LITERATURE VIEW In today’s world, it cannot be denied that patriarchy, political, social and traditional power of male over other genders, is faced inevitably (Goldberg, 1993) Sexism is one of the most common problematic issues in today’s society that shapes people behavior on gender and usually it is seen as hostile behavior against women. However, its one side of which people are unaware is missed: positive-thought part of sexism (Glick and Fiske, 1996). Benevolent sexism and hostile sexism are subdivisions of ambivalent sexism. Benevolent sexism refers to sexist ideas, behaviors thought for the benefit of females. On the contrary, hostile sexism is having negative, unfavorable notions and behave accordingly against women (Glick and Fiske, 1997).
If ancient thinker were so forward in their thinking why then are we so backward? Why are we still ill-treating women and subjugating them to violence and supressing them? The United Nations went on to define violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Violence against women is also known as ‘gender based’ violence because the acts of violence are committed against women. They are often considered as hate crimes since it targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.
People differentiate male from female in such categories as traits, behaviors, physical characteristics, and occupations. Stereotyping becomes a negative component when it is used to develop prejudice and discrimination. Prejudice is defined by Merriam-Webster as ‘an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics; an adverse judgment, opinion, or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge’. These are preconceived
The American Heritage College Dictionary defined Racism as the belief that race determines the human character and the human ability. To me, racism is done or committed when one believes that one race is superior to other races. It brings division to races because of the issues and conflicts on who is to be the one who is superior and who is the one to be inferior. Racism in the form of discrimination is still grows and prevails in the society today. According to Avila (2014), the separation of people through a social division into some aspects for the purpose of discrimination but are not necessarily related to races is considered as Racial Discrimination.
Genetically, a person is either born male or a female based on the basis of their reproductive functions. Sadly, being born out of the one can come as a disadvantage or advantage. In our society, being born the male holds the advantages. Historically and culturally, males are viewed as more dominant than females, thus sculpting the patriarchal societies of today. All this eventually leads to a major societal problem of today; sexism.
Tyler Oakley once said, in his book Binge,“This is why homophobia is a terrible evil: it disguises itself as concern while it is inherently hate.” This is one of the most important topics the world is facing: Homophobia. Homophobia is the fear & hating of people in the LGBTQ+ community. People in this community face discrimination from all around them. However, I believe this shouldn’t be the case. If I had the option of changing the world, the one change I would make is stopping the discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals because they face too much discrimination, some of them are extremely strong and powerful, and all face violence and sometimes murdering.
Firstly, Radical feminists strongly believe that the patriarchy has a negative influence on the family, as they believe that the patriarchy is the reason why women are exploited and oppressed. They believe that this exploitation and oppression can be evidenced in various ways including in the more extreme circumstances the act of domestic violence. They are of the belief that males think that since they are head of the household they are allowed to control their family in a very authoritative or dictatorial like manner. This thinking in turn can lead to domestic violence which may include not only physical abuse but also emotional and psychological abuse as well as financial mistreatment. Studies have shown that in these cases the male is often the one inciting the violence while women and children are the victims of his anger as he seeks to exert his dominant role.
For example, Malala Yousafzai was wanted as a criminal for trying to give girls an education. Hatred for others results in hate groups, like the Klu Klux Klan. Prejudice creates a barrier between people, which results in missed opportunities to make new
It’s a simple question that people have a lengthy complicated answer for. In simple terms racism is an excessive amount of hatred for a minimum reason. You may not think of it as much when you insult someone based on colour,religion, or culture but for them it may feel hurtful , for them it may feel like they don’t belong in this little community they may see faults in themselves when really it’s not them. Rather than showing a little fundamental of caring people choose to discriminate and victimise people, all which leads me to the question why? Why do people choose to do
Introduction. Sexist language is known as the language that expresses prejudice in favor of one sex and treats the other sex in a discriminatory way. When discuss a topic which is applicable to both sexes, the prejudice is mostly against women and in favor of men. As far as we may concern, sexism in society leads to the existence of sexist language. Language is considered as a phenomenon which has a very close relation to social attitudes.