ being French for “political position” , feminism channels for gender equality and women empowerment. A desultory peek over the annals of history would lead us to conclusion that the idea of man centric society has always been a point of dispute.

woman are not only created to fit into glass slippers but rather be the manufacturers along with men. Moreover, ender-based oppression like assimilation of sexes in their traditional gender roles and societal expectations, for instance, how a man is destined to be and to perform more aptly in high managerial posts. Further iterated the need to fill the loop holes of feminist movements and how gender is a social institution, which by some sort written rules divides the economic, social, political privileges into the 10:0.1.  

Feminine can also be a feminist. “Women Do Theory” clearly states that “Within feminist theory is a commitment to change oppressive structures and to connect abstract ideas with concrete problems for political actions.” 

“Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression”

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man” She is so right when she says this.

Adichie says in “Danger of a single story” she mentions, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”

Deeply rooted in this patriarchal society are the roots of toxic masculinity. “But by far the worst thing we do to males — by making them feel they have to be hard — is that we leave them with very fragile egos. The harder a man feels compelled to be, the weaker his ego is.”

Simone De Beauvoir in her journey to kindle activism has profoundly been known to state that, “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Nature versus nurture has always been under debate by psychologists and it needs to be hashed out this debate in a very light tone, aiding it with her personal experiences. Having critiqued the clichéd title role affiliated to genders, we need to go on to implicitly state that it is so puzzling when populaces point to evidence of biological impact on conduct and identity. Sociology should be the differentiating factor rather than biology. “What are female tears, anyway? Are they more fragile and delicate than male tears? Do they wear pink?”