Social politics is the process through which groups in various social structures make collective decisions. Social politics is influenced by various facets of the society such as religion, business, gender, academics and even sports. Social politics therefore encapsulate the attitudes, beliefs, proclivity and behaviors which occupy the interests, objectives or desires of the majority of people within a group.
Consequently, social politics has a prolific effect on the plight of the woman in relation to the activities, careers and locales associated with the feminine or male genders. The plight of women simply means the challenges faced by women as they endeavor to be integrated into the mainstream society while engaging in activities that have conventionally been considered to be outside the span of their capabilities or gender. This essay seeks to establish the dynamics of social politics relative to the plight of women and determine the enormity with which social politics enables or limits the progression of women in society.
[...] Such religions essentially create a foundation for social politics since they act as a potent referral point from where restrictions can be drawn (Badawi 11). The restrictions foe women in elective politics are therefore deeply rooted in religion and culture which form a significant component of social politics. Conclusion Social politics have a primary role in the way individuals think, relate and conduct themselves mainly because society sets standards in which all are required to comply. However, women have ostensibly been sidelined in terms of social justice in that their needs have never been met or equated to their male counterparts. [...]
[...] High risk and physically demanding jobs are male dominated and female entrants are perceived as overly competitive or antisocial. Elective politics is also a male dominated field which has over the years neglected the legislative needs of women due to lack of enough female candidates to push forth their agenda. However, an increasing number of women have joined elective politics from the mid twentieth century which has in essence changed the opinionated scope of social politics. Works Cited Badawi, Jamal. The Status of Women in Islam. [...]
[...] Al-Ittihad Journal of Islamic Studies http://www.institutealislam.com/the-status-of- woman-in-islam-by-dr-jamal-badawi/ Lockwood, Bert. Women's Rights: A Human Rights Quarterly Reader. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press Print. Melanie, Phillips. The Ascent of Woman: A History of the Suffragette Movement. London: Abacus Print. [...]
[...] Traditional societies located in the rural areas of developing nations such as India, China and Africa still presuppose that the role of the woman is to bear children, cook and maintain the homestead. Social politics induced by subliminal beliefs dictate that women should not in any manner accomplish more than their male counterparts in terms of knowledge or wealth. Women in these societies are therefore limited by culture, attitudes and beliefs in as far as their accomplishments are concerned (Melanie 98). Furthermore, such beliefs still prevail in modern society but in an attenuated form whereby specific jobs are male dominated and the entrance of a woman though not restricted is frowned upon. [...]
[...] Social Politics Regarding Women in Elective Politics Social politics attributable to beliefs instilled by religion and culture dictate that the man is the dominant subject in a household. This ideology has long been embraced and dispensed to cover almost all facets of society whereby the inherent conviction is that men are leaders and being ruled by a woman is unnatural. Consequently, a majority of the world's nations are ruled by men despite the fact that the population of women in most cases is equal if not higher than that of men (Lockwood 55). [...]
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