All human societies have particular forms of beliefs and values. The most common example of the belief system of most societies is about how males and females should typically act. What should be their roles in society based upon their gender? For example, women are supposed to be soft, less assertive, and nurturing and men are supposed to be responsible, assertive, tough, and courageous. Earlier in the ’70s and ’80s, men and women were both victims of gender stereotypes.
Why Girls: The Importance of Girls’ Education
Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world. Education refers to mental and moral training. It clears off the darkness of ignorance from our mental horizon and opens wide to our vision. The prosperity of a country mainly depends on the education of her population. Education is a right that both males and females deserve equally. Men and women are created as the two sides of a coin. One is incomplete without the other.…...
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Gender Inequalities In Education
Education has the exclusive capability to encourage social change and personal welfare. The Western world considers education a fundamental human right to promote personal freedoms and achieve individual success in professional areas which is the main factor for the future development of the country, also a very important key to equal opportunities and the hierarchy to progression (Weiner,1986). In studying gender inequalities, we discover not so much desire for changes. Historically, girls were left out and put aside, but in…...
The Importance of Including Women in Digital Literacy
The American Library Association defines digital literacy as “the ability to find, evaluate, communicate and create information using information and communication technologies”. In ancient times, people communicated through letters, and these letters soon became text messages and emails. Digital literacy should be introduced to a child's education at a very early age. Children should be taught how to use digital technologies such as phones, computers, and tablets to interact with their global world effectively. These days, digital literacy is just…...
Political-Economic and Social Injustice
Fraser assumes that “redistributive remedies for political-economic injustice always dedifferentiate social groups” and “recognition remedies for cultural-valuation injustice always enhances social group differentiation”. South Africa is one of the first countries in the world to recognise gay and lesbian rights and arguably the broaden of the scope of these rights has been achieved through the aide of the National Coalition of Lesbian and Gay Rights(NCLGE), later replaced by the Equality Project but it has also in some ways failed to…...
Gender Roles in “The House On Mango Street”
Introduction According to Chief Joseph, ‘’The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it’’ (Joseph, 1879). In fact, all men are the children of a single mother. She is mother nature. Mother nature embraces all of the men and she gives them equal rights. It is the men who create discrimination and inequality in the world. These are the production of men. When human beings first come into the world, they are…...
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Gender Roles in The Godfather and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Godfather and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest both embrace the theme of gender: The Godfather is a story demonstrating power and violence in the Mafia’s world. (Phillps 88-90) But, analyzing the text from a different angle, women in The Godfather are under a patriarchal system and convey the conventional image of them. The conventional image of women is related to the female gender stereotype since women are usually centered on the conception of femininity, which is a set…...
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Gender Equality: A Matter of Social Justice
Among the oldest forms of social injustice in the world, gender inequality had been around the scene for quite a while. From the earlier centuries, men or male gender was considered superior in most societies. This, however, didn’t stop there. With this in the public domain, there soon ensued a systematic and open manifestation of such discrimination. It went on until a time came when calls for gender equality rand so high. Various movements, therefore, set in to try and…...
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Higher Education of Women
Abstract The developed nation around the world concentrates to male and female education. The women's higher education in developing countries is the most rejected sector. Through the total enrollment in HEI’S has increased from0.276 million during 2001-02 to 1.298 million by 2014-15, but still, the higher education of women was just 10 % during 2015-16. therefore, women are facing wide-ranging socioeconomic and cultural barriers during the attainment of higher education. Education must be provided to all classes of citizens by…...
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Feminist Perspectives on the Family
When understanding the roles of the family and relationships there are many different views. Feminist take the negative view of the family and argue that relationships and the family are gender-based. In this following essay, I will explore the different views of feminist’s sociologists such as Marxist, Liberal and Radical feminists who hold the same view that women are oppressed in a patriarchal society yet they have different opinions on which gender benefits from these inequalities. Each school of feminism…...
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Gender Inequality in Labour Market in Gujarat State
Abstract This paper using access to work participation rate as an indicator of labour market examines gender inequality in 25 districts of Gujarat State. It also focuses on variations in male and female work participation rate from census 2001 to census 2011 by using index, growth rates and sex parity index. The findings of the study are: work participation rate of females is much lesser than in the work participation rate of males and it has declined in 2011. It…...
