It’s no secret that men still dominate society. We cannot escape the patriarchy unless the men are working on equalities behalf. When a man speaks of gender equality, it is taking more seriously than when a female talks about it. Some people see females striving for equality as selfish. They think women only care about getting ahead of the men.
This not only allows male artists to have a more likely chance of being respected, but also affects the views audiences have on female artists. Sexism is shown in the music industry towards female artists. Sexism towards women occurs when men feel as if they are superior to women. Men have not always looked at women as equals, but more as objects to please themselves. Traditional values teach that men should provide and work for their family while women should just be mothers and take care of their homes for their husbands.
The root of gender inequality can actually be determine. Although there are many explanation for what causing gender inequality, one of the most obvious reason is that one gender feels that they are more superior than the other gender, which in this case is where men feels superior over women. The cause of superiority is because men is being stereotype as the head of the family as he is the one who mostly working to funds the family. Not to mention that women usually occupy the service sector as at a higher rates than men. The overrepresentation in service sector jobs, as opposed to jobs that require managerial work acts as a reinforcement of women and men into traditional gender roles that causes gender inequality.
If women try to fight for the same equality of men they will just put themselves in a more vulnerable place. Trying to equate theirs selves with men will just do more harm than good to women. Furthermore woman can live in a life where they do not have to prove themselves and just life a happy and prosperous life. But men on the other hand have to contemplate on proving and defending who they are and what they can be capable of. Theroux had determined that “it is normal in America for a man to be dismissive or even somewhat apologetic about being a writer” but why is this so?
It used to be that women could not be better than men because society put women below men. Men were supposed to be the bread winner and be able to support their wives. If a woman were to make more money than a man, the status of that man would decline. Times have changed drastically and there are women today making more money than men. Although it can be argued that men and women are not at the same level, the gap between them has been reduced.
The inequality stems from social and psychological problems in society that create a society that treats men and women differently, even when they engage in a similar sport (Fink 1). Despite making the majority of the world population, women are marginalized in terms of opportunities. On the other hand, men are glorified as being the better sex in sport. Although great strides have been taken in improving the status of women in sport, gender inequality in sport is still a deep rooted issue. The natural differences between men and women have been used to justify the current situation.
It is bad to have such perception in this world of freedom, we should have an equal opportunity for every individual and don't let this behavior to bind us all. In our general perception, men are always stronger than women because of the men's body frame and our basic believes. While men born to be strong and hardly to be the loser, they always refuse to talk about the bad things had happened around them. To be a stereotyped of men, they feared to show their weakness and fears from all. In order to build a healthy relationship between men and women, an effective communication is needed.
There are two conflicting sides to this power that men possess. They have a greater advantage over women in almost every aspect in life, but it comes at the price of hiding their true feelings and emotions. It may not seem as big of a disadvantage of the struggles women face with gender roles, but it still greatly affects the population and should be stopped. Men should be able to express themselves without the fear of being tormented and ridiculed. We now see that gender roles can be harmful to women, and even men, because they put extreme pressures on each gender to act only one way.
A huge controversy within society today is the debate between gender equality. I view gender equality is necessary to sustain a stable community. Some may disagree and say social status between men and women are infrequent because they say men have more power than women. According to Roxane Gay’s article, Bad Feminist, she states that good women adhere to standards of wearing make up, specific clothing, being charming, polite, and earning 77 percent of what men earn. If women do not fall under these categories, they maybe considered as bad women to society.
In the past, men tended to be the stronger more powerful gender, while women have traditionally been viewed as the weaker, more feeble one. The untrue assumption that men and women are the same in their ways of thinking and physical capabilities leads to the failure of the feminist message. Their agenda of eliminating all observable differences between men and women is doomed to fail and will inflict more pain than gain in the process. Recognizing the differences between the sexes and allowing each to do what they are strongest at will in the long run make society stronger, more efficient, and more effective. The first problem Levin tackles is the one of socioeconomic inequalities; simply said, the pay and job position differences between men and women.