From a radical theory of feminism, fundamental changes are in need in order to improve the position of women. Nowadays, women still face inequalities and multiple forms of discriminations. Society considers women by nature inferior to men. In fact, social institutions have reinforced these beliefs, which limit the opportunities for women. A current problem in the feminist ideology reduces the chances of moving toward a better position for all women, because feminist groups do not represent all types of women, and these groups are very middle class and very Western.
Since the beginning of time, sexism has been a prominent barrier between the genders. Women may have the same political rights, however they are still degraded and seen as inferior to men. So, women in politics are now trying to prove that they are just as capable as men are. However, their attempts are being suppressed due to the inappropriate comments against them. Sexist remarks in the media against female political candidates is the reason why there is a smaller amount of women in government.
This occurs because of the stereotype that women usually occupy the lower standard jobs; the less important ones, in other words. The positions women usually occupy include: secretaries, librarians, and teachers, because women are viewed as incapable of withholding job options such as managers, administrators, doctors, lawyers, and Members of Congress. As Shirley Chisholm declares in her speech, “The unspoken assump... ... middle of paper ... ...unately still exists today. Both Shirky and Chisholm work at publicizing this issue to society, however represent different reasons for why this issue exists. Shirky believes women are not as aggressive in demanding self-promotion as well as equality, while Shirley believes the root of gender inequality is the low amount of opportunities women are given in the workplace in comparison to men.
Women have not lost their freedom of speech, but they have lost the ears of people who can change gender inequality. Women need an affirmative ear who will listen and change the unfair conditions social downfalls of being a woman. Due to the fact that women are not treated fairly, poverty has taken over many parts of the world. “Poverty itself is a violation of numerous basic human rights. Furthermore, the increased recognition of the feminisation of poverty makes it vital to link into the international protection of human rights the energies and approaches of the thousands of international and national networks of women's’ groups.”(Robinson.)
This belief is actually blocking many women from becoming successful leader. Therefore, even though there are increasing numbers of successful female leaders in the world, such as Hilary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Ursula Burns’s female leaders are still a minority. I feel that being a woman in leadership people expect that you should be submissive and stay in your place wherever that is. By taking on nontraditional leadership styles to be effective is what is needed to succeed then I am willing to learn how to act like a woman and think like a man. I viewed in the movie how I can get a more thorough understanding of how gender relates to leadership in the workplace and how leadership is actually practiced by people in the real business world.
For example, “women are nurturing” or “women are weak.” Some stereotypes related to women are so impactful that they shake the foundation of gender equality causing women to be treated unfairly in society. Gender equality can only be achieved if people in society stop having negative stereotypes
Gender discrimination can mean treating a person differently simply because of the sex based on social stereotypes or because ... ... middle of paper ... ...ifferently. So you get a variety of ideas and perspectives on the table.” Women are considered to think differently than their counterpart, but they also work differently too. When it comes to making critical decisions and battling crises, studies show that women are often more capable. However despite that statistics, women remain a minority in the board rooms and refuses to change. Works Cited 1.
Women perceive the electoral arena as sexist and biased, because female candidates politics are valued less than their personality, family and appearance. Media coverage faced by these female candidates aggravates gender bias in American politics. Sexism in media diminishes women’s campaigns by positioning a female candidates
Androcentrism is the institutionalized pattern of cultural value that privileges traits associated with masculinity, while devaluing feminine traits (Foster, 2017). These values are recognized in the workplace when there are negative assumptions made about women (Foster, 2017). One example, is the assumption in corporate culture that women are less capable and that their work is less valuable (Foster, 2017). This concept diminishes the worth of the women in the workplace; ultimately obstructing their opportunities and ability to achieve top management positions in their organization. Stereotypical beliefs about a woman’s abilities and interests may also result in fewer opportunities to do high-profile projects in upper management (Foster, 2017).