Effects Of Sexism In America

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Sexism is the prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex (Dictionary.com). Examples of this would be the pay gap between women and men, and how men get paid more for doing the same jobs as women. Some say that sexism in our country is not relevant any more, but that is not the case. Today, sexism still affects how various peopletreat each other, and how children are educated and raised. Within modern America, children are consistently put into roles and expected to stay within them; instances of this often happen within preschools, elementary schools, and even within the home. Sexism in America affects how children and young adults act within our society. Toys, along with playing, are extremely important to a child’s development. In, the article, Playland, the author, Alice Rob, discusses how gendered labeled toys are changing, and how more changes are needed. This article also talks about how in the past a significantly small amount of toys were made specifically for boys and girls. Many ads for toys in the 1970s deliberately had boys playing with dolls and kitchen sets, while the girls played with toy cars and airplanes. While this was true for the 1970s, now it is more common for marketers to convince parents to buy two versions of the same, or similar toys for different genders (Robb). For example Living In Lego City, written by Alexandra Lange, talks about the difference between the brands two major cities: Friends’
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