Gender in South Asia

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Gender in South Asia by Mind Map: Gender in South Asia

1. Nepal

1.1. Bikas

1.1.1. Here it is important to recognize the patriarchal society that exists here for the Dalit women, while also recognizing it doesn't necessarily upset the people living there, it is a part of the current culture. Bottom line-its crucial to impress upon these groups western values

2. Bangladesh

2.1. Industry

2.1.1. Clothing

2.1.1.1. The clothing industry in Bangladesh has resulted in many women being forced to work long hours in very poor conditions

3. India

3.1. Religion

3.1.1. Religion generally is ver impactful in how society views gender identities and roles in society.

3.1.1.1. Religion can reinforce the social positions of women are or where people believe they should be. For example, the act of Hindu temples not allowing female worshipers reinforces the the idea that they are less than men.

3.2. Marriage

3.2.1. First dowry, allow outlawed, has historically and can be a problem with the family of the girl in the relationship expected to put forth some sort of price for the marriage to be accepted

3.2.2. Arranged marriages are also play into gender roles as the woman is expected to leave her family and join the family of the men

3.3. Media

3.3.1. Bollywood also plays a significant aspect in depicting gender roles. Film typically represents a

3.4. Education

3.4.1. India has a female literacy rate of 39%, this is very indicative of inequality in a population

3.5. Technology

3.5.1. This has actually has an adverse effect on women as it has resulted in the male preference has families will sometimes abort female children after stop after a male child because, as somewhat explained in the marriage and dowry section boys are deemed to be "more valuable"

4. Pakistan

4.1. Religion

4.1.1. Some very extreme groups, such as the Taliban, have used a misinterpretation religion as a mechanism to unfairly keep men in a greater societal structure

4.2. Media

4.2.1. There is a somewhat serious representation problem within the Pakistani media

4.3. Fashion

4.3.1. Different ideas of what fashion should be also impacts the gender identities and the expectations behind them. These variations absolutely change from culture to culture

4.3.1.1. This is best seen in the in class vice video of the fashion show. The reporter came from a culture where clothes are a sign of personal freedom and viewed the need to cover up as a sign of a type of oppression which isn't necessarily true.

5. Sri Lanka

5.1. FTZ

5.1.1. Media: Women who work here are often depicted very negatively as the media, as the area has been described as a City of Whores which of course isn't true

5.2. In order to get more economically sound women move to these types of areas in an attempt to move up economically, and they are often heavily ridiculed