Sexism and Personal Experiences, Women's studies
As a women's studies student, I have realized the importance and driving force of sexism in education, workplace and personal life several times. Sexism is currently illegal and considered to be a type of discrimination; still, it is true that many people have ideology that confirms that males are more capable of doing something, while women are also often advantaged because of their appearance of different capabilities. While it is true that there are some gender differences, and I think that the society should note these, it is not right to discriminate between genders when the values are equal.
For example, I have come across different forms of stereotyping in my life, when just because I was a woman people thought that I was unable to complete a task. This is the reason why I have chosen to examine this ism and its specific forms in the society, to reveal some of the most common forms of behavior that still work under the influence of common preconceptions.
[...] The different “funny videos” about the customs of the “average woman” or man can be disturbing and untrue. Although it might be valid for one group of people, generalization can lead to sexual preconceptions and discrimination. In the world, there is still a huge pay gap between men and women, and it is based on the assumptions that females are unable to work as hard and well as males. As long as this theory is not proven by research, it is a misconception that leads to discrimination and sexism in today's society. [...]
[...] As long as the driving test requirements of females and males are the same, this assumption is wrong. There is nothing wrong with being helpful, but coming to conclusions too early and acting a patronizing way can be very disturbing. Conclusion The above review is depicting my personal views of sexism within today's society. There are some social norms that determine how the roles of women work, still, making assumptions and joking about one sex's abilities or handicaps is wrong, especially if it is based on overall generalization and there are examples that prove the opposite. [...]
[...] This might be expressed by behavior or looks, words or actions. I have been in situations when without giving any reason, me and my friends were subjected to sexist remarks in the shopping mall, when we were checking out the shop window. This was embarrassing, as although women like shopping, today many men are conscious about their looks, therefore, to stigmatize somebody because they liked looking good and assuming that they do not have any other values is completely wrong. [...]
[...] It is harder to prove strength for women, even in our emancipated world. Although there are some examples of successful managers who are female, they would be able to tell the story for sure about their struggle with the male-orientated norms and different expectations. In the modern society, sexism is considered to be wrong, but in some of the Arabic countries, it is a part of the culture and religion and it is commonly accepted. Sexism also often leads to discrimination of people. My life experience with sexism 1. [...]
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