Men want to keep the roles of women worthless to make themselves seem superior and be dominant. Edwin O. Reischauer explains the relationship between Japanese men and women — “In Western eyes, husbands frequently treat their wives coldly and even with disdain.” (Reischauer, 175) Men mistreated women and considered them inferior since they did not have same dominance as men [the way society viewed women/girls] and were scornful of women in the household. The role of Japanese women was hard with being a daughter, wife, and mother. They had many responsibilities as women yet were mistreated for being submissive and weak. Women were forced to learn how to cook, sew, take care of the household, and invests time on attending their husbands and children too.
In Jamaica Kincaid story, ‘’Girl’’ and in Anna Quindlen story, ‘’Between The Sexes A Great Divide’. It talks about too strong woman 's point of view of gender, for example ‘’ Girl ‘’ talks about how Global woman teaching which are how a woman should act in society and what they should and should not do around men For example How ladies should not be a slut around man and how man and woman enjoy bully each other from time to time. While ’’Between the Sexes a Great Divide’ ‘talks about how men and women will always be different, but they can still have a successful relationship. Anna shows this by talking about her son 's and how her son 's best friend is a girl and they still enjoy each other 's company, Or how a woman and man always
Women in the 1930’s had much different lives and expectations than today. Due to the depression many people had to change their lives to support their families and that includes women. After the feminist movement of the 1920s, due to the depression, women were forced to return to their previous lives as submissive housewives although many were required to earn an income by getting a job. There were many stereotypes surrounding women that affected the way they lived. Women were believed to be the civilizing force, taking care of the children and home, and that society could not survive without them (Moran).
Men and women differ in how they negotiate work and family in terms of balancing autonomy and intimacy (Seidman, 152). To provide further evidence, Kathleen Gerson, author of “The Unfinished Revolution,” divides women into two groups: those who prioritize family (traditionalists) and those who prioritize independent economic stability (self-reliant). Gerson observes that majority of women, across race and class, prefer to be self-reliant. These women still aspire to be in intimate relationships but expect career support from their male partner. These findings are unlike those from previous generations and are rooted in the entrance of women into the work force.
Despite the creator’s of Modern Family effort to portray a progressive view of American families, the show still accentuates outdated female stereotypes and gender roles; reinforcing gender characteristics, patriarchy and hegemonic masculinity. In contrast to its title, Modern Family promotes traditional gender roles and stereotypes of women, which result in the portrayal of an inaccurate image of the female, and weakens the stance of women in today’s U.S. society. Gender stereotypes are prevalent throughout the Modern Family; the women are all portrayed as wives and mothers, promoting a continued male dominant family ideology. Claire and Gloria are throughout the show acting on our society’s “assumptions about women’s ‘appropriate’ roles” (Dow 19). Both share characteristics of family-orientation and domesticity, as stay-at-home mothers and main caretakers of their households, often performing “female-stereotyped chores (doing dishes, cooking, cleaning)”.
It can impact social factors, group cohesion and self-leadership skills. In Penny Wong’s case, society 's gender expectations may discourage her from a political career because she is female. This is due to the profession being strongly dominated by males. Members in society may also discriminate Penny, for being female and for her sexuality as a Lesbian. The older generation of the public, especially older men, may despise her because they are chauvinistic and do not think women should have power.
Gender equity faces obstacles like the lack of education for both boys and girls, and the challenges of deviating from societal stereotypes and norms. Nevertheless, if actors from the private and public sector come together, public policy can be created to strengthen women’s lives and rights. Why Gender Equality is Important A Social Justice Issue Women cannot escape poverty, be adroit, nor become autonomous, if they do not have a good-paying job. This is difficult to attain without higher education, in a society who dismisses their employment applications and that teaches women they are submissive and physically, cognitively, and psychologically inferior to men. As opposed to female advancement, women are bombarded with housewife stereotypes that emphasize their role as a sexual being whose job is to serve and please, create a family, and acquiescently look after children and the home.
Looking back to the Puritan society, the equality between males and females is one of the most controversial faults of the time. The Puritan’s did not view males and females as equal. The Puritans thought of women to be not important in comparison to men. The authorities gave specific rules and expected the people to follow the rules, or they would be punished. In modern day American society, men and women have some of the same roles.
Liberal feminists argue that women have the same capacity as men for moral reasoning and work habits, but that patriarchy, particularly the sexist division of labor, has historically denied women the opportunity to express and practice this reasoning. These dynamics serve to shove women into the private sphere of the household and to exclude them from full participation in public life. Hence, gender inequality is a hazard not only to the highly capable, talented and deserving women but also to the economy as a whole. Both awareness of the existing gender inequality and implementation of policies that address gender inequities need to be strengthened. Reducing the amount of time women spend on unpaid work is also essential.
In this article, we will be discussing how feminism is still needed as there is a lack of gender equality. Till this day there are still women that are not given the opportunity to be educated like men, females’ salaries are less than males’ salaries and women are treated as if their job is to serve men. Women and men should have equal rights because no one is more superior to the other gender. Sexism is still a struggle in our society that has to be tackled as it makes us as women feel unworthy and not capable of things that we can actually do. We are all human beings therefore we all have the same abilities as well as we all have goals we want to achieve but it is a struggle for women more than it is for men.