The Influence of Globalization on the Female Gender: The Igbo Example

Kenneth Ubani


Gender issues, as contemporary discourse, may be said to be relative according to the understanding of its studies with emphasis on the meaning attached to it by those who study them. Nevertheless, it will be relevant to examine how globalization has effected or influenced the environment in which they exist. For example, gender issues in Europe may or may not be the same as in other countries due to a lot of factors. But looking at the universal nature of globalization and the subject of female gender, differences are bound to occur without disparaging the universal nature of basic human traits that make us ethnic, traditional or tribal men and women; the existence or disappearance of racial differences is paramount to interaction and relationships.
This study looks at Igbo female gender and its relationship with proponents in the outside world. It scores the global female environment and the possible barriers faced by some cultural groups and how it helps to form new groups: that make social change positive towards cultural growth. Suggestions are made on how globalization could promote culture and positive governance without sacrificing traditional traits, status or values.



Globalization; Gender; Socialization

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