Despite men being discouraged from a female-dominated profession, females have been progressively moving into male-dominated professions such as dentistry, pharmacy, and medicine (Kada, 2010). Why is it acceptable for women to work in a male-dominated field, but viewed as unacceptable for men to work in a female-dominated field? The issue surrounding gender bias in the nursing profession has been acknowledged by nurse scholars in recognition that efforts towards implementing strategies are needed to work towards increasing the male recruitment (Kada, 2010). The implementation of strategies towards gender equality in the workplace will assist in
The grammarian Otto Jespersen stated that women have a lesser command of language and vocabulary and he maintains that men’s language has vigour, imagination that women’s language lacks. However, I feel that female authors such as JK Rowling and Danielle Steel can dispel this line of thought. The thought that women’s language differs from male language was explored further by feminist Robin Lakoff in her book, Language and Woman’s Place. She put forward idea that there is a distinct other ‘women’s language.’ She means by this the difference in language used by women and about them. There are several different ways in which female use of language s notable for uncertainty, weakness and excessive politeness.
We as a society may change things, such as laws and how we view women in the workforce, but sexism will always be a part of our society because of stereotyping and men will downplay women in any way we see fit to hold them at a lower lever, because they need power. Men want to feel superior. To give a historical example, jobs that were once held by men, but became dominated by women, wages declined as women became more numerous. This devalued the work that women do both in dollar terms and in more subjective perceptions (pg 276). This issue leads to discrimination against men in the workforce, but this type of discrimination is "positive discrimination" as far as modern feminism is concerned.
women's lives are individually trivial, and their only strength and/or success can come from banding together" (1). Such assertion construes women through male social law and endorses the masculine value system. But, as illustrated in the ironically-named Trifles, where male calumny proved misfortune as the women used domestic intuition and invisibility to supersede the law in the name of justice, Susan Glaspell shows that during this time period, women held a kind of power. This “power” is delicate and one of the key themes in Trifles. Although critics disagree on how the vastly different gender perceptions within the play are used to portray the theme of women’s power within law and justice, all of their arguments tie back to the fact that the women in the story act as a surrogate for the female society of that time, showing them that they have more power than they realize.
During Shakespeare’s time, a woman especially did not speak to a man like that because of the gender hierarchies of the time period. In the same act, mere lines away from her disrespect toward Grumio, Kate’s tone changes. When speaking to Petruccio, Kate says, “Thank you, sir” (4.3.47). Using the title of sir is showing recognition of the hierarchy between men and women, and it is a term of respect. The language switch and change in demeanor from Kate is indicative of her performativity when Petruccio is in her company.
It can be rooted in cultural traditions, fear, hatred, or superiority, with many sexists believing that their gender is superior for a variety of reasons. While many nations have laws which are designed to thwart sexism in places like the workplace, it often infiltrates society so thoroughly that these attitudes cannot be easily shaken off. Discrimination on the basis of gender can take a wide variety of forms. For example, some people believe that women should stay at home to focus on rearing children and keeping house, rather than pursuing professional careers. This attitude can lead to severe criticism when career women are involved, and as seen in the 2008 US presidential primaries, high-profile women are not exempt from sexism, even when they are running for the office of president of the United States.
Traditionally, in a discipline with emphasized focus on states and inter-state relations, sexual politics and gender relations were deemed irrelevant and insignificant, assuming the study of international relations to be gender-blind. However since the 1980’s, feminist perspectives on world affairs gradually started to find a louder voice which demanded IR scholars to start listening (Heywood, 2011). Feminism’s growing prominence resulted in the increasing acceptance that our understanding of the world was shaped by the social and historical context of our lives. Implied is the notion that fully understanding international relations would require a gender perspective. In this case, feminism’s gender perspective was concerned with ensuring women’s contribution to the largely male-dominated discipline of international relations would no longer be ignored.
The Patriarchal Hurdle of Feminism in Films The three articles share parallel views, essentially echoing how the portrayal of women within performing arts, particularly in films, has evolved over time. Films produced prior to 1970s frequently contained prominent sexist biases, stereotyping women to their traditional submissive roles and portraying them as subservient to men. Films produced after the 1970s, however, were observed to gradually contain greater and more positive representation of women within the social hierarchy, with women sharing equivalent if not greater autonomy compared to men. Despite such trends reforming the sexist stigma, progress has been and still is impeded by a deep-rooted patriarchal ideology. It is largely due to this hereditary social ideology that feminist movements face their limitations.
Assess the fashion industry using the feminist perspective Feminists argue that that in society men oppress women and that women do not have equal rights when compared to men, they argue that the family serves the needs of patriarchy and that we reside in a patriarchal society where males are the dominate sex. Feminists take a critical view on most things in society but a main one being fashion. Feminism itself simplifies down to equality. It is shown to be not about attacking men but improving society and having equal chances between both sexes. It states that many women’s focus is on her wardrobe so they can impress the opposite sex as they feel useless if they fail to impress, they also argue that fashion is a more female dominated area, they show that most of the top fashion designers are male ruled and that Radical Feminists such as Germaine Greer believe that all key societies (including fashion) have been found on patriarchy (ruled by men).
In a way this moral and legal discrimination is equally a big issue in the 21st century. Often it is harder for woman to find a job than a man and there is still a big issue with woman experiencing the ‘glass ceiling’. This shows that even the changes done in the Victorian era to help woman are still not enough and that adjustments need to be made. Although I do believe that the new laws had great impact in helping woman be considered more human and were very beneficial. The changes included that in 1857 if men were violent, wives could divorce; in 1870 woman could keep their own money; in 1891 wives were no longer forced to stay with their husband as they