Gender is defined as the personal traits and position in society that is connected with being a male or a female, not to be confused with the term sex which refers to strictly the biological makeup of a male or female (Carl et al, 2011, p. 76). Gender socialisation influence how boys and girls behave in society as a result of parental influence, activities, opportunities, encouragements, discouragements, covert suggestions, forms of guidance and through overt behaviours (Witt, 1997).
However, gender roles in film media aims at targeting female gender roles, particularly influencing the way in which young girls and women should act, behave and are seen in society’s expectations (Bahadur, 2012). England et al. (2011) states that Disney princess films have specifically portrayed stereotypical depictions of gender, influencing young girls’ views on society’s expectations. England et al uses the example of Cinderella, a young women who was forced to do domestic work as an act of ...
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Gender equality in education is a right and every child; men and women have the right to access an education. UNICEF (2014) have committed to gender equality in education, furthermore supporting governments in the reduction of gender disparities through interventions at national, local and community levels aimed at empowering girls however, inequality still remains.
In conclusion, while it seems that ideologies on stereotypical traditional gender roles and gender inequality have changed over the past few decades, it still brings focus that the female gender are still experiencing gender discrimination in the workforce, family, through media and in education. However with organisations like UNICEF (2014) promoting gender equality, it can only be hoped that a solution to the existing discrimination against the female gender be sorted momentarily.
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