Gender Roles And Gender Inequality

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In addition to being Caucasian, I also identify myself as a female. I identify myself as female because I not only look like one, but I’m proud to be one. I also consider this my main identify because I’m not ashamed to be a female. Many people look down upon females, as being the housewives, or the gender that makes less money, but I strive to work hard in life and not settle. I want people to know that yes females can make just as much and be just as successful as men can be. After all of the gender inequality, and the success that females have had, that is why I consider this to be what I want to be classified as. The concept of gender roles and gender inequality has played a big part in my life. As for gender roles, there also comes the…show more content…
I worked in a coffee shop and when I first started working I always wondered why I would always be at the front and never be positioned in the back. Soon to find out that the women were placed up front because they are the good looking ones that the people wanted to be greeted by. They also did not want me lifting boxes in the back because that’s a mans job. I also experienced gender inequality when playing sports. I was looked down upon and not included in some sports growing up because “this is a guys sport”. However, I ended up playing these sports and showing up some of the guys. My mother also contributed to this gender inequality. Being a twin especially my brother was allowed to do certain things that I wasn’t allowed to do simply because he was a guy. I wasn’t allowed to play flag football, or allowed to wear sneakers to a restaurant because I was a girl and had to act like one. Gender inequality also existed between my brother and I when it came to friends. It was okay for my brother to have girls in his room with the door shut, but it was not okay for me to have guys in my room and the door always had to be open. Overall, there are many similarities that I can relate to through what was talked about in the readings pertaining to inequality and norms of being a…show more content…
One is that your religion is somewhat of a mystery. The sociological concept of religious stereotyping has played a role in my life. Being Jewish is important but not as important as my other identities. I consider myself Jewish because that’s the religion I grew up with, I was Bat Mitzvahed and went to Hebrew school. It was the religion I was most informed about and the holidays I celebrated. I’m proud to be Jewish and to be free since the Jewish people in the past had to go through some horrible things, however it’s on the lower spectrum of how proud I am to consider myself Jewish. Being Jewish has introduced me into lots of stereotyping growing up. Walking down the street with some people there may be a penny laying on the ground and someone would crack a joke “look Remy it’s a penny”. Referencing that Jews are cheap and I would want to pick up the penny. I also get jokes referring to the holocaust or people making fun of guys wearing kippot on their heads. When I would practice my Torah portion growing up my friends would laugh and say it was a stupid. I would also get asked if I was rich, or hate Arab or Moslem people. I would also get asked if I was true if all Jews had sex through walls. Ultimately being Jewish has been more of a disadvantage than an advantage having to deal with all of the racial stereotyping. Another advantage I would say is that the burden of dealing with things
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