This process begins at a very young age. According to Socialization to Gender Roles: Popularity among Elementary School Boys and Girls, “boys’ and girls’ extracurricular involvements also differ, with boys’ activities (e.g. sports) emphasizing such masculine values of achievement, toughness, endurance, competitiveness, and aggression and girls’ activities (e.g. cheerleading) fostering emotional management, glamour, and a concern with appearance.” These activities differ greatly, and they are significantly influenced by gender norms. These gender norms can give a negative portrayal on women that oftentimes roadblock their development and future within a society.
For instance, Scout believed men are on the higher level than women, “Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with.” (pg. 41) In detail, growing up with Jeremy Finch affected Jean Louise’s mind about being masculine or feminine, Jem’s point of view toward girls are not good; they were weak - boys are better and stronger. Constantly, Scout is a child, she listens to Jem and learned from him because he is older, obviously, she thought everything he said is true and starting to picture a different gender for herself. According to the quote, the protagonist avoided acting ladylike, Jean Louise didn’t want the community to look at her as a dreamer who had a lot of imaginary going on in her brain, Jem suggested Scout hang out with someone else if she can’t be a gentleman like him - he discriminates against girls. Spending her childhood with Jeremy is a significant influence on
Sociologist Kristin Luker argues that adolescent girls are placed in the middle of a conflict between political factions that debate the issue of abstinence-only sex education compared with more comprehensive approaches. She argues that the phenomenon of teen pregnancy has been misidentified. she indicates that teen pregnancies do not occur only in the United States. The united states has the highest rates of pregnancy, abortion, and childbirth among teenagers in industrialized nations, a fact that results in considerable social anxiety and controversy. Luker also reminds us that the teen birth rate is not new; the mothers of the baby boom often began their child rearing in their late teens.
In 2010, President Obama addressed the issue of the gender wage gap in a written statement that stated “even in 2010, women make only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn”. The president also put pressure on the committee to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act that gives women the right to sue their employees if they’re not being paid the same as men, provided they have the same skills, experience and education. The act takes immediate steps to narrow down the wage gap, if it actually existed. Nevertheless, despite that bill being passed, many argue that the wage gap is a result of “sex discrimination”. They believe in this part of the world, women are drawing even with men in terms of education and experience, yet men are paid more and do better
Stereotypes about gender are the most prolific pattern of stereotyping in media due to the fact that they are more widely accepted by the public opinion. Through the ages, men have been perceived as strong, independent, decision-makers, financial providers, the “backbone” of the family and women considered to be the ones who have diminished career aspirations and are responsible for raising the children and do all the housework. Media did portray some examples based on these exact stereotypes. In the televisions shows of 1950’s to the 1970’s (such as “I love Lucy” and “Leave it to Beaver”) women were typically portrayed as boring full-time housewives, dressed with high-heels and pearls that didn’t have real interests. The shows used to picture these women as unemployed people who take care of their children and were waiting their breadwinner husbands to return from job.
Early motherhood is when a female intends to have a baby but is accompanied by the inability to take care of baby. In the article, “The Challenges Of Early Motherhood,” Kerry Clare (2011) writes that suffering with raising the child leads to the lack of comfort and the feeling of fear of not being able to take care of baby. The marriage needs to be taken care of and parents need to be concerned of their children and their education. Some young mothers feel bored when they spend most of the time for childcare. Some young mothers feel they are forced to take care of their child and they feel they are incapable of affording the baby.
Another abnormality rising in the modern society due to the weaker sex tag by males is the trend of sex change or women trying to copy men. Young girls who attend college behave very more like men than their mothers and some even drink alcohol and take drugs. These are the young women who are desperate to empower themselves against the odds. Inequality towards women causes so much evil which every society and every individual and every country must try to eradicate and nurture a more stable generation for a better future. UAE, through Dubai Cares is supporting pre-primary and primary education of 385,800 children, specially girls and vulnerable groups in Pakistan alone.
Americans let higher authorities such as religion, government, and culture brainwash people into believing that gender stereotypes are fine, which had made for many years women not mind their inferior social status. According to Margo Monteith, Ph.D., by the age of five, children have already learned stereotypes by the early culture messages and "children don't have a choice about accepting or rejecting these conceptions, since they're acquired well before they have the cognitive abilities or experiences to form their own beliefs" (Paul para. 19). In addition, religion and higher authorities also set the expected behavior and attitudes based on gender. Altogether, these higher authorities can to promote stereotypes by “peer pressure, mass media, the actual balance of power in society” (Paul para.
Everyone should be educated because if you are not educated then you can’t teach others. The article also states that, “an educated mother is more than twice as likely to send her children to school,” but there are many people who are not educated. Those people probably won’t send their children to school, which means that there will be even more uneducated people around the world. The article, “Girls education-the facts,” states that, “young women make up 58% of those not completing primary school.” That is a lot of women who don’t have education. All women should be educated.
According to Magid report, the women 's liberation movement of the 1970s and 1980s has created a generation where girls want to have power. Children and teens observe blurred gender roles within their families, with crossing lines of responsibility between parents . Research shows that girls in elementary and middle school are more interested than boys in earning a college degree, having good grades, and getting feedback from parents and teachers to help them do better in school . According to a White House “Women in America” report, the number of men and women attending college is almost equal, but it is predicted that younger women will surpass men when it comes to college or graduate