Women being biased against women

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Hi my name is Emotional_Piano,

I want to talk about women being biased against women. For example, a student is suspended because of her dress code from school. The female headteacher meets a student, who is a girl, wearing shorts. The Female Headteacher said, "your shorts violates the school dress code - they are too short" and her friend said, "NO! they don't...,". She took her books from her and asked her to go to the office for disciplinary action, which was not right because the school allows girls to wear shorts as part of the school uniform. Next to her were some boys passing with the same size of shorts and some even smaller than hers, but the headteacher did not bother to ask them why they had those shorts. This shows that the headteacher is biased against the female gender.

Another example is a lady who applies for a job and luckily gets selected for the interview, but at the interview panel, she meets more more ladies, who tell her that unfortunately, we already have more women and we are looking for a male to take up the position. This is bias! Every job should equal employment rights. All genders should given equal rights.

Comments (42)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    11 Mar 2022

    A really interesting story here that raises a couple of points we can discuss. Well done!

    Sometimes there are rules that try to make men and women, boys and girls equal. Are there occasions/examples when these rules don't work and there is still bias?

    Why are women biased against other women, when they face those prejudices themselves?

  • British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    11 Mar 2022

    Because if a woman is married, she takes the rationale and nature of her husband, and if she is single, she imitates the stamps of her brother, father or one of her relatives.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    11 Mar 2022

    Q. Why do you think women are biased against other women.
    1. A major reason for this is jealousy and I think this issue is one of the things that give the opposite gender the courage to discriminate against women. For example, a man can see a woman being biased toward another woman and think"oh, if they do it to themselves then surely I can do it to them too". A woman can be jealous of another woman for a reason and sees that the only way out is to criticize attack and try to sabotage the woman because she sees success in the woman that cannot be seen in herself.
    2. A woman seeking approval from others especially the opposite gender can stop so low as to criticize another woman to adapt to new trends in the society without stopping to think about whether what she is doing is right.
    These are my sincere opinions about this issue. I am talking from experience because I too have been a victim.

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    14 Mar 2022

    In the battle for gender equality, women face not only masculine discrimination that discourages them, but also feminine prejudice that makes it difficult for them to achieve equality between themselves and men. Sociologists confirm that the stereotypical culture in which women were brought up, especially in Arab societies, is what made them deny the rights of their female cousins ​​and do not work to change the prevailing mentality in dealing with them, which further marginalized them.

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    14 Mar 2022

    I think that one of the most important reasons for women's bias against a woman like her may also be due to the social sediments that some women suffer from.
    For example, if compared in terms of aesthetic or academic, then here is the problem. The nature in which a woman was created does not like to be compared to her peers. This is where jealousy begins and turns into a prejudice that may become aggressive between them.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      willing_imagination's comment 15 Mar 2022

      Please can you explain what you mean by "the nature in which a woman was created"? This implies that all women are the same - but this is not true.

      1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Mar 2022

        No, this is not what I meant. I mean that women, by their nature, do not prefer to be compared to a woman like her, so you find that she hates some questions from each other.

        1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
          willing_imagination's comment 15 Mar 2022

          Can you explain what you mean by "by their nature"? Is this a fair phrase to use?

          1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
            Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Mar 2022

            It may not be fair, but the female always prefers to be distinguished from other women, so she wants not to ask about something that may bother her, such as asking, for example, about her age or even about her salary or job and how she got her. All these things make her nature so

      2. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 21 Mar 2022

        Ok l say The woman performs the role of wife, partner, organizer, administrator, director, re-creator, economist, mother, disciplinarian, teacher, health officer, artist and queen in the family at the same time. Apart from it, woman plays a key role in the socio-economic development of the society.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    15 Mar 2022

    Some of the major reasons why I think women are biased against women include:

    1. Jealousy: This is a major reason. I think this issue is one of the things that give the opposite gender the courage to discriminate against women. For example, a man can see a woman being biased toward another woman and think"oh, if they do it to themselves then surely I can do it to them too". A woman can be jealous of another woman for a reason and sees that the only way out is to criticize attack and try to sabotage the woman because she sees success in the woman that cannot be seen in herself.

