These DAV Class 7 SST Notes and DAV Class 7 SST Chapter 22 Notes – Unpacking Gender hold significant importance as study material for students.
Unpacking Gender Class 7 DAV Notes
→ The word ‘Gender’ refers to the different values, attitudes and behaviours that are attached to the roles of males and females by different social and cultural groups.
→ In our society, boys and girls are treated differently from their early childhood.
→ Stereotypical gender roles like males are tough and females are the weaker sex, originate from roles that are taught during childhood.
→ Boys are given guns and cars as toys and girls are given dolls and playhouses.
→ Boys are told to be dominating and girls are told to be obedient.
→ The notion of sterotyping creates discrimination that results in inequality. It hampers the individual growth.
→ Women usually work much harder than their male counterparts. But unfortunately their hard work which includes household activities and childcare is ignored in this male dominating society.
→ Rural women do even harder duty. Their activities are not confined to sowing and harvesting buffalows along with looking after the cows, buffaloes and hens.
→ The domestic maids in big cities also work very hard. They live under unhygienic conditions and lead a humiliated life.
→ The condition of urban educated women is not very different. They bear double responsibility. They work both inside and outside home.
→ At work she has to perform her duties equivalent to her male counterpart. Once back home in the evening she has to complete the household chores.
→ The issue of women’s inequality is an international one. A well laid out planning is required on international level for gender equality.
→ Women were given due respect in earlier times but the situation changed gradually and discrimination against women increased.
→ But today, education has empowered women to emerge as a powerful force in political and economic spheres. Many women social activists have led strong movements for equality.
→ Education makes women aware of their rights, their rightful place in the society and the factors that hamper their growth.
→ Gender equality is the need of the hour. Equal sharing of responsibilities and a harmonious partnership between women and men are necessary for the well-being of their family as well as for Indian democracy.
→ Stereotype : We create a stereotype when we see boys and girls in fixed roles and do not look at them as unique individuals.
→ Discrimination : Treating someone differently or making a distinction.
→ Gender : The term refers to the different values attitudes and behaviours that are attached to the roles of males and females by different social and cultural groups.
→ Discriminating : Treating someone as inferior or lower in status.
→ Domination : In total control over others.
→ Harvesting : Gathering ripened crops.
→ Invisibilisation : Not to see or ignore.
→ Primitive tribes : Early humans who depended on land or animal rearing for survival.
→ Rational society : Group of people who think sensibly.
→ Social activists : People who work for bringing positive change in society or for the welfare of the people.