The social construction of "Womanhood"
The gender role of woman has historically been defined and which usually connotes a derogatory and negative position of woman. While men and women are biologically different, their social roles are constructed based on this biological differences. Gender-based abuse and discrimination is often sanctioned or tolerated by society that perceives it as a means of teaching "untruly" wives or daughters to be obedient.The legal injustice on the weaker sex is extensive. Why are women still ear-marked for soft jobs like typists, air hostesses and nurses? While they have the capability to be Prime Ministers, Highly talented professionals and Confident cosmonauts. Today. not tomorrow, we men and women must declare war on injustice to womankind by demanding for real partnership and special provisions. Women are not alone. Men must share the concern because it is a battle against the socio-economic exploitation. We must mobilize all sections to actualize social injustice. My plea may sound aggressive and obnoxious. There is so much gender backlog, there is so much gender prejudice to be solved. Much sex obscurantism to be combated. The process must begin with excess in the short run and things will even out in the long run.