Is gender discrimination against women still present in western societies?
Publié le 28/04/2022
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Is gender discrimination against women still present
in western societies?
Types of sexism
Sexism at work
Sexism in education
Sexism in sport
Gender discrimination, also known as sexism, is defined as the
prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against
women, on the basis of sex, according to Oxford Dictionary.
The patriarchal society has traditionally required women to follow the suggested social construction of femininity and to be subservient to the male authority.
Although this has begun to change in the last fifty years, women are still associated with the responsibility of creating and maintaining a happy, stable, and harmonious home environment, by accepting and ignoring the mistreatment that more than often follows it. 1. Benevolent Sexism Benevolent sexism is a set of attitudes that reinforce gender roles and stereotypes but in a way that it ‘feels’ positive and endearing.
Telling a woman who is a manager that she keeps her team together like a mother is an example of benevolent sexism. It could also be a male colleague checking in more than usual to see if you need help with your work even though your qualifications are more or less same as the men in your team. These actions seem to be coming from a place of care but actually works to keep women trapped in their patriarchydictated gender roles of how women should be, how they should behave, and how they’re expected to reach out for help and protection because they’re the ‘weaker sex.’ Men who are guilty. »
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