Effects Of Gender Inequality Essay

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Ellie Essick
Mrs. Gallos
English 3 Honors
2 May 2016
“Okay Ladies Now Let’s Get In Formation.” Emma Watson at the UN HeForShe Movement: “How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?” Gender inequality is a growing issue in modern day society. Issues surrounding gender inequality not only affects women but also carries preconceived ideas for men. By analyzing the effects of gender inequality in homes, schools, businesses, media, and society in general, the effects, causes, and solutions can be discussed. Gender inequality in the homes is the first place where gender inequality is acknowledged. Regardless of common belief or understanding, the home has a lot of …show more content…

Parents do all these things while their children play with their gender-appropriate toys. Gender norms in the home can be shown in “the example of which types of toys parents typically give to their children,’feminine’ toys such as dolls often reinforce interaction, nurturing, and closeness,’masculine’ toys such as cars or fake guns often reinforce independence, competitiveness, and aggression” (Gender Inequality). By instilling these gender norms in young children, kids learn what kind of toys they are expected to play with. These roles are the first step to noticing the distinct difference between the two genders. In school, gender inequality has actually worsened and shows itself the most through one thing, the school dress code. Whether it be a new trend, warm weather, or simply the attraction of wearing a pair of leggings on a lazy Monday morning, girls have been targeted and ridiculed for their distracting outfits (Administration Of Dress). Published personal encounters with biased school dress codes are shared through articles and charts and show just how bad this problem is becoming. School dress codes are quite common, and “they all consist of similar rules: No see through/revealing clothing …show more content…

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