Gender Relations In Society

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Today we live in a world that often emphasizes the phrase that, "All men are created equal." While this sounds very good to hear, a closer look concludes that this sadly, can never be and is far from being realistic. However, it is clear that women have made great strides towards equality in recent decades; We still live in a society in which the value of women is measured differently from that of a man. Gender relations are part of the process of socialization, the initiation given to young people by society, teaching them certain values and creating in them certain acceptable behavior patterns for their social roles. Throughout the history and socialization of cultures, society learned its own and inadequate way of life. There have been…show more content…
The challenge we face today is in accepting and recognizing the differences between men and women; and when possible find the humor in those differences. The text states "men are more likely to express caring by doing things for and with their partners. Thus, the different genders may not recognize each other's ways of communicating care(p196)" When it comes to caring, I have done everything I can in my ability for my girlfriend. For example, I have a habit of asking my girlfriend "where would you like to go/eat" a day before we meet. Sometimes she seems to get upset by hearing this more often and I don't know why. She has been in the US for almost 2 years and I would like to give her opportunity to explore more places and restaurants. But she seems that I always let her make a decision on where to go/eat. In reality in my mind, I ask her because I listen to her decisions and show that I care for her to let her choose for her preference first. This is the way for me to learn that what she likes to go/eat and understand more about…show more content…
One of the rights listed in e-Lecture #5 "You have the right to get what you pay for." This is one thing that I absolutely can't let it pass by especially when I pay for expensive stuffs. For example, I usually don't like to go to spa places because it's quite expensive but last week my leg muscles were so sore. So I made a reservation and paid for $130 for whole body massage for one hour. I went there 15 mins before my appointment time and was sent to a room to wait for a therapist. A therapist came in 7 mins late to my appointment time and left 5 mins early. Apparently, I didn't get full one hour massage so I complained to the front desk that it wasn't the right thing to do that they cheated my time. Then they asked me to make a second appointment with a free upgrade to 90 mins massage for one hour price. Good thing that they were able to take care of me after all. I do not hesitate to say because I have the right to get what I pay
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