The Negative Effects Of Globalization

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Globalization is the broadening, deepening and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness in many aspects of life. It has affected many things, for example politics, the economics, our culture, and the environment. Globalization is a double-edged sword, thus in this essay, I am going to bring up a few examples. Globalization has made our world better and closer by improving foreign trade, increasing employment opportunities, creating friendly competitions between businesses and spreading cultures and education. On the contrary, some argue that globalization diminished cultural diversity. Culture is a particular behavior, custom or social behavior that a society has. Many believe that globalization has eroded our traditions and cultures;…show more content…
Western Ideals is when westerners make people of other regions to think that the western culture is more worth compared to local companies. This is definitely a negative impact on our cultures as they are being taken over by western cultures, causing our own cultures to change. An example of a western ideal is how China has evolved overtime. As more Europeans started to migrate to China in the 16th century, western inventions and technology started to spread. Westernization in China begun in the late 19th century, when a group of Chinese students came back from studying abroad in the west, they brought back western ideals, science and technology. The most predominant change to China due to western ideals is that Chinese men no longer had the Manchu queue hairstyle, a hairstyle that Chinese men had since the 16th century. They adopted the Westerner’s hairstyle and dressing, abandoning their Manchu queue hairstyle and traditional Chinese clothing. This shows that the Chinese think that westerners are more modern thus, leaving what they thought was old fashioned…show more content…
Due to globalization, more people are starting to accept differences for example different races and sickness they are born with like for example, Oculocerebrorenal Dystrophy, and people are also starting to have a mindset that women and men are equal. Many organizations have managed to promote how having different gender does not mean that one gender is superior to the others. In the 10th century, European and American women were not allowed to vote, testify in court, have control over property after marriage, hardly granted custody over their children in cases of divorce and even forbidden to attend classes of higher education. But now in the 21th century, women in Europe and America are allowed to vote, go to universities, and have more freedom and rights. This shows that the society has realized how they can be more open minded and now, gender equality constantly is improving mostly due to the countless posters and organizations that stand up for gender equality.

There are many more negative and positive impacts of globalization on culture and globalization will continue to change our lives. We all just need to remember that we should follow our own thoughts than to follow what majority thinks. Globalization does not bereave the exclusiveness of each culture, despite the world becoming more integral and fast-paced in information sharing. The process has its merits and adversity,
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