Gender Inequality

Gender Inequality

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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