Women in the Male Chauvinistic Society: A Sociological Study of District Faisalabad, Punjab (Pakistan)
Shabbir Ahmad, Wu Huifang, Saira Akhtar, Shakeel Imran, Haroon Yousaf

There is a great hue and cry about the status of women in the male chauvinistic societies particularly in the Muslim societies around the globe. In most of the cases, the literature history presented women as the victim of social injustice, imprisoned in the chains of culture and religion, experiencing political transgression, and social deprivation. The present study investigated the position of women in the male chauvinistic society of district Faisalabad. The investigation was executed in the most vulnerable tehsil (Samundri) of the mentioned district. Furthermore, four union councils were selected in the said tehsil, and fifty respondents were picked up and thoroughly interviewed from each gender group that summed up into two hundred respondents in total. The findings of this research study indicated that 62.0% females and 55.0 % males were agreed that the condition of women was good in the society. Moreover, 61.0% females and 53.0% males were of the view that women should participate in the economic spheres of the household activities. It was revealed by 48.0% females and 44.0 % males that women could play their role in the development of the country. Lastly, 46.0% female and 54.0% male respondents interpreted that male chauvinism has decreased in the society that is permitting ladies to enjoy considerably equal rights in comparison to men. This study concluded that male chauvinism is decreasing very rapidly and would become a past story soon.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v7n1a6