We should open our eyes to the status of women in our society. We may take it for granted that women are free to take on different roles in our present society. But years before, women have been discriminated against and oppressed just because of their gender. Until now, in some parts of the world, women are not able to enjoy these privileges and high esteem in society. This realization makes us sensitive to gender roles and relationships. We should check ourselves if we hold the traditional view of women as homemakers and nothing else or if we hold men in higher regard compared to women. Of course, there are other cross-cultural factors to consider such as race, ethnicity, and age that influence gender inequality. We have to be aware of these factors and how they affect our way of thinking. As long as women are disadvantaged, they would not be able to fulfill their full potential and contribute to the best of their abilities in our society. That is why there is a need to address the issue of gender inequality so that we can achieve harmony in this world.
We would like to believe that we have taken great strides in fighting for gender equality. We have seen how women are now able to participate in social, political, economic, and educational activities in our country. However, there is still much work to be done. These rights and privileges are not yet enjoyed by women all over the world. There should be a continuous support to educate others about the importance of gender equality. The way we think about women and men shape our lives and the world we live in. It determines the opportunities we unlock and spaces we open up to women and influences how far they can go in our society. We should continue to empower women until they feel free and safe to show who they really are and what they want to be. We should not give up until we reach that moment when we are able to transform and transcend gender relations and see each other as men and women, equals, with the same capacity to make a difference in this world.