In the society today, there are a lot of misconceptions concerning gender and sex. For instance, there are many things which are alleged about female gender for instance, that they are weak emotionally. However, this has not been proven and actually, may not be the truth. However, these are ideas which to some people, are obvious and need no explanation to show that women are weaker than men in the society. These are some of the notions in the society which has led to the massive spread of feminism and female intimidation, discrimination, and under-representation.
There are two extremes of one “whore-ish” and the other cruel that do not give room for a positive interpretation of women. The one woman who is given a softer role is not given enough time to be a true character to really matter in the representation of Women. Kesey does not represent the women in a good way because these men have basically been ruined by women, and that is the underlying reason that Kesey gives them poor characteristics. Many of the characters seem to have problems with the women in their lives be it Ratched, their wife, mothers, or other women in power, which leads to the point Kesey is trying to make with portraying women this way. The changing culture of women obviously frightens men because they have never been used to women being so powerful or so open with thier sexuallity and all they would like in this blossoming era of the 60’s is to go back to the ideal and perfect
Sexism is a prevalent issue that society struggles with due to the many negative stereotypes that are created like putting labels on how someone should live and act according to their gender. Sexism and stereotypes are not just a current issue but an issue that has been occuring forever. People are not just born sexist but when exposed to them it can affect them. “According to the article “Long-term Effects of Stereotyping” published in psychcentral.com, Rick Nauert argues how people can be affected by stereotypes even after being exposed to them.” (George,7). Some stereotypes include that women “ are not as strong as men” or that “women can’t be athletic”.
Proponents believe they when these specific races are being discriminated on media they should be more strict and have consequences for their actions but opponents believe when the public is being discriminated on media, it’s to show that these people are not great for the public, they might even include recent facts about how countries are being destroyed and there are killings by these specific race. I argue that racial discrimination on the media should be addressed more than it already is. I think this because hearing horrible news can cause poor mental and physical health. (“Trump is a Textbook Racist” - Jay A. Pearson) Minority races are still shown more negatively in media than white people. (“Disrupting Implicit Racial Bias and Other Forms of Discrimination to Improve Access Achievement, and Wellness for Students of Color” - David J. Johns) Also there are videos on media, about people getting verbally abused especially races that are constantly attacked.
Many women are judged because they do not meet these expectations that we have set in society. These expectations often create a negative influence towards women. If women are not good enough or do not meet our ideal societal expectations, they are often down-graded even more then they might have been
For example, a movie or television show depicting a certain race as criminals or sexual predators helps increase a certain stereotype towards it. This leads to discrimination culminating in things like violence and bias in workplaces and medical care facilities. Bias certainly has negative effects on the community. Bias towards certain groups can leave the other groups feeling inferior or left out in certain detrimental activities of the community. This may also lead to psychological problems like depression and stress stemming from an episode of being left out in a certain situation.
I say this because some people of color can take thing to the next level, for example when people say “All lives matter" instead of “black lives matter” they either get really angry or upset because the saying was created to spread awareness about police brutality on color people. Also, When a feminist has an opinion and she shares it out basically if you do not agree with her you are offending her which is basically hate speech towards them then she will start to get angry at you. Hate speech can cause discrimination against gays because they might feel that cannot openly express their sexuality without being judge and that is a big deal for them. An example of this is when Hompton University was denied official recognition for students seeking to start a gay or lesbian group on campus. This is a big deal because they cannot express their freedom of
Participation trophies given to children has been a controversial topic amongst all parents. Some say that one should be rewarded based off of effort, other than talent. Others say that one should not be rewarded for failure. They believe that you only earn what you work for. Giving participation trophies to children do nothing other than set their life up with complacency.
Racism was and still is a major ongoing issue. Throughout centuries, people are found to be racist for all sorts of reasons. Some are raised or surrounded by people who treat people with hatred due to the difference of skin color. This causes them to observe and eventually start to treat them the exact same way. Some people are insecure and look down on others just to make themselves feel better and others have the fear of just being different even though we are all the same.
They are often misleading and are based on bias opinions. Due to the lack of knowledge society has, they often judge a person or group before they get to know them. This is where the misconceptions and stereotypes tend to begin. As society’s perspective on different groups formed, single women face many misconceptions and stereotypes in everyday life. Stereotypes and misconceptions often create a sense of division among life.
Sometimes it is best to understand the law first before obeying it. When one thinks a law is unjust, they will go out of their way to go against it and do something about it. At a certain point, one doesn’t have to act accordingly to what they don’t believe in, but they can’t do whatever pleases them. There has been many controversies involving the act of non violence civil disobedience. Although most feel like breaking an unjust law might be the best solution to what they think is right, in reality, I agree to the fact that people are afraid to face the consequences that are given after their actions.
Many know that the world is filled with anti-Semitic and sexist people. Although I disagree with their viewpoints, it is not my place to take their opinions away. If one cannot freely state their opinion without getting in trouble, it will cause a rise in violent approaches to make sure their voice is heard. As Rauch also touches on and I agree with, having an open space gives way to new perspectives and critical thinking. If one is open to hearing different viewpoints instead of jumping quickly to shut them down, one could learn something they new they never knew before that could strengthen or even change their
Women are also constantly, fabricated, discriminated, and disrespected. In some countries, women are unable to receive equal education as men. It’s tremendously unfair for someone to not receive education if they’re a woman. Gender inequality only lowers a woman’s self-image and self-worth. Should women stand idly by how the media perceives them?
The world is full of many evils, including hate, war, discrimination, poverty etc, and though it is nowhere near as bad as it once was years ago it is still an issue for society today. The idea that an entire group of individuals who share similar characteristics are all the same is known as a stereotype (Kassin, Fein, Markus, Burke, 2013). There are several different stereotypes ranging from gender to race, age, social class, ethnicity, etc. Unfortunately far too often members of different social groups experience discrimination by people who are prejudice towards them because of their social group. The majority if not all people will experience some type of discrimination due to stereotyping throughout their lifetime.
Discrimination against LGBTQ people is important/needs to be addressed because so many people get treated unfairly because some people don’t support people being who they want to be and who they have a right to be. So many people get bullied, harassed, excluded because they’re transgender, bisexual, gay, lesbian, etc.- and it 's not right! On Hillary Clinton’s campaign website, she stated, “There are still too many places where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans are targeted for harassment and violence. There are still too many young people out there feeling hopeless and alone.” An article in the Washington post stated, “But previous Pew polling showed 53 percent of LGBT ers see themselves as facing "a lot" of discrimination.”