Fair Response By Erika Blackshear: Article Analysis

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Looking at how food deserts and swamps are more prevalent in lower class neighborhoods we can start to see the inequality, in terms of healthy food availability, between social classes. Shouldn’t something as important as healthy food be available to everyone? One would think yes but for the underclass the idea of “healthy food” can be somewhat of a foreign concept. The principle of equality has long been closely associated with idea of fairness. In Erika Blackshear’s article, Public Values, Health Inequality, and Alternative Notions of a “Fair” Response, she examines the publics values as they relate to social inequalities in health. In the article, she states “people are owed roughly equal prospects for a good life, including prospects for a long and healthy life”, this makes me think of the idea of equality of condition. Equality of condition means that we can only have equal chances …show more content…

Looking back on the jobs I’ve had they are often considered manly jobs in society which leads me into thinking about gender roles in our society. Gender roles are a set of behavioral norms assumed to accompany one’s status as a male or female (Conley 2017). Gender roles are very prevalent in determining one’s career. Gender roles are socially constructed so they are likely to be based off stereotypes. For example, a truck driving company may not hire a woman simply because women are stereotyped as bad drivers. In a study done by Lindsey Rice and Joan Barth they found that males were less likely to recommend the female applicant, particularly after stereotype-congruent priming. Meaning that simply a female applicant might be passed on just because of her gender. This then leads us into sexism. Sexism is when a person’s sex or gender is the basis for judgment or discrimination (Conley 2017). Both males and females are exposed to stereotyping in society that can lead to disadvantages in their

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