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Interrupting Sexism at Work
The structural and attitudinal factors in the modern workplace have rendered women at a disadvantage and made them more vulnerable to the hardships they might face in their workplace. This is because of sexism, which is quite common despite claims to the contrary. Sexism defines gender inequality based on discrimination and stereotyping against women based on their sex. Sexism has influenced women in their career outcomes. Various women's rights movements have emancipated and integrated women at every social level, forcing…...
How Gender Discrimination Affects Women In The Workplace
Nowadays, women are having educational opportunities as much as men. Everything has changed; a female can go to school and continue her higher degrees and work not like previous days when in the kitchen was where she used to belong. A raising female is facing too many difficulties which one of them is gender discrimination. Sex or gender discrimination in employment in employment is treating people unfavorably because of their sex, as mentioned in sex/ gender discrimination- workplace fairness (2019).…...
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Gender Equality and Gender Inequality
Introduction The origin of gender equality came from gender inequality. If in our society there was no discrimination between male and female, we don't need to any struggle for gender equality. Because, of this gender problem people are being deprived of their basic needs .Occasionally it is seen not only among the poor society but also the rich society. Due to the discrimination most of the country is far from their economic development. Sometimes women are able to work in…...
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Analysis “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by Oscar Wilde. The story is about Jack, a man who lives a double life in pursuit of pleasure that he lacks in his own life. Jack is a guardian to Cecily Cardew, an eighteen-year-old granddaughter of the late Thomas Cardew, the man who had found him and adopted him as a baby. Jack has several responsibilities in the community; as a major landowner and justice of the peace, with tenants,…...
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Why is the Current Education System not as Good as it was Before?
To be honest, the present education system in the country is a far cry from what it used to be, once upon a time! In fact, the American education system is failing — “failing” students in every sense of the word! One of the reasons why our education system is failing is because of the limited resources in our public schools. These resources really help to speed up the learning process of students. For instance, free plagiarism checkers are online…...
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Performing Gender in Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”
Conversations around gender and gender roles have been existent since time immemorial. Gender roles refer to social characters that define actions, approaches, and conceptions that are considered tolerable, desirable, and suitable for people based on their alleged sex. Gender stereotyping roots from such definitions and has taken over the day to day cultures of individuals. It has become a tradition passed from generation to the next, even in the wake of liberal individuals. Girls and boys are taught how society…...
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The Influence of Gender in “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid
Jamaica Kincaid wrote a short story in 1978 called “Girl,” which was based on the advice of a mother to her daughter at a tender age. If the story was changed to “Boy,” the excerpt would completely take another turn. In “Girl,” the mother's advice the girl on how to acquire a man, dressing appropriately, cleaning, gardening, cooking, and other life skills that she needs to learn in the male-dominated community. The mother’s advice is both negative and positive, which…...
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Globalization, technological advances, demographic changes, dual-career couples, and changes in the individuals’ outlook and desires are the factors that have made work-life balance a concern for academia and practitioners (Baral & Bhargava, 2010; Mishra, 2015). In Nepal, the demographic changes are seen in the form of women joining the workforce. 22.5 percent of working-age women are employed. The proportion of those who are employed increased with the level of education irrespective of gender (Nepal Labour Force Survey, 2017). The Nepal…...
Risk-Taking in Adolescents and Their Maturity
This article reviews the understanding of risk-taking in adolescents and its association with consequences that can be related during real-life experiences. This has been reviewed as the article believes there has been a neglection towards the analysis of decision making and “outcome-related processes” (2: 568-581). The overall aim of the study was to assess how results differ in relation to risky against safe decisions. It was “hypothesized that there would be no developmental differences in risk-taking behaviour” (2: 568-581). Furthermore,…...
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Gender and Genre in Millay’s Sonnets by Debra Fried
Gender and Genre in Millay’s Sonnets by Debra Fried seeks to criticize the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s decision to use the sonnet genre of poetry to proclaim women freedom. The author acknowledges the tough nature in which Millay poetry address the societal issues of sex, betrayal, and feminism that women have been compelled to submit to. However, Debra seems to disagree with Millay's choice of the sonnet by claiming that it's the same genre that has caged the women's…...
