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1) Evaluate whether gender bias is all pervasive in Indian societies. Discuss how we are dealing with correcting these biases?(250 words) 

Topic– Salient features of Indian Society

1) Evaluate whether gender bias is all pervasive in Indian societies. Discuss how we are dealing with correcting these biases?(250 words) 

Indianexpress

Why this question

The article discusses the issue of gender bias in our country and exposes how it is prevalent in more 0fields than just economic. The article discusses the stages in which gender movement in India has evolved, the steps taken and required to be taken to overcome these biases. The article is important for preparing women related issues for society section of GS1.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to give our opinion on whether gender bias is pervasive in Indian society and the areas where its impact can be seen. Thereafter, it expects us to explain our efforts to correct the gender bias and discuss their effectiveness.

Directive word

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Highlight the status of women in today’s society.

Body

  • Mention that the status of women in India has been highlighted via several indices and reports. Discuss the biases in various domains like social, political, economic etc. Highlight the reasons for such biases
  • Explain the steps taken by India so far in correcting these biases. Discuss the steps taken over the course of history as explained in the article. Highlight currently how we have started giving more importance to gender issues with steps like beti bachao beti padhao etc
  • Discuss the problems faced by women still such as threat to physical safety etc and highlight the steps that can be taken

Conclusion – Give your opinion on the status of women in Indian society and the steps that can be taken to further improve the situation.