It’s extremely difficult to be a woman in the twenty-first century. Women around the world are facing the dilemma of identity. Many women are struggling to discover who they are and where they stand today. This has left many confused and displaced.
Many are struggling to identify where they stand in the family, the community, and the world. At the same time, every woman’s personal expectations and roles are changing in some nations, many men around the world still have their myopic opinions about the place of a woman and constantly strive to impose unrealistic standards of behaviour on them.
Other men are uncertain about the woman’s role and function and therefore they offer little support to women who are struggling with questions of identity.
That notwithstanding, many societies are still very much in a place of transition regarding the status of women. Due to this shift in position and roles, many women are finding themselves in either uneasy cooperation or an uncomfortable conflict with men.
The question of a woman’s status and the issue of equal rights for women are relevant to every culture and society on the globe. The worlds confusion over the place and worth of women manifests itself in a variety of ways.
In industrial nations, changing roles of women in the family and society not only have brought new vocational opportunities for women but also unforeseen personal and social issues.
Even though women are working the same jobs as men, on average they earn less than men and have less opportunity for advancement. Though many women are building careers, they are also still doing the majority of the child-rearing and household chores.
The pace of such a life is leaving them exhausted and disillusioned. On a personal level, confusion over male/female roles and expectations has led to misunderstandings, conflicts, and unstable relationships with the opposite sex.
Women today are struggling with the delicate balance of attending to the needs of both their families and their careers, job competitions with men, emotional turmoil and lost income due to divorce, single parenthood, and conflicts stemming from cultural changes in the way women and men interrelate.
Some women are confused about are confused about what a woman should be and how she should conduct herself because they’re not sure what a woman is supposed to be responsible for anymore.
What is compounding these issues will be discussed in part 2.
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