What Does It Mean to “Be American”?
What is an American? There are many ways one can go about answering this, however what is the correct answer to give those who ask us? Well an American to me is someone who is able to follow their dreams. I mean that’s what America is all about right? If we recall in our U.S History classes, we can see that our country was built on dreams. America has progressed so far from when we first started out. But that…...
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The Evolution of Policing in America
The evolution of policing in America has changed dramatically throughout history. Police in America protect citizens and property, and also have several departments in order to address any issue which might arise. The job of police should not be overlooked but there several issues which still need to be addressed. For several decades prior to 2000, police jobs in America were mostly white males, while neither women or minority groups were “suitable” for the job. Women especially were looked down…...
What Is Sociological Imagination And How Can You Use It?
The sociological imagination is a capacity, ability, and quality of mind that allows an individual to understand and connect his or her life with the forces and dynamics that impact it. The sociological perspective or in the other words sociological imagination helps people see through a bordering scope of society. Being a small part of the general category of society, exactly working-class adult, student, or someone else you should view the world through by society. My socialization agent belongs to…...
WID to GAD
Gender role I will focus on two gender planning frameworks - the 'gender role' framework and the 'social relations analysis". The gender roles approach entails a gender disaggregated analysis of roles as well as the access/control over resources. It then considers the implications of these divisions and differences for project design. Ravazi and Miller (1995, p14) state that "it aims to highlight the key differences between the incentives and constraints under which men and women work; the insights gained from…...
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It can always be stated that Qualitative research is a process that includes interpretative paradigm under the measures of theoretical assumptions and the entire approach is based on sustainability that is depended on people’s experience in terms of communication. It can also be mentioned that the total approach is based on the fact that reality is created on the social formulations. It can also be mentioned that the basic target of qualitative research is instrumented towards social context under normal…...
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The relationship between sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour
Clark and Hatfield also supported intersexual selection as it provides evidence that females are more discerning than males. In this study male and female college students were approached by confederates and asked if they would sleep with them that night. 75% of males said yes compared to 0% of females, which is evidence that females are more selective in their choice of partner. The importance of chastity was illustrated in Buss' cross cultural survey since in 62% of the 37…...
The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
Another perspective on human sexual behaviour comes from Buss and Schmitt's (1993) sexual strategist theory (Baumeister, 2001). According to their theory men and women have different sexual strategies and they differ depending on whether the condition is short-term mating, i. e. affairs, or long-term mating, i. e. marriages or long-term relationships. Men benefit from short-term mating by increasing the number of produced offspring. But, there are the costs of short-term mating, such as higher risk of contraction a sexually transmitted…...
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IBM’s workforce diversity policy
IBM’s workforce diversity policy emphasis on equal opportunities. Other than making the working environment and company goals that breaks the boundaries for ethnicity, gender, age and disability, IBM also realized that inclusion can help the company to include and cover a wider pool of talents. Since disabled people have lower self-esteem compared to the general population due to their disability, having a right job description is important for attracting them to work for IBM. For example, a vacancy for Service…...
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Generation and Gender in The Prisoner Of The Mountains
The purpose of this essay will be to look at the film 'Prisoner of the Mountains' and try to define whether there is a relationship between nationality, generation and gender. 'Prisoner of the Mountains' tells the story of two Russian soldiers whom after an ill fated patrol are captured by Chechen rebels and held hostage. The soldier's dislike of each other is clear to see from the start with them being of completely different experience and background. Zhilin (played by…...
‘The Speckled Band’ and ‘The Man with the Twisted Lip’
In 'The Speckled Band': "At present it is out of my power to reward you for your services, but in a month or six weeks I shall be married, with the control of my own income". This quote indicates that Helen Stoner's step father is in the control of her income, this shows that women have no control over their finances and consequently the responsible man does. Another quote from 'The Man with the Twisted Lip': ""God bless you! "…...
