The Pros And Cons Of Sexism In America

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The world has a population of seven billion people and of that seven billion, people differ in numerous ways, whether by color, age, gender, race, ethnicity, or beliefs. Due to those differences, people tend to treat each other unfairly. Reasons for such discrimination stem from intolerance; people’s unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from their own. The United State, a nation of diverse culture, is no stranger to intolerance. Common types of intolerance in the U.S are religious, racial, gender-related. These types of intolerance trigger issues that are complex. It's without a doubt that intolerance associated with race and religion breeds racial and culture clashes.
The United States has a diversity of religious
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Genetically, a person is either born male or a female based on the basis of their reproductive functions. Sadly, being born out of the one can come as a disadvantage or advantage. In our society, being born the male holds the advantages. Historically and culturally, males are viewed as more dominant than females, thus sculpting the patriarchal societies of today. All this eventually leads to a major societal problem of today; sexism. Sexism is prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex (Hing). Identical to the issues that pertain to race and religion, sexism stems from intolerance. In America today, sexism foster sexual harassment in the workplace. Furthermore, in the United States, one in three women between the ages of 18-34 has been sexually harassed at the workplace (Alanna). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, although 98% of companies have sexual harassment policies, the amounts of sexual harassment claims file with the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is significantly high. However, those stats may be even greater in number. Sadly, many women don’t report harassment due to fear of retaliation (Alanna) The recent allegation against Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein have ignited social movements that highlight and bring awareness to sexual harassment. One is the Women's March and the other is the online #MeToo campaign. Although peaceful, it's no doubt that these movements have created a clash in
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