For example, young women assist older women at home for both cultural and materialist reasons (Andersen & Hill-Collins, 2013). This makes some of the young women to prefer enrolling in the military as it gives them income and also allows them freedom of choice.
The selective punishment of Black men offenders suspected of raping White women by lynching or getting harsh sentences in court enhances some stereotypes associated with black people. Such selective punishment of Black men rape suspects enhance the stereotype that Black men are violent, wild and that they are criminals in comparison to White men. It also enhances the stereotype that the Black race is inferior to the White race and this propagates inequality (Andersen & Hill-Collins, 2013).
Many girl activist groups focus on education as it is an essential part in the lives of girls. Thus, most of these groups work on ways of improving education institutions in terms of policy and content of the curriculum. Reproductive health and the safety of education institutions is also part of the focus of girl activist in education (Andersen & Hill-Collins, 2013). Girl activists also engage in lobbying and campaigns on issues that affect communities’ development including unemployment, environmental health and hunger.
Few governments have shown concrete efforts to ensure women’s equality in their domestic spheres or in foreign policy. Non-governmental organizations have not done any better either (Andersen & Hill-Collins, 2013). Governments and non-governmental organizations have offered various excuses as to why they do not out rightly champion women’s rights. One major excuse is that there are many more survival issues that require more attention than women issues. Cultural practices are also blamed for women oppression where these institutions say that this is not a policy