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.
When Annie sings “anything you can do I can do better” men took this idea and ran with it. This is a world where women cannot outshine men; at least that is what the stereotype is. Although women can outshine men, it is a typecast that men should not let this happen. This gender gap occurs because our society allows it. No matter what problems get fixed, there are always stereotypes and issues that still have, yet, to be solved.
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?
Men are in different roles, but women still having the children. Just because women have the children, it doesn’t mean that they have to take care of them. Just because men don’t have the children, it doesn’t mean they can’t care for them. Men don’t always have to be the heavy hand in the house, yet society sets a high pressure on men to be tough and mainly to set a good example for a possible son. Gender roles set an unrealistic set of beliefs on men and women because it discourage both of them from being different from the norm, and also keeping men in
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.
The women in these positions wanted to be treated like men and did not want preferential treatment because of their gender. Unfortunately women still do not choose these occupations mostly by choice but also because of the sex-typing of these positions (Hulme 165). The article relates to my gender experience by pointing out that gender should not play a role on whether or not you are qualified for the job. I did not want special treatment and I proved that I could do the job better than a man and I take pride in that. I understand that sex-typing of traditionally male occupations is why women tend to resist pursuing
Women, on the other hand, have serious conversations about their flaws unlike men. They live up to the stereotype of always talking and never listening when it comes to insecurities. If they listened, they would actually know men talk about their feelings too. Even though our society portrays men as the ones to lean on, they also can use a little boost of confidence. Even the toughest looking person has some uncertainties about him/herself.
They should never call a certain sport a boy sport. They should just be fair and make every sport that is considered a boy sport into a girl sport so they could have the opportunity to play too. Women can sometimes even play a sport better than men can. It is not about the gender playing the sport, but about the potential they put into the sport. If women could play like men it probably will still be a big deal about why women cannot play with men.
They further push their point by using the Constitution to say they need it to protect their civil rights and need it to be enforced to isolate and remove sexual discrimination so that they can have equal opportunities in all areas so they could succeed. Women were highly discriminated against since men didn’t want to see them as equals since they were always seen as less than them. Women got paid much less than they did and weren’t given the same education and job opportunities as them which slowed down their progress. Men didn’t view this as wrong since they were always the ones who worked for the home and expected women to stay in jobs suited for women like social work, helping the community or teaching not becoming doctors or lawyers. Women didn’t want special privileges, they wanted to fully take responsibility as a full citizen.
Women can do men’s job and men can do women’s too. “You should be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you would threaten the man” ( We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). No woman should hear that. This is not true. Little steps and “advice” like that begin gender