Gender Stereotype: Being Nepali Women!

Authors

  • Priyanka K.C. Central Department of Rural Development (CDRD)
  • Rajan Binayek Pasa Central Department of Rural Development, Tribhuvan University
  • Bishnu Bahadur Khatri Central Department of Rural Development, Tribhuvan University https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4777-1307

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/pragya.v11i02.52104

Keywords:

rebellers, marriage, Gender stereotype, patriarchal, menstruation

Abstract

This paper discusses gender stereotypes still embedded in Nepali society towards women due to the disbelief and misconception which shaping the expectations, attitudes, and behaviors toward women. This study also elucidates the sad reality of gender stereotype throughout the life of women (birth, marriage etc.) that have been practicing in the culture and making life vulnerable and challenging. The critical appraisal at the situation of Nepali women reveals a terrible realityas women are still tolerating gender stereotype practices in the society, even when everyone is aware of their rights and gender equality. In particular, some exceptional woman personalities such as Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (first Nepali woman and the second woman in the world to summit Mount Everest); Anuradha Koirala (CNN's Hero of the Year-2010); Puspa Basnet (CNN's Hero of the Year-2012) etc. are the epitome of rebellers of the gender stereotype in Nepal. In general, equal praise, motivation and right education to both child (son and daughter) starting from home can help them to build gender neutral attitude in the future. Therefore, capacity to defy all the odds of the society like these rebellers of stereotype and gender neutral attitude towards gender stereotypes are the foundation of way out for maintaining gender equality in Nepali society.

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Author Biographies

Priyanka K.C., Central Department of Rural Development (CDRD)

Member of Student Quality Circle

Rajan Binayek Pasa, Central Department of Rural Development, Tribhuvan University

Lecturer

Bishnu Bahadur Khatri, Central Department of Rural Development, Tribhuvan University

Associate Professor

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

K.C., P., Pasa, R. B., & Khatri, B. B. (2022). Gender Stereotype: Being Nepali Women!. Patan Pragya, 11(02), 110–120. https://doi.org/10.3126/pragya.v11i02.52104

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