Thus, gender in a social conception of what it means to be a man or a woman in a social context and it can change. In fact most educators and social scientists think that there is nothing that is masculine and feminine in itself, but nonetheless, there are abilities and attitudes acquired as mental conceptions which can be looked upon as feminine or masculine.
According to Svennbeck, another notion about human beings which has brought a lot of harm to gender equity in that we have started treating them as 'resources' or ' means and instruments' hence 'commodities to be used by and sold in the market'. For gender equity, human beings need to be taken as goals in themselves instead of their objectification as 'resources'.
Similarly, another social scientist Huston holds that family is the most significant socializing agency, which influences the notion of gender roles. Besides parents, the cultural milieu, peers educational institutions, and media also market forces play important roles in sex –stereotyping the roles of males and females in the society. Nonetheless, parents are most important influence or gender role acquisition of their children is the early years of development.
According to Walter R. Stokes, whether one is born male or female, there should be no real difference in the potential and opportunity to live a full, well-rounded life. He further says that there is a traditional, thoughtless habit among many of us of stirring up hostility between the sexes from birth. Boys are preferred over girls in ways that can only antagonize girls. This makes girls feel that they are not considered being as good human beings as boys.
I believe gender equity begins from home and reinforced by the education system that is inclusive and equitatable free from power politics.