Women are important figures in history. From the start, women played a vital role into shaping the world we know today. Even as the belief of many that stated that women couldn’t perform as well as men in anything, it has been proven wrong time and time again. As time passed, women fought their way up the ladder to gain the equality that of a man’s and respect from the opposite sex. Unfortunately, after many years of agony and disparity, the war for equality has not yet been conquered.
A Reference Material. Applying RBA in the Project Cycle, p.11. Inequality for Women “Women and men are not created equal. They each have their God given strengths, focused on their responsibilities for procreation and family viability. Those differences are not easily dismissed… however those differences do not condone gender discrimination in society, and certainly not in the workplace.” (Malkin, 2005) Women mostly have unequal access to health services and education, face glass ceiling at work place.
Likewise in case of Hy Dairies, the stereotyping was found under the gender as Rochelle Beauport was sidelined by the company’s top level management in perception that a woman can’t bear the heat of handling top management. (Milbradt, 2013) Social identity theory states that out-group will be discriminated by the in-group in perspective of enhancing their self-image. Homogenization, categorization, and differentiation are some of the factors that can be considered under social identity theory. For instance, in the case of Hy Dairies, the company had valued Rochelle as a minority and had offered her the opportunity for the position of marketing research coordinator which can be considered as categorization as Rochelle was categorized in the level of junior level employees by the top level management. (Rubin & Hewstone, 2004)
Based on the Online Cambridge Dictionary, gender discrimination means a situation in which someone is treated less well because of their sex, usually when a woman is treated less well than a man. Examples of sex discrimination includes not giving the women the chance to hold a pose and not hiring women for a job because of the mentality that they will not fit to be in a particular job. There is one case of gender discrimination at workplace between Beatrice Fernandez and Malaysia Airlines that as held in 2004. She was terminated from her employment service after she refused to resign because she was pregnant in 1991. This shows that gender discrimination still happens in the 21st century at the workplace.
The most prominent point of The Second Sex is to illustrate how women are segregated from society by men, something which happens a lot in Heart of Darkness. De Beauvoir explains to the audience that men and women often do not understand one other and because men hold a higher social status in a patriarchal society, they have made women the ‘Other’ group in society. This is made evident by De Beauvoir’s following quote: “To pose Woman is to pose the absolute Other, without reciprocity, denying against all experience that she is a subject, a fellow human being.” (De Beauvoir 1266). As a consequence of not understanding women, De Beauvoir explains, men use this false sense of mystery as an excuse not to understand women or their problems. In Heart of Darkness the narrator Marlow believes that women live in their own naïve little world and that they should not interfere with the affairs of men, which he states in the following
The reason why women could not live a single life was because there would be no way they could make a living. This is why, “Women in the Victorian Era” explains “The reason women went into prostitution was because other jobs for women were limited and didn't make nearly as much money.” As for those who wanted to live alone, they had to choose degrading jobs such as prostitution. This is unfortunate how corrupt society was, having no respect for women. The image above is a clear example that displays the gender inequality in the Victorian Era. Here we can see women being subjugated under men, forced to obey their husbands.
If Hyatt executive cares about employee’s welfare, he will not assign the quantity of extremely hard work that can cause dangerous and health-threatening workloads. But requite a very low wage to these hard working employees. Hyatt hotel society emphasizes on attainment of differentiated gender roles. The discrimination of gender and color of skin clearly emerges from Hyatt organization; As in this case mentioned that the majority of workers targeted for abuse by Hyatt are women, and mostly non-white people. Women often being treated like nobody and unfairness by the leader of Hyatt organization.
The speaker also says how genders both play a game of whose responsibility is whose based on their sex. Adichie notes that feminism is usually viewed as a negative baggage, though she’s hopeful that men and women will soon understand that there’s a problem with gender and everyone should change it to better. In all aspects, Adichie is correct. According to the experiences of the speakers described by Goodman and Lara, society views women as objects and expects men to be the provider. The New Bedford barroom rape indicates Adichie’s point that people think of women as inherently guilty.
Sadly, women are taught that they must rely on men because they are too weak to be independent. This creates gender inequality which can be described as unequal power relations, which leads to discrimination based on gender. Gender inequality has made it possible for gender-based violence to exist and persist. Thus, concluding that our society
According to Sophie Wallace, a member of Girlguiding’s advocate panel, society needs to understand that gender stereotypes is a barrier to progress. Its negative effect is that people are getting depressed because of the different gender roles. According to Amiee Jean Jones, one of the basic foundations of gender roles is to believe that certain personality traits are linked to biological gender. For instance, women are expected to be emotional while men should manage and suppress their