Thursday, March 8, 2007

Sanitsuda Ekachai: Good Column about the Status of Women in Thailand


Women still bear brunt of gender oppression

Bangkok Post

By Sanitsuda Ekachai

When we discussed women's inequality 30 years ago, the prevailing belief was that the problem would go away when women have better formal education and when we do away with sexist laws. That has proved to be mere false hope. Now, more girls are going to school and university, yet gender segregation in the academic fields remain strong, with men geared towards science and women towards the humanities and services. And although women generally do better academically, they are paid less at work and the glass ceiling remains a persistent headache for women.


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