Women are considered nurses, not doctors
Men are considered doctors, not nurses
Women are always expected to cook and do house work
Men are always expected to have a job
Women are always caring and friendly
Men are sometimes though and messy
Women are considered  followers
Men are considered leaders
Women should always look pretty
Men should be good in sports

Gender roles are not always natural to men or women, rather, they are always formed and imposed by social values and statues!

 

Gender identity

People can also identify with different genders. Some people might be biologically born a man  but feel more like a woman {=gender}. while some would be born as a woman but may feel more like a male {=gender} People from all religions, countries, communities, families can identify themselves in a lot of different ways:

  • Cisgender: People who always identify themselves as the sex they were born with
  • Transgender: People  who always identify themselves with a gender other than the sex they were born with
  • Transsexual: People who always identify themselves with a gender other than the sex they were born with and have undergone a sex transition (transsexual should not be seen as transvestite, a person who often wears clothes traditionally worn by  the other sex).

 

Gender equality

Gender equality is an indispensable human right and often considered as; “all human beings are born equal despite different background”. It means that everyone, whether born as male or female, should be able to live in the same freedom and dignity. Examples of gender equality are;

  • Equal right to education
  • Equal right to mobility
  • Equal job opportunities and salaries
  • Freedom to choose a life partiner 
  • Equal right of divorce 

 

 

Practical guideline!

engage some people around you in Interview to know what they think about gender and gender equality. enquire from them:

  • What do they think gender equality is all about? When are men and women considered equal?
  • When are men considered to have more Right than women. 
  • Can they give examples of gender stereotypes?

After the interview, share your own solid ideas, as well as the things you learned in this topic.