Casual sexism in Nepal is flagrant, rampant, and accepted because it's the norm. Sexist promotional materials -- which reinforces and promotes casual sexism, for example -- appear in all sorts of media and in all sorts of places in Nepal, including bathrooms in Kathmandu. But one bar has done the right thing and removed one such material from their bathroom!
Nepali society struggles to make social progress for a number of different reasons. One of the reasons is that we have a number of social stigmas and many subjects and issues are taboo. In other words, most Nepalis live in denial of many issues plaguing the society. Here are a number of those stigmas and taboo subjects.
The first step to addressing them is to admit to the fact that they are issues. Then we can have honest conversations and discourses about them and find solutions for them.
The fourth one in the series about Nepal needing a revolution…a revolution of the mind.
Here’s more of one of many MANY reasons why.
16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign started a few days ago. A campaign that started in 1991 aims to raise awareness about the subject and to spur people into action to end violence against women and girls.
An educational exercise that explores how the realities of power, authority, and societal values influence our perceptions about how we see the world. If you are an educator, you could easily do this with your students at school or college or university.
The combination of a highly patriarchal society and an abysmally poor quality of education in Nepal means that boys and men view girls and women as inferior and treat them as such. One such example is viewing them as the culpable party for when they become victims of violence, as happened on social media over an incident involving the rape of an Australian woman by a Nepali man.