The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Despite this definition, women’s health is often seen as secondary to men’s health. This is a bias that needs to be broken.
March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to – Speak up when you see or hear someone being sexist or making derogatory comments about women.
This year, we would like to focus on how to break the bias against women. There are many ways in which bias against women manifests itself, from the pay gap to the lack of female leaders. We need to address all of these issues if we want true gender equality. In this blog post, we will explore some ways that you can break the bias against women and help create a more equal world!
Why International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8?
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 08 because it was on this day in 1908 that women from across the United States marched through New York City to demand voting rights, better working conditions, and an end to gender discrimination. The march became known as the “Women’s Day Parade” and helped lay the groundwork for the women’s suffrage movement.
Importance of International Women's Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 08 to mark the achievements of women and to call for greater equality. The day is a reminder that gender bias exists in all aspects of life, from the workplace to the home. It is also a time to celebrate how far we have come in the fight for gender equality.
What are the biases against women even in this century?
In 2020, a United Nations global report found that close to 90% of all people have some form of gender bias against women.
Even in this century, there are biases against women. The pay gap is one example of this; women are often paid less than men for doing the same job. There are also fewer female leaders in business and politics, which can create an environment in which women feel they have to work twice as hard to be taken seriously. There are lesser health care facility and health-related information. We need to break these biases if we want to achieve true gender equality.
Bias against women in health sector
There is also a bias against women in the health sector. For example, women are often not taken as seriously as men when they report symptoms and are less likely to be given medication for serious conditions. For example, a 2018 study found that doctors often view men with chronic pain as “brave” or “stoic,” but view women with chronic pain as “emotional” or “hysterical.”
Most women doesn’t even have health insurance. It is mostly men of the house that has health insurance under their name.
This is just one example of how bias against women can have deadly consequences.
Why women are less health-conscious than men?
One reason that women may be less health-conscious than men is that they are often not given the same information about their bodies and health. For example, many women are not taught about the signs of heart disease or how to prevent it. Most women doesn’t even feel the need to have regular body checkup.
In India most Women are homemaker and most of their days are spent in taking care of their families and home. They hardly spare anytime for themselves. Even if they have any health issues they ignore it until it becomes very serious.
If you ask these women why they don’t look after their health, they will say that they hardly get any time from home. This is how much ignorant women are about their health.
How can we break the bias against women regarding health?
By educating women about their bodies and health.
We can also encourage them to engage in health care activity like Yoga, sports, etc.
Women who are not able to give themselves time due to home and family should be encouraged by family members to invest time in their health.
Most women who doesn’t earn hesitate to invest money on their health should be encouraged by their husbands to invest in health activity rather than on jewellery and other qssmaterialist things.
Additionally, we can provide women with access to quality healthcare by ensuring that they have health insurance coverage.
Finally, we must work to create a society in which women are not discriminated against in the healthcare setting.
How to break the bias against women in day-to-day life?
So how do we break the bias against women? There are many ways to do this, and everyone can play a role in creating a more equal world.
Here are some suggestions:
– Advocate for gender equality. Speak out about the issues that matter.
– Speak up when you see or hear someone being sexist or making derogatory comments about women.
– Support businesses and organizations that are led by or employ a significant number of women.
– Educate yourself about the issues that women face around the world.
– Volunteer with or donate to organizations that work to empower women and girls.
– Promote positive body image in your friends, family, and community.
– Men can play a critical role in breaking the bias against women by speaking out against sexism and championing