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Discriminarea femeilor din românia în societate și în viața economică în sec. XX
The Discrimination Women in Romania in the Society and Economic Life of the 20th Century

Author(s): Sorin Bulboacă
Subject(s): History
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: discrimination; women; gender inequalities; education; society
Summary/Abstract: This study discusses the discrimination of women in contemporary Romanian society. During the communist regime, the state had completely subordinated the projection of the woman to its ideology, but brought some changes in the status of women in society, the most important being free access to education. Discrimination against women in the economic life was visible through the followings: lesser paid jobs, dismissal of pregnant women, sexual harassment at work, domestic violence, etc. Offensive language against women was also a form of discrimination. Refusal to hire women managers in view of appearance and age was yet another form of discrimination. In everyday life, successful publications widely circulated prejudices, traditional stereotypes and jokes which reflected the unbalanced power relations and sexism which still exists on all levels of society.2Ombudsman and the National Council for Combating Discrimination is the institution which fights all forms of discrimination against women in Romanian society. Local public institutions were required to intervene and take specific measures against domestic violence. We believe that the education of new generations of students, guided by European values, play an important role in changing attitudes in combating discrimination against women and all forms of violence in Romanian society.

  • Page Range: 124-134
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Romanian