Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Gender stereotypical hypocritical attitudes and behaviours towards girls and women in Nepalese society

We are what we think and utter as our thoughts are seeds of words that propel us to take action that exhibit in our attitudes and behaviours. Psychological evidence suggests that an individuals' thoughts and ideas shape societal perspective and mindset on how one looks surroundings and its objects, individual and society as a whole. 
In Nepalese society from each and every aspect of socioeconomic affair females are always look down because of gender stereotypical hypocritical attitudes and perceptions towards them from womb to tomb. From their feminine power of production and reproduction that is directly relating to their sexuality and characteristics they have been negatively and submissively prototype  believing and thinking that they are worthless human being, can't do anything without male members of their life and family. Therefore, proverbs relating to misogynist views and attitudes have been coined since ancient time that we commonly hear in our society even these days uttering by both men and women. Some of the commonly use and refer gender stereotypical misogynist Nepali proverbs include [1]: 
Beget a son, and dine on mutton; beget a daughter, get pumpkin.
A daughter is the nest of shame.
The daughter is dead and so is infamy
The daughter is for managing the household; the son is for the world.
The riches in the fist and the wife within sight.
A manly man has ten wives.

The crowing of a hen is unbecoming.
Do not ask a man’s salary, nor a woman’s age.
Father and son doing the accounts; mother and daughter swapping things.
A daughter is reared for the in-laws as the dog is taken by the leopard.
Straw houses can never last, women never retain their caste.
If you have a foot, shoes are always readily available.
Blacker than coal, tattered clothes with holes,
Without beauty and grace, in a husband-hunting race.
Even a mouse marries seven times in December.
Many a wanton woman have ten husbands; but not one at the time of death.
Even the fart of the youngest wife tends to be sweet.
Fatherlessness makes one a half-orphan; motherlessness makes one a full orphan.
Look for a pebbly uneven plot, go for a wife with a goitre.
The swapping of cooked rice and a wife is not done.
If romance does not work, there is always the wife at home.
Nepalese society it is irony that females are remembered only when there is a distressful situation and accordingly proverbs have been created by old days feudal mindset men. Some of the proverbs include [1]:
A mother is remembered only at times of distress.
If the maternal breast could not gratify,
Would the sucking of father’s knee satisfy?
1. Uprety, Balram, 2008. Beauty, grace and the crowing hen. Accessed from

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