The Final statement analysed was that "organizations are gendered in that they are symbolically and ideologically described and conceived in terms of a discourse that draws on hegemonically defined masculinities" (Britton,p.420). This statement says that in order to succeed, you must have masculine traits, like assertiveness, independence, competitiveness, and thick-skinned personalities. Bosses do not want to have feminine traits that they might associate as weak, gentleness, and dependent on others for power positions in the
Gender and Dailiness : A Convergence The concept of gender and gender roles has been sewn into the very fabric of society. The stereotypes associated with them shape the habits, thought and lifestyle of an individual and influence their actions. Gender is a routine influence in life, whether in a subtle or forthright manner. This “dailiness” of gender is seen in Joan Scott ’s essay “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” and in Imtiaz Dharker’s collections of poems “The Terrorist at my Table” and “Postcards from God”.
The reading “Gendering Organizational Theory” written by Joan Acker analyzes the importance of implementing gendered organizations into the organization of public administration that integrate the role of women with neutrality. The author advocates for the usage of gender structures that advocates for gender-neutral character, job evaluation and the concept of abstract worker into the structure of complex organizations. Acker argued, “Jobs and hierarchies are represented as gender neutral, and every time such a job evaluation system is used, the notion of gender-neutral structure and the behavior based on that notion are re-created within the organization” (p. 425). The reading begins its discussion by mentioning the differences in treatment, society roles, and limitations and women face in their daily lives.
They also believe that most human nature is not innate, but rather learned from society. Cultural studies fits into the ideas of sex, gender and identity by examining why our views on gender are so rigid and how society can
In the book of vindication of the right of a woman, Wollstonecraft brings out clearly the roles of a woman in her society and how it has led to oppression of women (Wollstonecraft 22). Wollstonecraft believes that men and women are equal given the same environment and empowerment, women can do anything a man can do. In her society, education for women is only aimed at making her look pleasing to men. Women are treated as inferior being and used by men as sex objects. Wollstonecraft believed that the quality of mind of women is the same with that of men, and therefore women should not be denied a chance for formal education that will empower them to be equal with men.
Everyone has an unconscious bias about race, and other physical attributes and as a result, the work world is also affected by the biases (Paige Daniels). We live in a society that values race and the way people look over hard work and dedication. In my passage journal, I considered which statements on the list I identified with and explored and why that is so. I originally chose this article because I found I was able to relate to a majority of the statements McIntosh listed, but not all of them. People are oppressed due to race and other physical attributes, but I think that one’s culture also has a large affect on how they are judged and treated.
For Shakespeare’s plays to contain enduring ideas, it must illustrate concepts that still remain relevant today, in modern society. Shakespeare utilises his tragic play Othello, to make an important social commentary on the common gender stereotypes. During early modern England, Shakespeare had to comply to the strict social expectations where women were viewed as tools, platonic and mellow, and where men were displayed as masculine, powerful, tempered, violent and manipulative. As distinct as this context is to the 21st century, the play exposes how women were victimised by the men who hold primary power in the community in which they compelled women to conform to the ideal world of a perfect wife or confront an appalling destiny for challenging the system. Moreover, Shakespeare utilises the main antagonist, Iago, to portray how men are desperate to achieve what they want and to indirectly fulfil the stereotype of masculinity and power through manipulation.
The representations shown through his characters shows the gap in equality between men and women. Williams’ portrayal of the three characters equips mainstream media to showcase the effect of excessively pushing gender norms onto a community that is comprised of unique, complex individuals. While modern society has made efforts to stray away from these stereotypes, gender roles act as a staple for the functionality of everyday life. Captivating content can help pave the way of dismantling norms, if people are continuously willing to write and read about an open and liberated
Radical feminism, its building on the notion of gender domination and repression, it has a distinctive conception of the organization and offers an alternative organizational form. As a results it has attracted particular attention in social welfare administration. Acker (1990) proposed that organizations are inherently gendered. They produce male domination through, (a) division along gender lines, (b) construction of symbols and images that explain and reinforce these division, (c) interaction between men and women including patterns of dominance, (d) production of gendered components of personal identity and expression in ongoing social