EGALITARIANISM

Men and women have different physiologies, as per science. As a result, society interprets this distinction into a hierarchy. The distinction cannot and should not be construed as anything other than a method of differentiation, and this distinction must not indicate what opportunities and facilities one will be qualified to use.

Men are largely portrayed as the family’s primary breadwinner, whilst women are viewed as individuals who must confine themselves to the home and hearth, a clock whose ticking must not be heard by the neighbours. Men have been portrayed as powerful, irrefutable, and unbeatable characters, while women have been portrayed as weak, pliable, and obedient lambs. These societal representations frequently lead to men having unrealistic expectations of women and women having unrealistic expectations and standards and have become a burden for both genders.

Women have long been the victims of societal prejudices. Whether at home, where they are smothered by housework, or in the corporate world, where they are stifled by the glass ceiling. Continuous societal practises, erected by social biases, obstruct their progress in all disciplines.

Even two decades into the twenty-first century, women are encouraged to do home duties while boys are excused in some nations since a set of preset cultural standards mandates that women are to do domestic chores and nothing else. Women with ambition are frowned upon in many societies, and even if they do work, the responsibility for the house rests squarely on their shoulders, but in this situation, men's expectations range from insignificant to nonexistent.

Education has now been recognised as a right, yet it is still seen as a privilege. Women have considerably fewer educational opportunities than men. People now believe that educating their daughters is pointless since, growing up with the societal stereotypes of gender-based role allocation, education for women has been depicted as an unneeded accoutrement.

In the business world, women are viewed as housewives first and foremost and are frequently viewed as a burden rather than an advantage, in accordance with current norms. They are believed to have labour handicaps because of their societal duties, which are imposed entirely on them because of their gender. Working women are also subjected to ridicule among their colleagues due to prevailing conventions and frequently face more obstacles in rising in their particular jobs due to the glass ceiling.

Women are often regarded as inferior in many cultures, and as a result, they lack access to appropriate nutrition and health care. Several data depict a picture of young females

being slowly starved, of “chronic” malnutrition among women, and women's persistent misunderstanding of their medical needs.

Most countries continue to be patriarchal, with women considered as second-class citizens even among blood relatives. They are trained to keep their heads down and only listen to the male members of the family's requests for food or other necessities. While men's comments are given undue weight, women's words fall on deaf ears. This goes on to demonstrate the bias towards women that exists in people's thinking.

As a result of these factors, various feminist movements have emerged, all of which want equal rights for women. Regardless of how good the cause is, it has resulted in even more inequality. These initiatives have yet to transform society's image of women, thus an equal society remains a pipe dream. However, attempts have been made to elevate women to the same level as males, but these steps have either been distorted to serve personal cupidity or have tipped the scales too far in favour of women.

Various incidents of blackmail and extortion have recently come to light, in which women have used their socially disadvantaged status to put several males in awkward circumstances.

Women, who have been allowed more leeway, frequently shield themselves behind the cover of conventions, avoid numerous circumstances that test their skill against their male counterparts, giving them an unfair edge in various matters. This is not equality, but rather a different version of the same social scale that was intended to be destroyed.

Another issue that has to be addressed is the issue of individuals who do not identify as male or gender. Nations are embracing the rainbow, but its adoption remains a rocky road. Everyone, regardless of gender, must have equal access to all opportunities and facilities. An advantage in any scenario, to either gender, is unjust and contradicts the idea of an equitable society.

Gender equality is therefore no longer restricted to women's rights but has grown into a Human Rights issue. It is a fantasy that does not imply elevating one gender while degrading the other. It is one in which all humans, regardless of who they identify as, are treated equally in practice.