In order to build a healthy relationship between men and women, an effective communication is needed. An effective communication means that we should first understand the positive and negative characteristic on both genders to build up the trusts and respects to each other. However, men are always refused to do that, they usually live in a world with its own "Code of Conduct". In the article 'How Boys Become Men' by John Katz, the author states that boys usually cover up themselves from others in any circumstances. This means that they d... ... middle of paper ... ...d women, we shouldn't despise the ability of women.
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One of the biggest ones is that women believe they are superior and they dislike men. Feminism is against gender stereotypes, so the hatred of men would be going against their mission. Feminists, however, do realize that men have a certain privilege. A privilege that, when used well, can help those who are most harmed in society. The movement is not saying that women or other oppressed groups are better, just that they should be as good as men.
The lack of care for education relies mainly in that the system has shifted to help out girls but completely forget about boys. Boys learn at a different rate causing men to become less successful. Conlin states, “Developmental differences often un-fairly sideline boys as slow or dumb, planting distaste for school as early as the first grade” (Conlin 177). Boys are growing up learning that maybe school isn’t for them leading them to even drop out or not enroll in college. In addition, some may argue that pop-culture suggest that it’s not cool to be educated or go to college.
Boys have to go deal with the peer pressure they get from other boys about attending school and are left thinking getting an education is not cool. This types of thinking have made boys think that school curriculum is not masculine and too girly. The academic journal “masculinity goes to school” Robert Gilbert, Pamela Gilbert and Alen Segal states “Furthermore, students interpret curriculum as feminine or masculine, based on subject content, teaching methods, and learning processes. Physical education, for instance, exemplifies masculinity, and is a powerful medium of gender normalization in schools” (Gilbert & Alen n.p). Peer pressure makes boys not think logically.
I think everyone in this world should be treated equally and allowed the same opportunities no matter if they are male or female. There is a serious problem in our society where masculine qualities are valued more than feminine qualities. Hegemonic masculinity shows that from a young age boys are taught that doing anything feminine is wrong which sets them up to be a man who disvalues femininity. The wage gap shows that women have a severe disadvantage in the job market. Marital power shows that just because a woman makes more than a man it really doesn’t matter because the man still controls everything.
Girls and boys learn differently, their brains do not function the same way which means they need to have different learning strategies. Most research on Single-sex education have just advantages for girls. The advantages for girls are that they are more encouraged to take what they call “boy subjects” like science, math, and autos. Girls are usually uncomfortable to take the “boys subjects” because they do not want to be teased for being a “genius” or “nerdy”. As it says in the source of single-sex classes and Equal opportunities for girls and boys: perspective through time from mixed comprehensive schools in England... ... middle of paper ... ...he teachers have activities to make the boys more involved and have less chances to misbehave.
This also gives the impression that it’s normal and ok to view women only as objects that can be beaten on. When advertisements view women as items, it degrades them from the human beings that they are to nothing, meaningless, worthless objects. The gender roles of dominant men and passive women give a bad impression to young people by allowing “Many young men feel they have the right to judge and touch young women and the women often feel they have no choice but to submit” (Kilbourne 511). The sexualization of women in ads leads to men feeling entitled to a woman's body. This normalization allows men to think it’s ok to use sexual aggression, violence, and rape because they have seen displayed across societies media.
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?
The Bra Boys are not real men. The versions of masculinity being valorised in Sunny’s documentary are pathetic excuses for men. The question is, what does it mean to be a real man? Protective of family, respectful to woman and themselves and takes pride in appearance. The continued violence, type of mateship and the limited amount of females shown throughout the documentary is disturbing and distressing.