When a child is born, it is always a child and gender defines the nurturing and the various behavioral system that is taught to them, which they are supposed to represent while growing up. Thus, gender is socially or culturally constructed. Despite the child born is unaware of its gender, it is always taught distinct ideologies and behaviors to be followed. This discrepancy creates the social construction of gender. These behaviors further depend on where the child is born. For example, a child, born in western nations, seems to enjoy a little more gender neutral environment than the east. In the west, gender neutral narrative defines all progress and expression. This makes the differences between men and women disappear for a while and a singular human specie is addressed. In these nations, women and men enjoy equal rights, although their genders are biologically different. In contrast, in the east, gender has a different meaning, in that the two genders are defined by their biological roots and the roles imposed on them depending on their gender. Men are considered more powerful and the bread earner of the family, and women are required to take on house roles, child rearing, and working women are restricted. This is due to the biological differences and the natural indisputable gender qualities that are endowed in them. Women of the east, especially in some parts, do not compete with men because they are aware of their differences and their distinct position.
Gender is largely socially and culturally influenced and this causes further problems in the societal equity that may be imbalanced. When certain welfare schemes are to be implemented, the application may be imbalanced and hence, the results face differential impacts. In regards to health, there could be less attention given to women and more to men for their hierarchical superiority decided by social and cultural norms. This further affects the whole system of establishing equality and equity among the two gender. Equal opportunities are one where gender differences play a large role owing to the social construction of their defined life roles. Thus, gender is defined by the means of social and cultural influences and not by their ideal state of being a part of the human species.