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Perhaps the most striking quality of Dracula is his striking and handsome appearance which deviates from the ‘ugly’ vampires of Eastern European folklore: [Dracula's] face was a strong - a very strong - aquiline, with high bridge of the thin nose and peculiarly arched nostrils; with lofty domed forehead, and hair growing scantily round the temples, but profusely elsewhere. His eyebrows were very massive, almost meeting over the nose, and with bushy hair that seemed to curl in its own…...
The woman’s divergent role of wife consists in being married but also procuring her own state within this new family, as such she must in some capacity wield power over this new home, It consists in subverting and disrupting the family form that most Chinese men hold dear—the family that grows from generation to generation without interruption and without division. Sons, their wives, and their children should live in harmony under the guidance of the eldest male. The goals and…...
Fuller: My answer is “Yes”, Mrs. Hutchinson, women are equal to the men and very often they are more intellectually gifted and developed then the so-called “rougher sex” as they call themselves. Nevertheless when you say that women are still inferior to the man in some of the cases I oppose your statement. I strongly believe that women could achieve success in all social spheres. When they ask me where women can fail I answer that there’s no such sphere,…...
According to research, women journalists battle both for jobs and to be taken seriously. How (if at all) has this picture changed over the last few years and if it has, in what ways? Since 1975 and the introduction of second wave feminism, the world has been exposed to a major change with respect to the positions which women hold in society. Where the kitchen was once deemed the only place where a woman could reside and wile her days…...
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Women in Drama
We can only understand the role of women in Greek tragedies within the framework of a concrete gender ideology that existed in Athenian society. The already prevailing sharp division between the sexes was reflected in, and enforced by, an ideology of gender, which attributed different and complementary behaviors and character traits to men and women. The concepts of masculinity and femininity are polar opposites, but they define each other and cannot be understood apart from each other. In this ideology,…...
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An important role of an individual Every individual has the right to participate in the social and political affairs of his or her country as well as in international concerns. The active participation of an individual plays an important role especially in countries were democracy is the implemented form of government. The government is a political machinery that is responsible in consolidating the various and sometimes conflicting interests that the people have. The people are the one who gave the…...
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When God Was a Woman
Barnes and Nobles Company in New York published When God Was a Woman, a book written by Merlin Stone, in 1976. Merlin Stone, the author is a sculptor and professor of art and art history. She became interested in archaeology and ancient religions from her study of ancient art. She taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo. From 1958 to 1967, she worked as a sculptor, exhibiting widely and executing numerous commissions. Stone states her thesis in…...
Virginia Woolf Femininity Modernity And Androgyny Critical English Literature Essay
Showalter, Elaine, 'Virginia Woolf and the Flight into Androgyny ' , in A Literature of Their Own: British Womans Novelists from Bronte to Lessing ( Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1977 ) , pp. 263-297.In `` A Literature of Their Own, '' Elaine Showalter discusses the female experiences and their originative procedures in British fiction. She shows how adult females 's literature has evolved, get downing from the Victorian period to the Modern 1. She has written notes on…...
Understanding the principles of business correspondence
This is to seek your approval of my proposed project for the formal analytical report required for this course. I am currently representing the ministry of trade and industry on a task force to address the gender discrepancies in the production industry. Since gender issues and women rights have become a global issue, it is everybody’s concern that we should try to seek the end to this injustice. There has not been any deliberate move by the previous regimes to…...
The Testing Of English Gentlemen In Empire English Literature Essay
Rider Haggard 's novels, King Solomon 's Mines and She, published in 1885 and 1887, severally, autumn into the sub-genre of colonial high escapade love affairs. Their heroes ship on risky pursuits in colonised infinite ; and in the procedure plumb the deepnesss of their unconscious to get at a realization of their split minds. The novels besides engage with a national mind split between projections of idealized Englishness and the rough worlds of colonial development. Furthermore, they explore fin…...
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Men, who cried, were perceived as weak and less competent than women who cried. When women behaved in ways that didn’t fit their gender stereotype, they had to face backlash because they were not acting as they are supposed to act.
In the present day, the fixed gender roles are not relevant to the extent they were before. The roles are much more blurred and this seems to be the new norm. Compared to the times when women were not afforded equal rights, the progress of gender equality has come a long way. Women are contributing to society in a similar manner as men. We see so many women in leadership positions today. The gender roles are a function of the expectations of the society and as the society evolves so do the roles defined for the genders. There are so many tasks that are now done both by men and women that the traditionally defined gender roles are no longer relevant.
