Gender Equality

Gender Equality 6

GenderEquality

Table ofContents

1.0 Introduction 3

1.1 Research Aim 3

1.2 Research Question 3

1.3 Significance of Research 3

2.0 Limitations 3

2.1 Limitations of Research 3

3.0 Methodology 4

3.1 Research Outline 4

3.2 Primary Research 4

3.2.1 Survey 4

3.3 Secondary Research 4

3.4 Quantitative Research Data 5

3.5 Qualitative Research Data 5

4.0 Analysis of Findings 5

4.1 Results 5

4.1.2 Secondary Research 6

4.2 Outcomes 7

4.3 Recommendations 9

5.0 Conclusion 10

6.0 List of References 11

7.0 APPENDICES 12

1.0 Introduction1.1 Research Aim

To understand the effects of gender equality in the modern society.

Significantefforts have been directed toward the achievement of gender equality.However, challenges continue to be faced because of various hinderingfactors. The paper aims at elaborating the effects of gender equalityin the modern society.

1.2 Research Question

What are the after effects of gender Equality?

The research focuses on identification of effects of gender equalityin the modern society. Notably, it is essential to consider factorssuch as the reduction of issues such as domestic violence, sexualharassment and objectification of women.

1.3 Significance of Research

The ability to identify and illustrate the effects of gender equalityis beneficial to the society as a whole. Notably, it will boost theefforts aimed at encouraging individuals to embrace gender equalityin the modern society.

2.0 Limitations2.1 Limitations of Research

Despite the expansive nature of the study, it could be difficult toget the large sample size. The study enrolled 27 participants. It isessential to consider that a good research study should have aminimum sample of thirty. The inability to reach the recommendednumber of thirty participants was a primary challenge.

3.0 Methodology3.1 Research Outline

The entire research took a total of eight weeks to complete. Itentailed 30 hours of primary research, 40 hours of secondary researchand the rest of the study focused on a compilation of data formeaningful use.

3.2 Primary Research3.2.1 Survey

A survey was employed in gathering information on the research topic.Participants were expected to answer questions stipulated in thequestionnaire. They were closed-ended questions to help respondentsgive accurate answers to the questions that had been asked.

3.2.2 Processfor gathering information

A total of twenty-seven participants took part in the survey. Onegroup provided the questionnaire and guided the participants on howto answer the questions, while the other was in charge of compilingthe answers given. A video camera was used to record the participantsas they provided the answers.

3.3 Secondary Research

Academic journals were used to gather information regarding theresearch topic. Sites such as Google Scholar were equallyinstrumental in providing more information. The articles sourced forwere those focusing on aspects of gender equality with reference toits effects on the society.

3.4 Quantitative Research Data

Binary data was employed in gathering information during theresearch. The questionnaire contained answers that focused on a “Yes”or “No” answers. The responses provided was then compiled forfurther analysis.

Quantitative datawas included for purposes of facilitating the analysis of thefindings.

3.5 Qualitative Research Data

Because of the nature of the research design, it was mandatory toavoid the application of quantitative data.

4.0 Analysis of Findings4.1 Results

The study incorporated four questions in which the participants wereexpected to give a “Yes” or “No” answer.

The questionswere

  1. Does gender equality in the modern society reduce objectification against women?

  2. Does gender equality reduce cases of rape and sexual harassment among women in the modern society?

  3. Does gender equality improve encourage the empowerment of women in the modern society?

  4. Does gender equality reduce cases of domestic violence against women in the modern society?

4.1.1 Primary Research

Table of Primary Research

Factor

Yes

No

Objectification of women

18

9

Rape and sexual harassment

15

12

Domestic Violence

24

3

Empowerment of women

20

7

4.1.2 Secondary Research

McLaughlin, Uggen, and Blackstone (2012) acknowledge the fact thatwomen continue to face discrimination and maltreatment. Theresearchers state that they have been subjected to different forms ofinhuman treatment including sexual harassment. The vulnerability ofwomen because of their gender is a significant disadvantage becausethey are prone to unequal treatment.

Tomaskovic-Devey (2014) illustrate crucial factors that areattributed to inequalities of gender. The researcher outlines aspectssuch as education as a contributing factor to gender inequality. Theillustration of such factors is a confirmation of the fact that thereis much to blame for the inability to achieve equity among genders.

Ridgeway (2013) additionally point out significant factors attributedto gender inequality. The researchers specifically note the issue ofcultural beliefs as the primary factor attributed to inequality ofsexes. However, the researchers particularly illustrate the aspect ofstatus as playing a crucial role in the determination of genderequality.

    1. Outcomes

From the results, it is evident that gender equality in the modernsociety has significant benefits. Women have been objectified fordecades. Particularly, they are portrayed as sex objects. Theadoption of gender equality has the effect of alienating suchthoughts. The perception about the female gender will change as theywill no longer be objectified. Through the same, it would be possibleto achieve equity in the manner in which they are treated. Theprimary results identify four core effects of gender equality.

