In addition, it was socially and morally unacceptable for a woman to be unmarried. Victorian women were forced to live by a number of certain rules, however men lived more freely. They were not judged as harshly by society as women. The different male and female roles were referred to as ‘separate spheres’ and women were often perceived as inferior to men. Source 1 states that the gender difference idea was taken from the Bible, as ‘God has’ ‘designed’ men and women to have different roles.
This might be because Ibsen’s plays could be a page out of real life at the time he wrote them. They both satirize gender roles and the consequences of “breaking the rules” of these roles. The role of women during this time was almost strictly to be a wife and a mother. She was to be dependent on her husband and she should be happy to be reliant on his superior capabilities as a man. Men had the role of the provider, the head of the house, they were supposed to be independent and were thought of as superior to women both physically and mentally.
Some sociologists suggests that this change led to more equality in modern family life. However, not everyone agrees with this conclusion. Feminists are especially cautious about drawing this conclusion because they believe that there are still inequalities of power and control which persists in modern family relationships. In Talcott Parsons' 1955 functionalist model of the family, he suggests that in the traditional nuclear family, the roles of husbands and wives were naturally segregated(separate and distinct from one another). Women are naturally more suited to take on the expressive role which involves socialisation of the children and meet the family's emotional needs.
While male and female communication seem similar, they are different in several ways, and the differences are important because they demonstrate the varied goals each gender has when communicating. A communications expert, Simma Lieberman stated, “Women are more relationship-oriented than men and find things in common with others when forming relationships.” When it comes to relationships and communication the track record for males goes to show that they aren’t engaged into the conversation as much as a female is. Females are into their feelings, not avoiding details and making sure everything is talked out whereas males care, but they aren’t into the details and they just want to get down to the point, state facts and fix the problem so they can go move on from that specific problem. Females make sure they speak their mind completely, they leave nothing out. Males keep it simple and say what’s on their mind but aren’t so time consuming when it comes to talking about something serious.
With the progress of society, males become more liberated and have discarded the old thoughts of gender stereotype. Males do feel threatened by more capable colleagues, however, this is regardless of gender. Instead, men may be more enthusiastic at working if one is under an attractive female employer. Feminist movements in past century not only have given equal rights to women, but also have changed the old mindset of gender stereotypes in all the people, including the males. In the current context of our society, most men neither feel superior over women nor believe in traditional gender roles as they were raised up in an environment in which gender discrimination is fought against.
This is just one of many examples of gender stereotypes in our society. Other demonstrations of gender stereotypes are seen in career choices, politics, sports and our choice of childhood toys. For instance, it is socially acceptable for a man to choose to become a police officer but if a woman decides to become one, she is immediately shunned due to lack of physical strength. This is evidence that gender stereotypes still exist because society is conveying that men are meant to be strong and powerful while women are shown to be gentle and weak. In politics, it is mediocre if a man is elected as the head of state of a country, but if a woman is elected, then all of a sudden it is becomes a big deal and news of it turns into a massive attention hog.
They believe in this part of the world, women are drawing even with men in terms of education and experience, yet men are paid more and do better than women at work. However, others are convinced that the gender bias does not explain the male-female pay gap and argue that the wage gap is a myth. Regardless of what people say, I believe that the wage gap is based on a misleading data and
Usually disagreements arises in discussions because of a prejudices and stereotypes. The main argument of this debate is in the difference between men's and women's way of thinking. In those disputes such concept as "female logic" appears as stereotype about females. But to perceive such concept as "female logic" as something serious is already senseless at least for the reason that that logic doesn't exist, because females getting their education in the same way and with the same rights as a men do. So the way of their thinking is building with the same structure as a men's.
Man vs. Woman issues. Another being Family and Tradition. Within the first theme its not that women are not as good as men, women can be greater or just as great as men and just because of their gender shouldn’t be held back from certain things. Also with the second theme family traditions can be broken if you don’t agree with that tradition or belief or you think what your family’s old customs are correct in your views. The first theme, which was Gender is represented in many ways.
Velasco however stretched that description; she went further and attempted to cross the fence and discovered what Feminism’s core really is and what it covers as a belief and even going for the specifics: lifestyle. The never ending society’s “Male vs Female: the dominant gender” has tainted the real meaning of Feminism. The feminist that everyone knows in society is oppressive in general. But is this really the substance of being a feminist? Velasco answers, “Feminism strives for the male and female to become friends again, it is its real meaning.” To work together- this is the main thing that this ideology wants to achieve instead of being the man as the general provider and basically whom the society worships.