Violations of Norms
These shifting expectations in the present day have definitely benefited our society, specifically when it comes to parenting. These days, parents prefer to be gender-free when they teach their children about moral values and beliefs. In earlier days, there used to be more emphasis on how girls should be submissive, soft-spoken, and dependent, while boys were taught to be tough and “their own man”. Violations of these norms used to create moral outrage.
Some people still feel uncomfortable with gender roles that are unclear and they are in favor of roles overly constricted by gender. These kinds of people don’t realize that overly constricted gender roles can cause repression of feelings for both genders and undesirable outcomes. For example, norms of masculinity that include dominance, and anti-femininity, and can have negative outcomes like physical and emotional abuse for women.
As more women are entering the labor force, they feel more economically empowered as now they can support their families and do not have the dependency on the male members. The traditional role that males were supposed to be the breadwinners is now not relevant to the extent it was. This has made some males uncomfortable as they preferred the status quo situation where the female gender was dependent on them. The feeling of loss of dependency is not readily accepted by males as it makes them less important.
As a result of more women working, we have both the husband and wife doing jobs. The traditional gender role of the women taking care of children is now not the norm but the duty of taking care of the kids and household chores is now shared between the man and the wife. This involves the man sharing his time doing his job and household work. He has to balance his time so that he is able to fulfil his responsibilities, which may be a challenge, and as a result may lead to situations where more conflicts arise in the household. The change does make the men uncomfortable as traditionally these roles were meant to be done by women. And accepting the fact that this responsibility is to be shared is not easily accepted by some men. They had seen the traditional roles being followed in their families and any change is not readily accepted.
Chivalry, Feminism and the Black Community
As women become more empowered, roles that were at one point of time very clear have now become blurred. The male members were supposed to act in a chivalrous manner. Certain gestures like opening a door for the women folk or offering a coat were an accepted norm. In the present day however, the expectation of chivalry from males is very unclear or unfixed as the reaction of women is not that of appreciating the gesture all times… There are women who do not want to be treated as weak and any notion of a male offering assistance or help may be construed as demeaning to the women. It is a very uncomfortable situation for men to be in. Theodore Johnson in his essay “Chivalry, Feminism and the Black Community” discusses gender roles and talks about the history of chivalry and how it has undergone changes and its impact on the African American population. Johnson feels that the form of chivalry can now be equated with courtesy. The word “Courtesy” does not have the gender baggage attached to it. As anyone can be courteous and do an act for helping the other gender and would not be offensive for the women.
The roles are also blurred when it comes to tomboys. In a society that still often expects men to be tough and rugged, and women to be gentle and pretty, the tomboys are much more assertive and stand up for themselves more than other girls. They tend to be more outspoken and more confident. As this does not fit into a typical female stereotype, it makes some females uncomfortable as they have more leadership qualities and have more self-esteem. Sarah Showfety in her essay tells us about Maryellen White who was born as a girl but had interests that were more boyish. There’s reason to believe tomboys are more assertive and stand up for themselves more than other girls.
Deconstructing Rigid Gender Roles
They want to differentiate themselves — to not be a “typical girl” or get otherwise pigeonholed into one category — and they tend to be outspoken. White admits that she’s known as “Blunt Maryellen”. This makes some girls uncomfortable as she calls out a spade a spade. This is not the normal stereotype for a female who is supposed to be submissive and soft-spoken.
Rigid gender roles are not fixed anymore. Social norms, economic empowerment and education have contributed to the women folk taking on roles which traditionally they were not participating in like becoming an attorney or a doctor. Any repression of feelings and desires because of gender stereotypes will not let women operate in a productive way. It is like a pressure cooker, if we let the pressure cooker without a relief valve, operate for too long, the air pressure will build up so much and the cooker will blow up causing damage. If gender roles are fixed and are overly constricted it will cause stress and they will release the stress and pent-up energy in negative ways. I, therefore, feel that the blurred gender roles have more relevance in the present day society.