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.
But the authors argue and say that this facts do not reflect to the real life truly and the idea of happy single woman is just an illusion. First of all, according to researches in different organizations like University of Michigan Institute , men still work more than women and their jobs are much more dangerous and are connected with risk. Besides, the amount of time spent on leisure and hobbies is almost the same. In addition, women are much more discerning in the question of relationships. As Leving and Sacks say “she’s far more critical of him than he is of her”, that means that men are much less critical than females who want to show their strength.
Believing sexism will go away without putting major changes in place, is not a reality. Sexism blatantly exists in the work place. Obvious (and most common) examples of this would be: women are often paid less than their male counterparts for the same position, men often receive rapid job promotions in comparison to women and women are usually the targets of gender based harassment. Women frequently struggle with the lack of pay they receive, in comparison to their male counterparts. A woman working in the same job as a man will usually earn less, despite the fact that she may have the same or better training, education, and skills required for the job ("Study Shows Female Managers in Britain Earn Less than Men, and Equality Could Be 57 Years Away."
However, women are taking on more and more leadership roles; society is being forced to reexamine the assumption of men being the only effective leaders. Research on gender differences in leadership has been conflicting. Some states that women have different leadership style of leadership than men. Some states there are no major differences in the leadership behavior. (Boundless) A reoccurring theme has been the difference among men and women in leadership is communication and the relationship with followers.
Everyone has their own definition. Intimacy is a major requirement in a relationship and the male’s sex drive is higher than a female’s most of the time. If the woman does not ‘put out’ as much as the man might want, he will find some other female to give him what he wants. On the other side, females want to feel loved and hear that they are beautiful and get gifts and little surprises that keep them on their feet. Most guys feel that is not the ‘macho’ thing to do, so the girl is going to stray and find someone who can fulfill their fantasies.
In order to identify this situation, we must try to get to the root of the problem and must understand the sociological factors that cause women to have a much more difficult time getting the same profits, wages, and job opportunities as their male complements. The society in which we live right now have been shaped historically by males for centuries. Women in the workplace get the short end of the stick when it comes to men. Because men have more power given to them and people tend to look at the men for leadership. Also women are more likely to allow things to happens where as men would not.
They are driven by instincts which are not within their control” (R86). Woolf elucidates that the character of men is to take power and act more aggressively than women, and this has given them an advantage in their excursion to becoming the privileged sex. Betty Friedman addresses the reality that fulfilling their traditional maternal roles of raising the children and tending to the household doesn’t satisfy some women, however, they are ashamed of this personal problem, lacking the confidence to enter the male territory where these women feel they may find something more meaningful. Women are limited by the inferiority put upon them by society as well as themselves. Women are kept from growing and learning, “education for women has become so suspect that more drop out of high school and college to marry and have babies…women so insistently confine themselves to one role”(R89).
All people feel pain, yet not all people feel it in the same manner as the rest of us. Some people have a high tolerance to pain while others find any pain at all to be unbearable. Many people believe that the pain tolerance levels of men and women are different from one another. Women have long said that as a result of them giving birth and dealing with the associated intense pain involved in labor that they are more genetically wired to deal with high levels of pain than their male counterparts. On the other end of the spectrum it is true that men have long sought to prove their toughness by dealing with pain better than women do.
However, our species also survived because women were giving birth and raising children. Something I think all of us with lady parts can agree is way harder and a hell of a lot more painful. Anyways, this question can’t really be answered without defining what “power” is and that is fairly impossible to do. Either way, girls rule and boys’ drool, but my opinion may be a tad biased… What spoke to me most in the article was the fact that the list itself can be considered sexist since there is no list of 100 Most Powerful Men. The fact that the list “reflects the traditionally male-centric value system by which the world values success” as opposed to a women-centric value system can also be considered sexist.
Different Views on Gender Issues Liberal feminists argue that our society holds the false belief that women are, by nature, less intellectually and physically capable than men, it tends to discriminate against women. In order to challenge the inequality, liberal feminists work hard to emphasize the equality of men and women and trying to achieve equal opportunities. At work place, liberal feminists aim to eliminate inequalities such as vertical and horizontal segregation and unequal pays. The segregation is mainly caused by the structural functionalists’ view that women should work in the traditional female dominated industries forever to remain the current social structure and continue to be the subordinates of male. Structural functionalists fail to catch the trend that more and more women are entering the previous male-dominated industries and structuralists should not view females as puppets who do not their own wills.