“The position of women in modern day Societies?” (part 2)

 “The position of women in modern-day Societies?” (part 2)

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In contemporary India, women are put in a variety of extremely varied circumstances depending on their social class. While some women are breaking into new industries and accomplishing feats on par with males, others are being murdered even before they are born. Women used to be expected to stay home and take care of the family, but this expectation is slowly shifting as more and more of them take leadership roles and question conventional wisdom. The present Indian society, driven by ideas of equality and liberty and affected by globalisation, appears to have embraced a more elevated place for women. In contemporary society, women’s status is influenced by conflicting beliefs, concerns, and influences. Even if their situation has greatly improved, there is still a long way to go before equality is attained when we compare it to that of males.

From birth to death, women have a significant influence on our society. Even if they excel in every role, women still seem to be trailing males in the modern world. In a society where men predominate, women’s abilities are viewed as inferior to men’s. The life of a woman has become significantly more complicated than that of a male, despite the government undertaking several awareness campaigns. When we contrast the status of women in modern society with that of mythological civilization, it is evident that things have changed for the better. Women have begun to work. In several fields, women now outnumber males. Girls are consistently setting records that make the entire nation—not just their families or societies—proud.

Areas where women have attained gender equality

The Indian Constitution accords men and women with equal standing in terms of political rights, including the right to vote, the ability to run for office, and the right to citizenship.

In legal terms, men and women are treated equally. They are given the same advantages and rights, and they are subject to the same laws. In fact, several legislative regulations, like the ban on dowries, aim to elevate the status of women in society.

Some people might also claim that women and men are treated equally in terms of jobs, pay, and other economic opportunities. Still, this claim is debatable because there is often covert discrimination against female workers when it comes to hiring, salary negotiations, and other employment-related decisions.

Areas where women are still unequal to men

When it comes to making marriage-related decisions, inheriting property, and receiving equal compensation for equivalent work, among other things, women have lesser status than men in many cultures and households.

Indian women do worse than Indian men, according to development measures including wealth/income, educational attainment, and health. This suggests that society has institutionalised discrimination against women.

When compared to men, women experience higher rates of violence, unfair social treatment, and unequal access to resources.

Factors that affect the position of women

The treatment of girls negatively in culture and the preference for boys seriously erode women’s status in both the public and private spheres.

Indian society, like the majority of contemporary societies, is patriarchal, which results in women’s unequal status, however, this is being contested and reformed.

The future position of women

If we contrast women’s positions today with those they held around the time of independence, they appear to have a bright future in modern India. Despite not being treated equally, women now have better access to opportunities, education, and health than ever before.

Through numerous laws, programmes, and measures, such as reservations in local panchayats, the government has significantly accelerated the process of women’s empowerment; nonetheless, it must continue aggressive efforts to grant women equal status.

As women gain education, prove their worth, and demonstrate that they can be treated equally to males if given the same opportunity, the cultural attitude toward women in India is evolving along with the times.

Women play a crucial role in our culture. In today’s society, where males are regrettably still considered to be the “stronger gender,” each woman has her own task or responsibility. We must not overlook the fact that a woman’s life is significantly more complicated than a man’s. A woman must look after her own personal life and if she is a mother, the lives of her children as well.

One of the major causes of poverty, is unplanned family sizes, poor reproductive health, hunger, etc. Is the idea that women’s backwardness should be perpetuated, especially in rural areas. To achieve sustainable development and satisfy internationally agreed-upon goals, equality between women and men, as well as between girls and boys, is essential.

The EU has made an effort to take the lead on gender issues by making gender equality the primary goal of all of its programmes. Sadly, just 28% of new EU project proposals in 2012 featured gender as a primary or significant goal, well below the goal of 80% for 2015. Fortunately, there is growing agreement that stronger leadership is necessary to maintain the visibility and importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

One day, the world, particularly in emerging nations, will view women as important contributors to a nation’s GDP and to the welfare of not only their families but of society at large. There will be a noticeable increase in the number of female leaders at all levels (a situation which can be guaranteed if the rights of women are properly institutionalised within the policies of organizations). The views and expectations around gender roles are often based on stereotypes, or overgeneralizing, about the attitudes, attributes, or behavioural patterns of women or men rather than on any inherent or natural gender distinctions. The way that Western nations have advanced in all spheres of life is admirable. Their information technology, healthcare, and education systems all rank quite highly. In western nations, men and women labour side by side at the same pace, contributing and participating equally in the processes of growth. Without any limitations from society, they receive basic education as well as fundamental and higher education. That is why the West has become so advanced. Without discriminating against or undervaluing girls, they are equally educating and supporting both sexes. Thus, there is competition, and where there is competition, there is an invention, and invention, in one way or another, leads to enormous progress.

Finally, we should consider whether the roles of men and women in society are evolving. Is this a global change or more prevalent among Western nationals? Legal rights distinctions between individuals were caused by social status, not by gender. Men and women had equal access to the law and the economy.


Although in many sectors they are still not regarded equally to males, women in contemporary Indian society enjoy an equal standing to men in areas like politics, the economy, and legal rights. For a very long time, patriarchal society, the cultural preference for boys, and institutional bias against women have degraded the status of women in society. Given that government programmes are assisting women in modern Indian society in overcoming discrimination and societal attitudes are shifting, the future appears promising for them. As they are given greater opportunities, women are demonstrating their ability to be on par with males. Of course, prospects for women still lag behind those for males globally. But there is no denying that women still play an important role today.

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