Even in the perfect Utopian world of Thomas More, the social status of women, the role they played in society and the general way they were treated, were influenced by the dominant view of the society at that time and by his own personal values. The social status given to women in More’s Utopia was unconventional but yet still traditional in some ways. In opposition to what was usually permitted for women, in Utopia, they were allowed to get an education. “Every child receives a primary education, and most men and women go on educating themselves all their lives during those free periods that I told you about” . Typically in that time,
How is gender a social construction of reality? The typical gender identity widely known today such as the girly girl or the tough boy was formed by our society. The term gender is a symbolic construction that expresses the meanings a society confers on biological sex. Social construction of reality is that by consistently being treated in a certain way, we begin to expect to be treated in that way. With that being said, there is some sort of development of awareness of what is normal and what is not for a gender.
Education is important in society. The structure and processes of education systems are related to the general process of socialisation. All sociologists agree with this, but sociologists have many different views about how societies are structured. They have many different views about the role of education in society. Functionalists are consensus theorists.
Its mission is to enable all people to develop their full potential, enrich their lives, and prevent dysfunction. Professional social work is focused on problem solving and change. As such, social workers are change agents in society and in the lives of the individuals, families and communities they serve. Social work is an interrelated system of values, theory and practice. Values Social work grew out of humanitarian and democratic ideals, and its values are based on respect for the equality, worth, and dignity of all people.
Gender Inequality: Gender-inequality theories recognize that women's location in, and experience of, social situations are not only different but also unequal to men's. Liberal feminists argue that women have the same capacity as men for moral reasoning and agency, but that patriarchy, particularly the sexist patterning of the division of labor, has historically denied women the opportunity to express and practice this reasoning. Women have been isolated to the private sphere of the household and, thus, left without a voice in the public sphere. Even
However, Radical Feminists would disagree and say that the function of the family is used to maintain patriarchy, meaning that men are dominant within the family and society, and so possessions are passed on from father to son. The New Right would disagree with Functionalists view and argue that the function is in decline. Contemporary society shows that people do not remain faithful to their partner. It also shows that society has a more Post-Modernist view, which believes there is no single truth, so there cannot be a correct type of family because we all have the freedom to make our own choices. I agree with contemporary society's view because it is what society is actually like and how we live today.
We born female or male, and depends on our sex, society assigns us a gender role “societal members decide what being male or female mean” (Burke 1). We are expected to behave according our gender. In our culture for example, gender roles might be translated to women doing shores, taking care of children, wearing dresses, being married and loyal, while men are the breadwinners, the workers, and the ones with the power. Women need to ask for permission whereas everything is permitted for men, even being protagonist of an out-law/road movie and do not arise any controversy because the audience sees it as normal. However, when those absurd rules are subverted the debate is immediate.
Sociological theories and the family Family is one of society’s main and most important social institutions. It helps to make individuals productive members of society. As with all institutions, family consists of roles, statuses, values and a set of norms which are organized to help the overall society in specific ways. Family is viewed differently in different sociological theories: functionalism, conflict theory and interactionism. To understand the different views of family, we must first understand how the theory applies to family and how each theory affects the views of individuals of the family and the views of society.
They do not believe that women should go out and have a professional job in the work force. Now, in the modern society there have been changes and men should cope and adapt to the changes of today’s society. Sexism is expressed as a separation of gender roles and differential access to privileges and opportunities. Traditional gender role stereotypes describe women as nurturers who are emotional, sensitive, and warm. They also describe women as unambitious, incompetent, weak, and conniving in their relational power (Adams, 2009; Williams & Best, 1990).