Sexism In Society

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1298 words
1298 words

From birth until death, gender shapes human feelings, thoughts, and actions. As children we adapt to things quickly. We learn that society considers females and males different kinds of people. Many people who reside in the United States have been quoted saying that females are too “emotional” and “cooperative. For men that they are too “active” and “competitive”. Dating back to as early as the 1840’s women have been trying to be seen as equal to the world as much as possible. Sexism has always posed negative consequences for women. It has caused some women to avoid pursuing jobs that’s described as “masculine” to avoid a perception about them that may be less desirable. Social media seems to be one of major problems in gender stratification. The media captures the public imagination since the 1950s. White males were the center stage, and racial and ethnic minorities were all but absent from television. The fourteenth amendment states, “ No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law”. Even with this amendment in act both men and women face sexism. For men it seems to be that some jobs, or tasks are looked at to be feminine rather than masculine. Which causes men to steer away from certain professions, and tasks.
Men and women both have gender distinctions because of biology. One sex is different from the other. Some physical differences between men and women are that on average men typically have more upper body strength than females. Males typically have a shorter life expectancy than females do, on average, but although this is the case we must not think soc...

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There are three theories of gender named Structural-Functional Theory, Symbolic Interaction, and Social conflict. The structural and functional approach describes gender in terms of masculine and feminine. For example, society teaches boys at a young age that they are destined for the labor force. As for females to prepare them for child rearing, and emotional responsiveness. The symbolic interaction approach shows how gender is part of our everyday situations. Men are typically the ones to speak first, set topics of discussions, and control outcomes. Women are expected to be more deferential which means they show respect for higher social position. Which means women are mostly silent and are encouraging to men. For example such a head nodding in agreement of something, and or smiling with eye contact.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that society considers females and men different kinds of people. sexism has always posed negative consequences for women. social media captures the public imagination since the 1950s.
  • Explains that men and women have gender distinctions because of biology. one sex is different from the other.
  • Explains that the first women's convention was held in seneca falls, new york, encouraging women to show their true abilities. 68 women and 32 men signed a declaration of sentiments.
  • Explains that the men's right movement is a social movement and part of the larger men’s movement. they believe that feminism has overshot objective and harmed men.
  • Explains that in some cultures such as musuo, women control most property, select their sexual partners, and make most decisions about everyday life.
  • Explains that mass media is a huge part of society as far as television and social media has existed. in the 1950's minorities weren't depicted on television shows.
  • Explains that gender shapes our interests and beliefs about our own abilities, guiding areas of study and, eventually, career choices.
  • Explains that women were seen as weak and incapable of fighting in the military, and that the american civil war saw them cross-dressed as men to fight alongside men.
  • Explains that sexual harassment is deliberate, repeated, and unwelcome. in the 1990's, workplace rules were set for interactions between men and women.
  • Explains that pornography is sexually explicit material that causes arousal and gender stratification. it dehumanizes women and portrays them as "toys" for men.
  • Explains that there are three theories of gender: structural-functional theory, symbolic interaction, and social conflict.
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