False
Download Learnerz IAS app from the Play Store now! Download

$show=search/label/May%202022

 


Elimination of Gender Stereotypes From Law UPSC NOTE

 


Elimination of Gender Stereotypes From Law

  • The Supreme Court unveils handbook to eliminate gender stereotypes from law.

  • Career woman, fallen woman, faithful or obedient wife, eve-teasing, hermaphrodite: the Supreme Court has identified these words and many others as gender-unjust terms that are often heard in Indian courts. 

  • In a new handbook released, the top court offered the correct terms that should be used instead: woman, woman, wife, street sexual harassment, intersex.

  • The 30-page Handbook on Combating Gender Stereotypes aims to free the judiciary and the legal community from the mechanical application of gender stereotypical language in judgments, orders, and court pleadings.

  • The handbook deals with the “so-called inherent characteristics” of women. One of the identified stereotypes is the idea that women are “overly emotional, illogical, and cannot take decisions”.

  • The reality is that a “person’s gender does not determine or influence their capacity for rational thought”, the handbook points out.

  • It also refers to assumptions made about a woman’s character based on her expressive choices, such as the clothes she wears, and her sexual history. 

  • Such assumptions may impact the judicial assessment of her actions and statements in a case involving sexual violence.

  • For instance, they diminish the importance of consent in sexual relationships.

  • Reliance on stereotypes about women is liable to distort the law’s application to women in harmful ways. 

  • Even when the use of stereotypes does not alter the outcome of a case, stereotypical language may reinforce ideas contrary to our constitutional ethos. 

  • Language is critical to the life of the law. Words are the vehicle through which the values of the law are communicated. Words transmit the ultimate intention of the lawmaker or the judge to the nation. 

  • However, the language a judge uses reflects not only their interpretation of the law, but their perception of society as well.

COMMENTS

Name

Amritsar,1,April 2024,171,Art & Culture,1,August 2023,251,Courses,7,Daily Current Affairs,48,December 2023,189,Disaster Management,2,Environment and Ecology,54,February 2024,228,Foundation Course,1,GDP,1,GEMS Club,1,GEMS Plus,1,Geography,67,Govt Schemes,2,GST,1,History,2,Home,3,IAS Booklist,1,Important News,71,Indian Economy,46,Indian History,2,Indian Polity,56,International Organisation,12,International Relations,58,Invasive Plant,1,January 2024,240,July 2023,281,June 2022,6,June 2023,268,March 2024,238,May 2022,17,Mentorship,2,November 2023,169,October 2023,203,Places in News,2,Science & Technology,66,September 2023,205,UPSC CSE,111,
ltr
item
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Elimination of Gender Stereotypes From Law UPSC NOTE
Elimination of Gender Stereotypes From Law UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
https://www.learnerz.in/2023/08/elimination-of-gender-stereotypes-from.html
https://www.learnerz.in/
https://www.learnerz.in/
https://www.learnerz.in/2023/08/elimination-of-gender-stereotypes-from.html
true
4761292069385420868
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content