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THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Gender manifests broadly in three areas: work life, family life and me-life.
The future will not lie in equality of the sexes but will lie in the way different
gender groups equalize these areas and there interrelations. For overall
societal developments, there should be equality among genders in these
RISE OF A BALANCED SOCIETY
Generation Z will become more conscious of gender-based equality and
rights as compared to millennials and baby boomers. There will be more
balanced gender representation across professional and personal fronts.
The emergence of gender continuum diversities fundamentally challenges
the societies we inherited. Once people become free to express them-
selves along the male-female continuum depending on internal and exter-
nal circumstances – without fear of reprisal – more democratic and fairer
societies will come about.
OPENNESS IN GENDER DIVERSITY
Technology companies have not been very open in sharing the gender
ratio data in their organizations. Companies like Female Founders Fund (F
Cubed) are inspiring companies like CrunchBase (popular database for
tech companies) to show the data in such a way that represents the
gender ratio in a particular organization and points to where the trend is
going. More transparency and openness in sharing this data will help
identify the bottlenecks in future and will help in bringing more gender
diversity in companies and gender equality in general.
Traditional gender roles will be eliminated in future and there will be equal
task division among both men and women. As per research, both men
and women spend more time on domestic tasks than before while also
spending more time at work.
FLUID GENDER IDENTITIES
Society discourages the mixing of gender roles, for example, a boy dress-
ing up like a girl or a girl imitating a boy. If gender stereotypes are not
enforced, clearly defined gender roles will not exist.
These identities will start blurring in the future. The virtual world will also
play a role in making this change in the real world. Science fiction, virtual
games, comic books and the entertainment industry will challenge our
notions of these roles that have been built over the years.
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“Gender equality is first and
foremost a matter of equality
between family and working
life and hence of equalizing the
qualities and values
provided by the family with
those provided by work.”