    2. A woman seeking approval: When a woman is seeking approval from others especially the opposite gender she can stop so low as to criticize another woman to adapt to new trends in the society without stopping to think about whether what she is doing is right. This happens when a woman does not know her worth and what she is capable of doing and she is trying to bring down another woman who is trying to show her what she is not seeing.

    3. Another reason is that some women have grown into the mindset women are indeed inferior to men. They have come across it s much in their day to day life that they now believe that it is true so much that when they see another woman trying to make a difference and take a stand they try to bring her down by discriminating against them.

    These are my sincere opinions about this issue. I am talking from experience because I too have been a victim.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      constructive_moth's comment 15 Mar 2022

      Yes, it is true, for many women become prejudiced in the first place, especially when they become convinced that there is a woman who may reach a position and a decision-maker here, who starts trying to bring down this woman by the girls of her gender

  • British Council.jpg digital_parrot | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    some people often despise others for thier gender,colour and so oninclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair.it said that 90% percent of people who are girls despise each other because of thier gender.People might belive or think that others are not liable,people also think they are not involded in such things but in reality everyone engages in them .The belief that different races enchant distinct characteristics, abilities especially so as to diffrentiate them as inferior or superior to one another.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      digital_parrot's comment 16 Mar 2022

      Can you tell us where you found your 90% statistic, digital_parrot?

      1. British Council.jpg digital_parrot | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 18 Mar 2022

        I found 90% statistics in my community because most of the girls and women in my community do not like each other because of what they feel about themselves

  • British Council.jpg responsible_flight | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    Gender equality it is how both genders get the same response, judgement and treatment. women are gifts to the world. they rise children and train and educate them.

    1. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
      responsible_flight's comment 23 Mar 2022

      Yes that is very true women give birth to their kids breast feed them and also take care of them while the men are not there .women have a big role in this world and so are the men . women to women biasness is when the women get jealous of something that other women or they feel bad, the like the male gender more than their own gender which is very wrong all of use should like all gender equality and that is the meaning of gender equality

  • British Council.jpg majestic_orangutan | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    I strongly believe that, when girls were given the opportunity to be educated through the education system, there have been a lot of improvement. Woman are now taking a lot of responsibility in the world. Every human has rights, let continue to fight for woman.

  • British Council.jpg comfortable_singer | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    Why do you think women are biased against other women.
    The reason being that, the training given to them by different parent also lead to this because, some parents are not fair.

    1. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
      comfortable_singer's comment 21 Mar 2022

      one reason is they are jealous to women on how they look or maybe their had a brother and the parents like the male gender ( which is the brother) in most of situations like that the women will likely pretend to be the opposite gender because the way she was raised was in a very bad way that made her hate her gender. And in the world they are more reason.

  • British Council.jpg talented_coyote | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    Someone who is bias make decisions based on how he/she already feel rather than by looking at the facts t hat we are all human no matter our differences, so we should not hate one but love one another. So let's all love each other and not make bias seperate us. If bias comes between two people it easily separates them.

  • British Council.jpg responsible_flight | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    16 Mar 2022

    HELLO PLEASE THIS IS RESPONSIBLE_FLIGHT
    I THINK YOUR POST WAS REALLY SHOWING THE NEED FOR GENDER EQUALITY.PLEASE KEEP IT UP

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      responsible_flight's comment 17 Mar 2022

      Please write in lower case letters responsible_flight, and not in CAPS

    2. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
      responsible_flight's comment 21 Mar 2022

      Thank you so much for the support. 🙏

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    16 Mar 2022

    In August, our country conducts elections, and sometimes women vie alot. These women who vie, normally get 20% of their fellow women's support and this is showing that women are being biased against each other in society. This bias made women not get represented by the government because they did not elect women who can understand their daily problems and cab them. We need to cab this inequality to also get equal governmental support as men and boys in society.

  • British Council.jpg grounded_idea | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    17 Mar 2022

    I believe women can do anything if they put their mind to it like the saying goes "what man can do women can do better".

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      grounded_idea's comment 17 Mar 2022

      Some women might find this phrase empowering, grounded_idea. However others people might not agree with it because it is not always true. Can you think of a saying that would empower women that is always true?

