Although it can be argued that men and women are not at the same level, the gap between them has been reduced. Men do not want to women to outshine them for reasons other than being cruel. There are exceptions to every case, but for the most part, it is done without thinking that it can hurt a woman. A man’s ego, and to impress friends are key factors as to why men try to be superior. Saying that men don’t let women outshine them for their own self-image may sound sh... ... middle of paper ... ...h genders can act like they know what is going on when they truly do not.
Obviously, it’s still not considered manly for a man to cry in public or wear flamboyant outfits, but showing these characteristics is less damaging to a man’s manliness than in the past. Why has this came to be? Personally, I believe that society is the key determinant in the way that people behave because media influences people so easily and effectively. Society has influenced men to believe that displaying these characteristics will not impact their manliness. In the past, it was thought that women were judged by their appearance, and men were judged by their action.
Female brains are good at verbal tasks and males’ brains are better adapted for mathematical and visual-spatial tasks. Men give preference to action whereas women prefer talking. To say that women and men fundamentally differ when it comes to communicating is nothing but a false belief. But still, such myths have taken their roots firmly in workplaces. A call center manager once told he prefers to hire females since he wanted someone who could interact with people in a better way.
I find it fascinating how women have come so far however; I still feel that there is still a ways to come terms of equality. Media can play a role in reinforcing certain stereotypes about men and women; this contributes to the pressures men of how men and women feel they should act in society. Some may argue that there is a male crisis in society however; I believe that women are entitled to equal rights and the same opportunities as men. Looking back on earlier history when women had no rights it appears that there have been drastic changes since then. The traditional view of men and women is changing which is not causing a male crisis instead it is benefitting society.
The study succeeds in showing that the women were more altruistic than men. What isn’t mentioned in the study is that the reason for that. According to the society, women are supposed to have a “warm heart.” They are supposed to be the feminine and the kind hearted one as opposed to the men being the masculine type. Women are scrutinized if they show any indifference to the topic of donations, which is not the same for men. The chapter mentions the notion that men are held in a higher standard because they don’t display feminine feelings such as compassion and nurturance (Belgrave, Ashcraft 6).
Gender roles are “a set of expectations that prescribe how females or males should think, act, or feel” (Santrock, 369). Men have the expectations to be less emotional and more masculine. Somehow this becomes translated to being disrespectful and vulgar towards women. Alice Eagly’s Social Role Theory establishes how social roles create gender differences. It’s easy for men to not place much value on women because of the way our society is set up.
Men are the expected ones in law enforcement fields and it is more accepted by society for them to be a doctor or a police officer. It effects boys because if they wanted to be in a career such as a nurse or caregiver it would be slightly frowned upon because it would be considered a job held by a woman. Donald R. McCreary wrote, “When confronted with males and females deviating from society 's sex-based gender role prescriptions, people tend to respond more negatively to the males ' transgressions”( 517). Males in professions that are targeted to females are assumed to be soft and having women tendencies. This is also the case when it comes to profession of teaching.
In order to keep stability and social order, society “deems the appropriate behavior for men, . . . and women” (Zevallos 2014). Because there are specific actions and behaviors society puts on both men and women, they do not conform to these assigned behaviors and standards.
It is perceived that, men who deviate from the normal societal norms loose respect from their peers and even the society in general. For women on the contrary, the perception is that, they will command respect and admiration from their peers in the event that they deviate from the prescribed societal code for the female
By saying this, he is admitting to the group of pilgrims that he would gladly like to be with a young woman, though he is old and gray. The Reeve may be past his prime, but he still admits to having urges and a few kicks left in him for a young woman, had this been a female character the reaction would have been unwelcomed. This shows that with traditional gender roles comes a double standard that allows men to have more freedom in their actions and preferences than women