Gender inequality concerns both women and men and has a strong impact on their daily lives. Traditionally gender equality rules have been considered to be mainly as a “women’s issue” – as women have been a driving force behind gender equality approaches and struggles. This view has contributed to the awareness that women are the only ones who will benefit from a more equally and advanced society. In reality, men also benefit from gender equality as they also face gender- specific matters, such as lower life probability, bad well-being, inferior education levels and rigid norms. “I have seen young men suffering from mental instability, unable to ask for help for fear it would make them look less ‘macho’” (Watson, E.
Yes, because there are still traditional races and countries who treat women unjustly and still sees them as people who should only stay at home. They should not be given proper education because their sole purpose is to be a wife and mother and eventually serve their families instead of having a professional career. On the other hand, men are required to provide and make sure that their families’ needs are met. No, because women were already empowered, well-educated and capable of a lot of things. They already had their voices heard and perhaps already won the fight over stereotyping of gender roles.
Linda Pastan uses her poem Marks to emphasize on how easily it is to judge someone for what they lack instead of what they contribute. Like many other mothers and wives in the 24th century, I sympathize with her. It is easy to feel unappreciated in these roles, simply because in reality, those roles come with expectations and standards put on them from society. It 's our history as women, it 's what we are expected to do, and we are expected to do it well. Take care of your husband, take care of your children and take care of your household; that is the job women were given and although times have changed; that stereotype still remains.
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the creator’s of Modern Family effort to portray a progressive view of American families, the show still accentuates outdated female stereotypes and gender roles; reinforcing gender characteristics, patriarchy and hegemonic masculinity.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 wasn’t until the early 1900’s that women started working and becoming breadwinners along with their husbands or in some cases by themselves for their families. Nevertheless the idea that each gender should abide by their roles and live up to their expectations is a reality and any form of rebellion leads to conflict. This view is presented in the following texts; “ Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender” by Judith Lorber, “Women’s Brains” by Stephen Jay Gould’s, and finally “Gauging Gender” by Stephen Asthma. Society defines gender. We often unintentionally classify the people we encounter just to help us make faster analysis, by finding something to identify them by.
Sadly, women are taught that they must rely on men because they are too weak to be independent. This creates gender inequality which can be described as unequal power relations, which leads to discrimination based on gender. Gender inequality has made it possible for gender-based violence to exist and persist. Thus, concluding that our society
Beneatha also was not “fulfilling her job as a woman” by not considering marriage; she does not plan to engage with George Murchison. Mama and Ruth believe that George is a rich and handsome man, which is very suitable for Beneatha; yet, Beneatha values profession over marriage. Unlike Beneatha, Ruth and Walter are more conventional. Ruth is responsible for the domestic works and supports her husband and her child; she acts “how a woman should act”. Walter Lee is employed outside of the house as a chauffeur; however, he is not satisfied with his occupation.
Women’s roles are traditionally based around family rearing, production and community involvement. As a result, women are left with lesser time to focus on themselves. Another obstacle comes from a global bias that believes men possesses superior skills to women to better handle the demands of managerial roles. This means, with all other factors considering equal, by virtue of gender only, a man will be greater qualified as a leader. Restriction from education could be another aspect in empowering women.
A masculinist might ponder the thoughts that females deserve neglectful behaviour, lacking the comprehension of equality. Moreover, it is heavily concluded that before the Women's Right Movement came into effect, women felt restrained in their marriages, having to obey their husband's demands; this often led to frustrations. Men came off as