Sex Discrimination in Education


One might want to believe this subject is out of place in the 21st century. There is not any longer any discrimination on the grounds of sex in the realm of instruction, is it there? The answer to that, unfortunately, is yes. There’s still a strong awareness of discrimination according to sex.

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Girls are still predicted to match in the conventional roles and locate themselves on the unenviable facet of the sex split. The problem in India is pretty stark. Yes and we need to digest this bitter truth. When it may be all very well to bring up Kalpana Chawla, Saina Nehwal, and Indira Nooyi as poster girls for the Indian woman child, the sad reality is that a large number of Indian girls, in urban, educated houses, are discriminated against when it comes to education. A 50-something homemaker in Delhi who didn’t want to be named, described her life in the 70’s because she was graduating school in the subsequent words, “the school leaving certificate exam was known as SSLC in these days. We’d joke that it stood for ‘Stop Studying learn Cooking’.” However, the truth is that even in this era, many parents do not see education as a good ‘investment’ for their daughters.  

There are numerous social barriers that prevent the girls attending schools or schools, such as financial crisis, family responsibilities, the mindset which girls do not need education, etc.. All these discourage parents from getting their women enrolled in the faculty. A woman’s role in lifestyle is still very much judged on the grounds of her ‘performance’ from the kitchen, along with a good meal rustled up by a woman is, even now, counted as her “real” achievement over, say, a well-settled lady, who works in a MNC. Even when she does excel in the workplace, her primary duty is always to the house and hearth, and what else is secondary. In areas of less urbanisation, most women aren’t even sent to school outside a certain age, if at all. The rationale behind that is that any expenditure on the education of a girl is merely an added burden, because she will, finally, have to get married off, with a fat dowry.

Various coverage involvements on behalf of the girl child, like the Report of the National Committee on Women’s Education (1958-9), Kothari Commission Report (1964-5), National Policy (1968), and National Policy on Education (1986);’ve encouraged several families to let their kid research. These policies have stressed the need for empowering girls and today, the entire number of girl students enrolled in the upper primary education is much better. Exposure to schooling makes an individual capable of producing their own fate and self-reliant.

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