Women fighting against the gender inequality have created a stir among the dominant group which are men. Since men are still more dominant and keep reigning in this world, often women are restricted from getting fair opportunities to achieve in their goals. Till now, women are forced to be obedient to men in certain societies. From past few decades, this perspective is slowly coming to an end in most of the society. Women are now being empowered by ideologies which is reshaping their identity in many societies.
Nonetheless, through the feminist movements, women were able to get some equal rights to men, and are still struggling to get the rights most men take for granted. According to Butler, the struggle became even harder for women with color especially, while dealing with racism and sexism (102). In order to fight and achieve these rights, and fight patriarchy, feminism as well as feminist theory was born. However, the history of feminism has many possible origins, but the most plausible explanation of its origin is the desire for reform in women’s lives. Feminism is a theory or philosophy whereby women are to be equal economically, socially, and politically to men.
Men and women have different roles and these sex roles, defined to be the set of behaviour’s and characteristics that are standard for each gender in a society (Singleton, 1987) are deemed to be proper in the eyes of the society. They are as a matter of fact proper but as time move on, the mind-set of women changes as well, women also want to move on. However the institutional stratification by the society has become more insidious that the stereotypical roles have created a huge barrier between men and women. These barriers has affected women in many aspects such as minimizing their access on a more superior position in workforce organization, limits their ownership of property and discriminates them from receiving better attention and care. Gender stratification limits women’s achievement in their lives.
However, regardless of how many more women have begun to take charge in society, the true issue lies within how far men will allow them to go because we are still living in a man’s world. Perhaps men are the ones who are behind keeping the mistreatment of females as hidden as possible to maintain their dominance in the world. It is also important to consider how a woman’s situation is worse in third world countries compared to the United States, but feminist movements here focus more on their stance in American society which unfortunately is not a universal experience. Can women who live in countries where they are treated as property, such as Pakistan and India, stand up for themselves without the help from
That is not surprising when one takes into account the overwhelming abundance of stigma that accompanies such a declaration. Is this really a justified picture to paint when considering that feminism is, in essence, the desire for equality between men and women in any areas where one gender is disadvantaged by the other? Women in modern society are still subjected to a myriad of injustices simply for being born with the female genitalia. Many turn a blind eye to such things, citing that women today have it far better than women of the past, hence making feminism an obsolete notion. However, feminism is still incredibly relevant, whether society would like to acknowledge that fact or not.
One of the common stereotype examples is stereotypes is saying that men are the "backbone. "This is also an example of "gender stereotyping" which is a major problem in today's world. Although women, nowadays, have somehow gained more status, independence and freedom as they have become more aware of their rights due to the feminist movement, women still suffer from gender stereotyping. Through the ages, men have been considered to be financial providers, independent and assertive, whereas women have been shown as low-position workers, loving wives and mothers, responsible for doing housework and raising children. Sex stereotyping can have a great effect on women's life and limit the development of their abilities and natural talents as well as their life experiences and educational opportunities.
Throughout history, women have had to fight for equality with men in the world. Today sexism continues to be a problem and women are still not completely treated the same way men are. Sexism is defined as discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex (“Sexism-Dictionary.com”). Recently, the music industry shows sexism towards female artists. 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.
Everybody will/or have faced oppression, mostly females are the ones that face oppression, but from what we have seen, males can too be oppressed. Does sexism affect people in the workplace? of course, it does. Women are frequently discriminated by both sexes the workplace, Ifa woman is qualified for a the company might pass over for promotion because the woman might become pregnant, which is called "pregnancy discrimination". The job may be offered to a male, that is not qualified as the woman, just because he is male.
Women are victims of domestic violence, receive sexist remarks, and undergo objectification in the media. Domestic violence occurs due to the gender and power inequality in opposite sex relationships. Society has expectations of how male and female should behave in intimate relationships: men are expected to be the providers and the dominant ones while women are devalued as secondary and inferior. Therefore, issues of power, control, and autonomy are the main reasons for domestic violence. Every day, women experience sexism whether it is on television, at work or even at home.
Since the beginning of history, women have been known as the “weak gender”. This misconception had shaped the model for a system dominated by men; and nowadays, that notion is not longer true but the old customs and ideas influenced our government, and had produced a system wherein women are not equal to men, creating, thus, gender inequality in the workplace. It is not ethical t... ... middle of paper ... ...T EQUALITY." Texas Journal of Women & the Law 12.2 (2003): 323-343. Academic Search Complete.