Women Gender, and Culture
In todays society most people think that gender inequality is no longer an issue.
Everyone believes that since there are a few womon holding high ranking jobs, and women
getting PHDs in several differnent fields that the problem is gone. Overall, the rights and
status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality
has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are
slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of “womens roles” continue to stagnate
and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions that challenge the
evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study, I will argue that subtle and blatant
sexism continues to exist throughout educational, economic, professional and legal arenas.
Women who carefully follow their expected roles may never recognize sexism as an
oppressive force in their life. I would argue that the social pressure women must endure if
they do not conform to their expected role is unfair. The problem goes beyond social
conformity and crosses into government intervention (or lack thereof). ) It is disturbing
that the slow gains achieved by the womens movement are so volatile and
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