Gender discrimination within the family

Other Names:
Injustice within the family
Discrimination against women within the family
Active discrimination towards family women

The family has been the primary breeding ground for injustice. Until there is justice within the family women will not be able to gain equality in politics, at work, or in any other sphere. Political theory has erred in focusing its attention on the political realm, assuming the private realm of the family to be immune from oppression, competition, and power struggle. The imbalance of power within the home is exacerbated by the payment of wage checks to the working partner without acknowledgement of the contribution of the other providing unpaid domestic services. Only children who are equally mothered and fathered can develop fully the psychological and moral capacities that currently seem to be unevenly distributed between the sexes.

Broader Problems:
Sexual discrimination
Narrower Problems:
Gender bias in raising children
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
Date of last update
24.06.2019 – 19:05 CEST