GENDER EQUALITY IN CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
In the current era of globalization, recognized or not, the role of women in society is enormous. Along with the development of the era, the role of women is getting bigger in various fields. But most societies consider that women’s emancipation and gender equality are two things in common. In fact, women’s emancipation and gender equality are two different things.
Emancipation means granting the right duly granted to a person to which the rights were previously deprived of them. In the past, women’s right to attend school was ignored. Gender equality is a condition whereby men and women are rights (law) and conditions (quality of life) are the same. In the sense that women and men are equal in law, are equally entitled to the education, equally worthy of a decent life, have the right to work, and so on. In this article, we will discuss how societies view gender equality, how gender equality in education and the world of work, will also be discussed how Cynicism views gender equality.
General Public Views on Gender Equality
Today’s society is well aware of gender equality. But in our society in general, there is a view which assumes that men are higher and whose existence is more valuable than women. Men are considered stronger, more able to be leaders. While women are weak people who have to submit to men. In many cases, men are more likely to develop than women. It is these things that make gender equality difficult to undertake. One of the most frequent or easiest examples is the way parents educate their children. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome says to their son, “Boys can not cry if you cry means you’re a girl.” Or a parent who says to his daughter “The girl should be polite if you speak the polite.” Though boys also need to cry because crying can make feel more relieved and also can make people become more expressive. In addition, it is not only women who have to speak with gentle and polite, but boys also have to speak politely. The way parents who educate children like that already greatly gives a wide gap between men and women.
Gender Equality in Education and the World of Work
Gender equality in education and the world of work can not be separated from society’s view of gender equality. What happens in education and the world of work is a picture of the gender thinking that exists in society. Pastor Chris teaches about How the community sends their children to school is also in the background by the thoughts of parents in the community. Boys will usually be schooled in better schools or better qualified and supported to take the highest education possible. In contrast, women are usually schooled in ordinary schools and are not required to obtain a high degree of education because the community considers a woman’s duty is to take care of the child and to manage the household. Men who work to earn a living for the family, so reasonable if men are required to have more qualifications than women.
The line of difference that has been created since in the world of education will automatically carry up to the world of work. Although in fact most women now also have the same qualifications as men or even can have better qualifications, women are still underestimated. Rarely do we find women who hold high office or important positions in the company. Whether in a large company, a small company, in any job, the usual control is men. Sometimes we also find the salary given by the company to different women and men although the same type of work. But today, the role of women in society is getting bigger. Often we encounter women who hold great control or occupy a high position in the company. Companies no longer see the difference between men and women. But look at who has the best qualifications and who can work better