International Women’s Day: Gender equality has been achieved typically and not essentially
“In a democratic and humane society, the International Women’s Day reminds us of what remains to be conquered, because the main challenge remains the gender equality,” Dimitra Kogkidou, professor in the Faculty of Education and President of the Commission for Gender and Equality in Aristotle University said in an interview with the Athens Macedonian News Agency (ANA).
“If career means hard work for a man, for a woman it means hard work and even harder struggle for acceptance,” she underlined and added: “The course towards the gender equality is long and slow and it requires planning and implementation of gender policies.
The professor accused the media for reproducing the gendered stereotypes, while “their role could be decisive in promoting gender equality and help overcome the sexist example of society organization.”
The children are trapped in gender stereotypes with the little girls “being more and more trapped in the dictatorship of femininity and of the mirror and the little boys to be excluded from games characterised as girlish.