  • British Council.jpg intuitive_dinosaur | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    17 Mar 2022

    About boys wearing shorts that are to short that is not fair but for girls to wear shorts that are to short can attract unnecessary attention from boys so I think the shorts should be longer just by maybe 3 inches

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      intuitive_dinosaur's comment 17 Mar 2022

      This sounds like you are asking women to dress differently to stop a bad behaviour from men, which doesn't sound very fair. Should the women have to dress differently? Or should the boys giving unnecessary attention have a consequence for their actions instead?

      1. British Council.jpg intuitive_dinosaur | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 18 Mar 2022

        I am not asking women to dress differently to stop a bad behavior from men but to dress well. Don't forget that, men are attracted to what they see.

        1. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
          intuitive_dinosaur's comment 20 Mar 2022

          HI intuitive_dinosaur the comment is not that true . That not true. It is like your saying that all men get attracted so easily but it is not true. Some men of the world are not attracted. like a man l now has a small brother they are all grown ups d and they all have different behaviours. The older brother is attracted so fast so easily that when he saw a girl he love

          Loved her but the smaller brother is not attracted easily like his older brother . Not to be mean but how women dress is not the problem in this situation .

        2. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          intuitive_dinosaur's comment 21 Mar 2022

          I don't think it's anyone's place to tell someone else how to dress - it should be their choice, shouldn't it?

          1. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
            Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 21 Mar 2022

            Yes , that true women dress how they like . You some men tell women dress the way they but women don't say to them " dress like that " so , yes women dress the way they want to .

          2. British Council.jpg intuitive_dinosaur | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
            Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Mar 2022

            Yes you are right it is not my place to tell someone how to dress

            1. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
              intuitive_dinosaur's comment 23 Mar 2022

              Yes now that is right 👍. Women should dress the way they want and no men or woman should tell them how to dress.

      2. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Mar 2022

        It is the it is the choice for the women to see how they dress. they dress how they like so to me I will say for the man to stop with the unnecessary attention towards them in some parts of the world women are always called beautiful yeah that is true but some men always give him the attention they never want. women are beautiful yes but even the women doesn't want the attention, some men Force the women to do an appropriate things which they don't want or like

        1. British Council.jpg intuitive_dinosaur | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
          emotional_piano's comment 24 Mar 2022

          yes that is like they are abusing women right to freedom

  • British Council.jpg outspoken_shrimp | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    20 Mar 2022

    The woman wants to take her freedom, and we tell her: Take your freedom, but politely. Do not deviate from customs and traditions, so as not to bring shame to your parents and family.In the end, you have freedom and respect, and thank you

  • British Council.jpg quickwitted_iceberg | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Mar 2022

    A very notable point there emotional piano. To Olivia's question, I believe that this happens (women being biased against women) because of traditional reasons. Majority of the human population has chosen to see the picture just as it was originally painted to be. If we accept this picture, then there will be no moving forward for us. I believe that no matter how we try not to be biased, there is still a part of us that connects to our ancestors (who originated this issue of gender inequality) and makes us to accept what they introduced. This is why it is possible today for women to be biased against women even when they face the same prejudices themselves.
    I believe that the way out of this ditch of gender bias is to attack that part of us that identifies with that negative aspect of our ancestors. Fix this and the whole thing is fixed and the world will be free of this menace.

  • British Council.jpg glorious_fox | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Mar 2022

    To build a more gender-equl world, we need to break bias!

    Unconscious gender bias remains a significant barrier to women’s career advancement.

    The unconscious gender bias continues to impact women in the society activities, and more must be done to enable highly skilled women to advance into leadership positions.

    So, we need to break the bias, to have a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world.

    To break gender bias, we need first to understand what is gender bias to avoid and eliminate it. Societies should make every effort to educate people through ongoing training.

    Also, it’s important to recognize our personal bias and acknowledging it. This allows us to actively set it aside in our thoughts and actions and build positive experiences that will broaden and adjust our thinking.

  • British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
    23 Mar 2022

    Yes that is very right right 👍.

  • British Council.jpg optimistic_speech | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    31 Mar 2022

    When a woman is prejudiced against another woman, the nature of the society in which you live is prejudiced against women, so these women tend to this society, so they have to stand against it, but sometimes these women do the opposite, and that is not the main problem against girls' bias Against each other, there are feelings of jealousy and rivalries that occur between them that motivate this problem.

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