Is gender discrimination still a problem in the 21st Century?

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Is gender discrimination still a problem in the 21st Century?

Gender discrimination has been a global concern in most society today experienced in some of the developing nations and the undeveloped countries. It involves the aspect of treating others differently in most aspect of life as though one is superior to the other party and hence deserves to be treated better than the other party. It has been noticed that some essential positions in government have been occupied by men leaving women in some small jobs with little pay. This led to the consideration of women based on the gender campaigns for equality issue and for ladies to take part in the national cake. The campaigns brought the girls to the greater ladder leading to a decline and hence neglecting the boy child due to the absence of concern. Therefore, it is vivid that gender discrimination still exists and is a problem in the 21st century through the actions of the people leading to biasness regarding gender (Ballinger, David, and Jean).

The existence of the gender wage gaps in the job markets especially the office suit employment opportunities in nations like the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Most essentially, it is evident that women get less pay for the same amount of work and equal skills than men in the job market (Ballinger, David, and Jean). The 21st-century reasoning of some of the society today is that women are lesser being through the beliefs that is brought about by the religious aspect which begins to control the role of life in the society. In the recent times, we have heard many women campaigning for equality regarding treatment and the evaluation of the wage issues. This indicates that the gender issue is still a concern to the society today.

The other aspect is that there are many ladies in education sectors like the university and colleges than boys. This medium can be traced through the continuous support for girls equality and care to neglect the boy child alone without any care. It has been noticed recently that the number of graduates in the society in increasing on the side of ladies and decreasing on the side of boys. The boy child has been left and assumed that they are strong through the perception of much social and hence denying them a change in the 21st century as all the benefits they have been enjoying have been stripped off from them through the one side campaign for women. Ideally, the boy child affairs should be looked at for the sake of redeeming them and making them active again (Stidder, Gary, Gillian, and Saul).


It is evident that discrimination is still a problem in the society today. Unequal treatment among the parents for the boy and the girl child in the modern society has also been marked as evidence. Most parents are more concerned and speak to girls in a soft, happy voice and manner than to boys.  Some of them claim that the ladies are gentler than the males and hence deserve a gentle treatment. The boys, on the other hand, are treated differently as rough and tough through the parent’s voice and actions. They claim that the boy child is tough and should expect the kind of treatment in the society. Therefore, this makes the boy child suffer and feel neglected and un-favored. The community should know that people are equal and should be treated equally.

Work cited

Bellinger, David C., and Jean Berko Gleason. “Sex differences in parental directives to young children.” Sex roles 8.11 (2006): 1123-1139.

Stidder, Gary, Gillian Lines, and Saul Keyworth. “Investigating the gender regime in physical education and dance.” Equity and inclusion in physical education and sport (2012): 66.

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