Gender equality has an impact on the concept of objection of women.Men have the perception that individuals of the opposite gender areobjects to be used in achieving certain means. Acquisition of genderequality will be instrumental in changing the notion that existsregarding women being viewed as sex objects. Notably, women have beendenied opportunities because they are undermine by the men. Decisionsmade to deny women such opportunities are based on objectification.However, through gender equality, it would be possible to address theissue and eliminate cases of objectification of women.

Rape and sexual harassment continue to be witnessed because of theinability to attain gender equality. Participants of the surveystated that cases of rape and sexual harassment are on the highbecause of lack of gender equality. However, it is essential toconsider that there was a fifty-fifty agreement regarding the role ofgender equality in addressing the case of rape and sexual harassmentin the society. Out of the twenty-seven people who took part in thesurvey, fifteen acknowledged that acquisition of gender equality wasinstrumental in reducing such cases.

Lack of empowerment came out as a crucial factor that hinders theattainment of gender equality. Twenty out of the twenty-sevenparticipants who took part in the survey stated that there is aminimal empowerment to encourage women to vouch for equal treatment.However, it is crucial to understand that awareness campaigns havebeen mounted by different feminist groups seeking to enlighten womenon their rights and the need to fight for what they believe. Genderequality has the benefit of encouraging the empowerment of women.Through the same, it would be possible to achieve equality especiallyin the manner in which women agitate for their rights.

Interestingly, domestic violence was identified as the leading factorattributed to gender inequality. The survey conducted indicated thattwenty-four out of the twenty-seven participants responded positivelyto the question. Domestic violence is a common occurrence and womencontinue to suffer because of the vice. Gender equality will serve asa reminder to the society to acknowledge both sexes. Through theconcept, it would be possible to encourage both sexes to treat eachother with respect to eliminate the aspect of domestic violence.

4.3 Recommendations

Gender inequality remains to be a contemporary issue in thecontemporary society. The research focused on illustrating theprimary effects associated with gender equality. Gender equality thatthe society must strive to attain for the benefits that it isassociated with. People need to be informed on the significance ofchanging their attitude towards women and allow them equal treatment(Kersley, Alpin, Forth, Bryson, Bewley, Dix, and Oxenbridge, 2013).Currently, many have achieved much in the field of academia, and someare distinguished leaders. Such is a reflection of the need toencourage women to agitate for equal treatment.

Further, empowerment should be embarked on in the society toencourage women to encourage them to fight for equality. Through theempowerment, women will be aware of their rights and capabilities tohandle issues. It would be instrumental in alienating chances ofunequal treatment on the grounds of ignorance and lack ofself-confidence on the part of women. Women need to be on theforefront when it comes to the fight for gender equality. They needto lead the fight against discrimination if they are to achievesuccess in equal treatment (Heilman, 2012). Finally, it is essentialthat the historical problems be addressed when it comes to the issueof gender equality. The society has to change the notion that womenare incapable of executing their tasks and instead focus on givingthem the opportunity to show their skills (Nicolson, 2015). Effortsshould be directed toward the provision of equal chances to thefemale gender for the ultimate good of the society.

5.0 Conclusion

The findings of the research are instrumental in helping the groupachieve the aims of the study. The aim of the research was toillustrate the effects of gender equality. The increase in cases ofdiscrimination against the female gender negates the need to gain abroader understanding on the potential effects associated withequality among both sexes. Based on the data derived, it was evidentthat much benefits were associated with gender equality.

It is essential to address the factors that have been associated withfailure to achieve success in attaining equality. Through the same,it would be possible to eliminate cases of unequal treatment ofwomen. It is essential to consider that the ability to do so would bebeneficial to the entire society since there would be equitablesocio-economic development.

6.0 List of References

Heilman, M.E., 2012. Gender stereotypes and workplace bias. Researchin organizational Behavior, 32, pp.113-135.

Kersley, B., Alpin, C., Forth, J., Bryson, A., Bewley, H., Dix, G.and Oxenbridge, S., 2013. Inside the workplace: findings from the2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey. Routledge.

McLaughlin, H., Uggen, C. and Blackstone, A., 2012. Sexualharassment, workplace authority, and the paradox of power. Americansociological review, 77(4), pp.625-647.

Nicolson, P., 2015. Gender, power and organization: apsychological perspective on life at work. Routledge.

Ridgeway, C.L., 2013. Why status matters for inequality. AmericanSociological Review, p.0003122413515997.

Tomaskovic-Devey, D., 2014. The relational generation of workplaceinequalities. Social Currents, 1(1), pp.51-73.

7.0 APPENDICES

Appendix A