Gender role refers to those behaviors and attitudes that are considered to belong to one sex. Gender role is based on femininity and masculinity that differentiate women and men by giving men some roles and women which results to gender inequality. There some work in society that is regarded to belong to women such as cooking, taking care of children and other less important roles while men are given roles that makes them superior than women. Most of the gender roles associated with women makes them inferior and creates a room to be oppressed. Gender roles are constructed by society and attributed to women or men.
A women should have a good job, but still be the main care taker of the family. A woman should be strong, but not too strong or shes masculine. These stereotypes are not helpful to society and only lead to judgement. Gender roles don’t just effect women, they hurt men too. "Men are Stuck" Emily Alpert Reyes discusses the stereotypes that surround men.
Where they differ, they are not comparable. A perfect woman and a perfect man ought not to resemble each other in mind any more than in looks, and perfection is not susceptible of more or less. In the union of the sexes each contributes equally to the common aim, but not in the same way. From this diversity arises the first assignable difference in the moral relations of the two sexes.” Rousseau states that women should be "passive and weak", "put up little resistance" and are "made specially to please man". Wollstonecraft wonders how someone as Rousseau “lowers his sentiments when describing women and interprets his words as the rationalization that women are in fact, considered either moral beings, or extremely weak that they must be entirely subject to “the supreme faculties of men.
People are being made equal by beauty, knowledge, and strength, when traits should not be equal. People all are different in their own unique way, so why should anyone take away who they are? The differences make everyone who they are, and that determines how they will live their life, and living a good life, should be done by themselves only. Equality should be given for rights, not anything else. Censorship is being used the unrightful way.
For centuries, women have been exploited by the society. Events of women being prohibited from doing things like voting or working and being forced to behave the way it is considered to be socially acceptable have been jotted down in history. Until today women are still viewed as the weaker sex. In some countries, women are regarded less than human and are treated like slaves. Khaled Hosseini goes into the oppression of women in his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Brad Johnson and David G. Smith tried to emphasize in their article, “Mentoring Women Is Not About Trying to “Rescue” Them”, the importance of reciprocal mentoring instead of a traditional mentor-mentee hierarchy. They particularly highlighted how male mentors and sponsors are essential for helping women to get ahead with their career. They backed up their claim with a research that examines the organizational context on relationships between senior‐male mentors and objective and subjective career outcomes among midcareer managers and professionals. In the article, they mentioned that when women are mentored by men, they make more money, receive more promotions, and report greater satisfaction with their career trajectories. Although mentoring
Feminism, in contemporary society, is giving females the same rights and opportunities as males have. This is not about privileges, anti-men or anything that makes women being treated better than men. This is about equality. It is based on the concept declaring that this society is constructed by men and exists to eliminate inequalities happening because of gender. At home, women should have rights to choose whether they are willing to deal with chores or not.
According to the dominant social norms that derive from patriarchy and disadvantage women by default, their place is within the restricted limits of the domestic sphere and even society's expectations regarding the behavioral norms of women undermine indirectly her prospects of leaving. McKie's further comment on that is: Further, historically most societies have ascribed roles and attributes to men and women which afford men domination over women. While contemporary views may challenge these ascriptions of female roles and obligations, women express feelings of responsibility for others, and these feelings are supported by the attitudes of families, schools, workplaces and churches. (McKie
In order to avoid sexual harassment from happening, it is better to prevent it before it happens. Most companies conduct training workshops for employees, supervisors, and managers. These workshops should teach what sexual harassment is, and illustrate that employees have a right to a comfortable at the workplace. The employers should take all the complaints seriously. If someone complaints about sexual
Gender could denote to communal institutionalization of sexual differences; they believed gender is utilized by those who comprehend not merely sexual inequality but far of sexual contrasts to be communal craft were by men and women are crafted to behave in precise methods that could be categorized as feminine of masculine (Okin, 1989: 116). 4 AMBIGUITY OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC