Essay On Gender Conflict Theory

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When people look at any sort of job nowadays, they believe that just because the idea of working women is more welcomed by our society, that a woman can comfortably come to work the same way men can. However, that is not always the case. Woman still feel the need to work twice as hard as men do, just to prove that they are worthy of their positions. I chose to interview a female receptionist at the clinic I currently work at. I have been observing the behaviours of the employees ever since I started working and I believe that receptionists are the perfect people to interview, as they are always under the spotlight. The interviewee was not under any pressure to answer my questions, in fact she was quite talkative and was happy to answer what…show more content…
In this interview, the believed superiority of men over women is an issue that is proven to have a negative effect on the overall work environment. The functionalists believe that gender roles exist to maximise social efficiency. Yet after speaking to the workers, it is obvious that instead of moving forward, those standard assigned roles are bringing the society back. Also, the conflict theory suggests that men subordinate women to maintain power. Which links back to the interviewee’s boss, and to some extent explains his behaviour towards the female…show more content…
As a final question, I asked the interviewee if she ever caught herself discriminating against someone else, a man or a woman. Her answer made her emotional. On more than one occasion, she has negatively commented for example on another female co-worker’s clothes. The effort she put into her work has tremendously decreased since she got employed. I found the interview very helpful in the sense of understanding more about gender inequality and if it still exists in our modern society. My findings opened my eyes more to what is happening around me, and it also gave me an idea on how I would want to raise awareness in the future, and try to not fall into the trap of
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