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GENDER INEQUALITY IN NIGERIA.pdf
OKAFOR AMUCHE .C
Abstract :
Gender equality has been one of the most prevalent issues in our society. The difference between the sex and gender roles of men and women are so much being debated on today. Radical feminist believe that biology difference is the reason for gender equality between men and women while the Marxist/Socialist feminists think it is capitalism that is the problem. Liberal feminist advocates for gradual change in the political, economic and social system and also equal opportunity in education and work sector. It was deduced that Nigerian men do not see their women as equal. The women in Nigerian society are seen as the ‘other’ of the men. It was suggested that women empowerment is the first step in achieving gender equality and also the need to work towards intensified education and enlightment of the individual women so that she discovers her power and break the cycle of low self esteem.