Which has increased the number of woman participationing in leisure recreation such as sports, they are still influenced by social stereotypes such as sports. Even at an early age children think gymnastics is feminine while boxing masculine. She then goes on to references an article by George that states a stigma occurs when someone acts different then the social norm and also falls into a stereotype. This is definitely true for boys as they are more under pressure to conform to social ideals and show their masculinity. Schmalz, Dorothy L; at Clemson university and Kerstetter, Deborah L at Pennsylvania state university worked together on their research paper that is based on doctoral dissertation This article also talks about what people in general view as an acceptable vs unacceptable sport for boys and girls and the consequences that lead with not following them such as stereotyping and stigmas.
Growing up, we were taught to look at the world in juxtaposition. This outlook forces us to order things such as race, sex, and socioeconomic status in categorical or hierarchical terms. In order to be on top, someone has to be beneath you, so those who are oppressors focus on maintaining their positions while still keeping the oppressed under their thumb. In the reading, Lorde speaking more on feminism but I feel like this is inclusive of men as well, but to me, this passage gives a sense of connectivity between various issues and how none of them can truly be addressed without acknowledging the others. This quote shows how oppression is largely universal while demonstrating how uncomfortable topics should not be avoided for fear of said discomfort.
What is the reason society forces us to identify each other’s gender roles as male or female? This is a common question well worth exploring. When it comes to gender roles in society we dictate what behaviors are considered acceptable for someone based on their sex. The world has changed drastically on how gender roles are viewed. For example, actress Megan Fox, does not force gender roles onto her 4-year-old son.
Women were limited by the expectations of society; they aren 't allowed to think outside the box. This is evident in Gould 's piece, "The special tragedy that biological labeling imposed upon members of disadvantaged groups...not only to those whose dreams are flouted but also to those who never realize that they may dream". This quote reveals that women weren 't allowed to express their talents because they had to live up to the expectations as only a caregiver. Biology also plays a role in matching gender identity. Biology identifies that we are male and female by our genitals.
She even addresses the common stereotypes within photos. According to Ramamurthy, “The stereotypical and highly coded representations of women in popular culture have been given attention by many critics” (846), which remains true for both men and women in ballet. Women must have a slender body, dainty arms, and a look of poise and grace. Men look almost similar, in that they must have a slender masculine physique but also a gentle appearance. Although male dancers can appear masculine, they often receive criticism for appearing too feminine and not manly.
With the help of salonists, they beautify Mulan because women were based on looks. “Wait and see, when we’re through boys will gladly go to war for you” (Disney 9-10). This is significant because only the ‘pretty’ and ‘well fit’ women could be married. This ties back to feminism because women are constantly being judged by their looks. The salonists also include that Mulan must be “like a lotus blossom soft and pale How could any fellow say no sale?” (Disney 26-27).
This is debated in the article titled “Adoption Bills Put Religion Ahead of Kids" when it states "I'm not approaching this from an equal protection or parental advocacy perspective. I'm approaching it from the perspective of what children need…I know opponents of gay adoption think they're protecting kids by not allowing them to be raised in such a family. But a lot of these kids have no family" (Qtd. Dickerson 2). The situation cannot be looked at with a stubborn attitude, because a children’s life is on the line.
The Brave New World portrays a post-modern society where standardized artificial human reproduction downplays the importance of gender in the society. Yet, in Huxley’s description of the society it is clear that this society still has sexist tendencies to objectify women as tools for reproduction and the satisfaction of man’s sexual desires. First of all, the government employs policies that emphasize woman’s role in human reproduction and limit women’s freedom over gender and reproductive choice. Starting from the fetus stage, the government keeps a stricter control over the quantity of fertile women. The director explains to his students that to ensure a safe range of choice, “thirty per cent of the female embryos [are allowed] to develop
Throughout the ages, gender has been socially constructed in some way or another. Gender conditioning begins once the parents are aware of the sexual gender of the child. Society has spoken: Pink pacifiers for the girls, blue pacifiers for the boys. The expectations begin. This list of expectations is also very much dependent upon the influence of cultural conditioning and ethnic identity as evident in Sandra Cisnero's Only Daughter.
In the first proposal, Socrates talks about the equality of women and how women can be equal by doing the same tasks as men, his example being that of the women as members of the guardian class. In his second proposal he talks about the abolition of the family and the idea that women would belong to all men not just one. Both of the proposals deal with the natural division of labor and every individual finding the skill meant for them. The equality of women allows women to pursue a skill they are naturally inclined to do even if it generally considered a male task. The abolition of the family allows for individuals to grow up finding what skills they are naturally good at without the influence of the skills their parents obtain.The natural division of labor that Socrates believes to be the key to an ideal society connects the equality of women and the abolition of family proposal.