We can see differences in income, power, and position everywhere we look. In an unequal social system, certain individuals or social groupings are frequently treated unfairly. Discrimination can be based on a variety of factors, including age, gender, weight, ethnicity, religion, and even political beliefs.
Whatever we say about anti-discrimination, there are some aspects in our culture that we are deliberately or unknowingly following in terms of discrimination. However, no matter how we execute anti-discrimination initiatives within the country, the irony still remains. Some of the practices are clearly discriminatory, but they are widely accepted by our baffled culture. Let’s have a glance at a few of them:
1. Gender-Based price discrimination
Gender-based price discrimination exists. Yes, you read that right. A man’s haircut is far less expensive than a woman’s. A female is frequently charged less or even gets free entry to a nightclub than a man. It’s not unusual because we’re constantly exposed to it.
2. Objectification of women in songs
Girls and women are generally undervalued and have lesser social status as a result of gender stereotypes. These can be found paradoxically portrayed in popular music. Popular songs like “Sali Mann Paryo” emphasize the sexualization of women and the normalization of explicit relationships, and the song is notoriously popular among activists.
3. Money rules
This simply means that you are free to do whatever you want until and unless you are rich. Money can buy almost anything nowadays. When it comes to electing politicians, an arba is more powerful than a ballot.
4. Smoke break
It is extremely unjust and unfair for non-smoking employees. The higher-ups consider those who smoke and take five-minute breaks to be completely fine. Non-smokers, on the other hand, might get a handful of scolding just for scrolling through Twitter for a second.
5. Equipment for left-handed people
It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for; we’ve got it. From the chair desk at school to the handle on the refrigerator at home. Everything is constructed with right-handed people in mind, while left-handed people are openly neglected.
6. No pockets for women’s pants
You may wonder why this is the case. Designers of women’s jeans, ironically, argue that the pockets will destroy the attractiveness of the feminine figure which is utter nonsense! Surprisingly, the fashion industry is concerned that if women’s jeans have pockets, their accessories such as handbags and purses will be less desirable.
Although most individuals believe that body-shaming is bad, no one seems to object to making fun of short people. Everyone, including myself and you, laughs at the joke about short people without regard for their sentiments.
8. People who do not want kids
A happily married man’s virility is frequently questioned if they haven’t had a child after a few years of marriage. The majority of Nepalis are victims, perpetrators, and spectators in this case. Victims are basically compelled to have children by the perpetrators, or they will be shunned by them and shamed by the spectators.
9. Treating homeless people
Everyone seems to treat the homeless as if they aren’t worth the spit on their shoe. People frequently forget that they are the ones who have suffered a setback. Instead of being treated with compassion, they are treated grievously.