Not every woman on the planet wants to get married and have children. There are many ambitious, clever and intelligent women who want to make a career and to succeed in life. Those women have to struggle and live with society expectations and literally fight for what they want because society expects every woman around 27-32 year old to have kids. Not only that, but If those women show and leadership qualities, stand what they want and enounce their opinion, they are being called bossy. As Sandberg and Chavez write in their article there is deep-rooted stereotypes- we expect boys to be confident and leaders, but if a girl acts like that, we do not like this.
Looks play a major part for these women as does the language barrier. Woman politicians also suffer greatly from not having a level playing field. This comes down to looks, family life and sexual orientation. There is no simple answer because gender inequity is deeply rooted in social and workforce customs, traditional divisions of labour and breadwinners, established family and marriage demographics, and a strong adherence to historical gender stereotypes. Employment is continuingly segregated according to gender, female 'work' is considered to be social, service sphere employment
That’s why we have the tendency of growth of the amount of single women. Furthermore, as the authors mention females are vitally discerning, so this also makes them think that there is no person who deserves living with them. They are too carping so they prefer to be single. On the other hand,
This originally all comes from biased perspectives. In communities where women are generally not considered viable wage earners, families often view daughters as an economic burden. Therefore, in the case of impoverished parents, they may decide to betroth a daughter early to ease the financial load of caring for a child. A bias could lead one to accept or deny the truth of a claim, not on the basis of the strength of the arguments in support of the claim, but through the extent of the claim's correspondence with one's own preconceived ideas. The confirmation bias here, has to do with the families that will engage their young daughters to marry older men to correspond to their ethical ideas that they behold.
Mothers, as the child carriers, have been dubbed as primarily responsible for the care of the children while fathers have mostly been defined as heads of the family, breadwinners and protectors. 2. MOTHERHOOD Women have over the years tried to redefine themselves as more than just child bearers and carers by being more active in the workplace and the economy. However, this has done little to change the perception society and women themselves hold that, without the motherhood role, their lives are not complete. Newman (1995:268) puts it that women have been conditioned by society into believing that “having children is a primary source of self-identity”.
Hope Edelman looks at the realities of marriage and imbalanced parenting roles in her article "The Myth of Co-Parenting." She writes about the common belief that couples have when going into a marriage: things will be perfect. Edelman uses her own marriage to reveal the unexpected difficulties that married couples experience when trying to share responsibilities of working and raising a family. She explains that even though many females feel liberated and inspired to be independent from their husbands, often times these women still end up doing most of the domestic work. Edelman shows how embedded gendered work is in our society, even among feminists.
In her Pride and Prejudice, Austen is almost pre-occupied with the theme of marriage. Marriage is a crucial issue of a woman’s life. But it was more crucial for the women of her society, when women mere largely dependent on their male counterparts. So, women sought financial as well as social support through marriage. But Austen did not approve of it.
In Moore’s “Which is More That I Can Say”, the role-reversal of the search of identity reinforces the image of the dynamic of fear that both mother and daughter have. Mrs. Mallon’s presence in the short story is described as something repelling and invasive towards her daughter’s decisions in life. Abby, having shaped her identity privately tries to alienate herself from her mother’s stronger character in order to have proper control of her life. Mrs. Mallon showing a risk taking behavior, sees her daughter as “a women who expects too much” due to her performance of actions in life. At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone.
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).
However; external factors could be such as factors outside the education system, such as home and family background and wider society. Many sociologists believe that it is in fact the external factors that result in girls doing so well in education. The external factors could be the impact of feminism, changes in the family, changes in women’s employment and girls’ changing perceptions and ambitions. The impact of feminism can have encouraged girls to strive for success and thrive to the top in life, by starting with a successful career; which in today’s society is predominantly only achieved by doing well in education. Feminist movements have challenged the traditional stereotype of a woman’s role of being a stay at home mother and caring for her family.