Question: “Gender discrimination in Bangladesh begins at birth.” Complete the following line in two paragraphs. In the first paragraph, you will show the reasons for gender discrimination and in the second paragraph, you will suggest a possible solution to it.
Answer: Gender discrimination in Bangladesh begins at birth. In our country, women are the worst sufferers. Social prejudices and customs tend to degrade their position. When a female child is born. it is not regarded as a happy event. She is not welcome with the deep warmth of her heart. Instead of being delighted the male members think that she has come to add to their misery. Even the mother of the female child is not welcome cordially for giving birth to a female child. Rather she is held in great contempt. Obviously, there are many reasons behind this social superstition. First of all, she is regarded as a liability to be got rid of as soon as possible. Her marriage drives her parents mad for our evil dowry system. Her parents try to find a husband for her even before she attains physical and mental maturity. Her marriage may cost her parents a heavy amount of money. Religious misinterpretation and social structures discourage, often prevent, girls from going to co-education schools.
This problem can not be solved overnight. To solve this problem our outlook towards the girls should be changed. We should realize that women are equal partners to men. They should be made self-sufficient by giving them proper education and employment. They should be provided the same type of food as are given to male children. Early marriage should be stopped.