Sociological Perspective On Gender Inequality

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For my op-ed piece, I have decided to choose not only a topic that is relevant to the class, but also one that is relevant to me: gender inequality. Specifically, I would like to address the question, “why is ‘feminism’ considered a ‘dirty word’?” Viewing gender inequality from a sociological perspective, we can see that social issues regarding gender inequality, such as rape, are not the fault of “weak” women, nor are they the fault of independently aggressive men, but rather the result of purposefully erected societal structures designed to disempower women and non-binary genders. We can see this trend deeply embedded in every aspect of our culture and others: from the small, sayings and attitudes such as “boys will be boys;” to the common

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