The aim of this essay is to explain and provide a sociological analysis of the underlying reasons for the differences in health that have been identified and provide explanations for the existence and persistence of these health inequalities. In the UK, health inequalities exist through a range of social and demographic indicators, which social class, gender and ethnicity. Health inequalities are indicated through mortality, morbidity and infant mortality rates.
All over Africa it is customary for men to be in power in some sort of way, the word “Big Men” is very known in Africa and what a Big Man is a man having control, power and wealth. In The film Big Men by Rachel Boynton, it is only mentioned once how men try to become a big man and how women also try to be a big woman, but other than that the majority is only men. The social structure that is shown in Ghana and Nigeria from the film is made that the goal for each man is to become powerful, Certainly the phrase “Big Men” does involve with masculinity and how countless of men were stereotyped by the way they acted. For example in the film it is said that militant groups were formed by civilians that had enough with the “Big Men” robbing so much
When it comes to Unmasking manly men, the concept of rules and norms figure into this case because, based on what I read in the second paragraph it says that, "oil rigs are dirty, dangerous, and demanding workplaces that have traditionally encourage displays of masculine strength, daring, and Technical prowess." (unmasking manly men, page 296) I think that the concept of roles and norms figure into this case because of how it helps them realize when they have made a mistake and they help them admit it but also it helps explode their anxiety, stress, or lack of experience. (Unmasking manly man, paragraph 2) what I took out of this is mainly how because of the norms they perform while working with oil rigs, is the fact that it helps them admit their mistakes
Differential treatment frequently occurs in today’s healthcare system. Differential treatment is when someone is treated differently because of something that is out of his or her control, i.e. being a woman. Women are at a higher risk for many medical conditions, including heart disease, acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS, osteoporosis, depression, pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, and breast cancer (Shaw & Lee 381). Even though women are at a higher risk for many medical conditions, they often do not have access to preventative care that may greatly reduce the risk of developing certain conditions. For example, many insurances have reduced coverage for procedures like mammograms with the claim that breast cancer is slow growing and frequent checks are not necessary; however, the same insurance companies cover prostate examinations even though prostate cancer is typically considered to be a slow growing cancer (American Cancer Society, “Prostate Cancer Overview”). The availability of treatment and procedures has an economic component as well; poor single women and single mothers get less care because they are often under-insured and make far less compared to women who make more, women who are married, and men. As previously mentioned, access to birth control methods varies greatly between men and women. Men have easier access to a vasectomy with very few
women still have to face discrimination and judgement based on their gender, class, and race. This population clearly reflects the gaps and limitations of primary health care services today. Adelson (2005) reflects on this circumstance as a absence of control of a comprehensive health care program where there is acceptable conduct of resources that can diminish the bureaucratic unbalance.
This paper is on gender bias in medical diagnosis, and how it leads to women getting not diagnosed or dismissed. Traditional medical studies were all done on men . Because of that, women illnesses were overlooked and it didn't explore how gender might affect how the symptoms present. Symptoms can differ between male and females in many ways- because of different hormones, biology, and The way things are metabolized. These differences were not noticed and lead to many doctors being unaware of how symptoms might present in females . The overall lack of knowledge about how women are affected by illnesses has led to a higher mortality rate for women.
Masculinity is experienced differently between racial groups, sexual orientations, age, and a number of different social institutions. Black men who have sex with men are an insightful example of this. In “’I Always Felt I Had to Prove My Manhood’: Homosexuality, Masculinity, Gender Role Strain, and HIV Risk Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men”, Errol Lamont Fields, et al. conducted research on the family, peer, community, and racial expectations of masculinity perceived by young Black men who have sex with men, the gender role strain associated with these expectations, and the influence this has on HIV risk behavior. Fields, et al. define masculinity as, “A social construct involving the negotiation of power and authority, in which
A report on England from the Office for National Statistics shows that, despite 67 years of the NHS, there remain marked differences in all parameters of health across the social classes. The report found that men and women in deprived areas have a 9.2 years and 6.8 years shorter life expectancy, respectively, than those living in less deprived areas. They also spend less of their life in “good” health, 70.9% compared to 85.2% and 66.5% compared to 83.4% respectively (Office for National Statistics, 2015).
The three scariest words that every man receives in their lifetime. “BE A MAN.” These three words truly have impacted me since a young age. I was raised to let back emotion and to be masculine and appear strong and brave to society. Joe Ehrmann touches on some of the most relevant topics and myths in our society today. Men in sports, the bedroom, and possessing power and success are the three things that the world believes show masculinity. Does being a man means you have athletic ability, you are smooth with the ladies, and you strive to be successful in the world? As these three things are all very important in life, he is speaking the truth when he says these are all fundamental lies that have lead to the social corruption. Joe
Global warming like dangerous diseases and the discrimination of certain groups of people in this world have caused a great threat to humanity as a whole. An inconvenient sequel(The power of Truth) and Nothing but a man (1964) both movies highlights the main issues and the consequences of these serious problems that human capital is facing now, have experienced in the past and might or will be facing in the future. Some of those main issues are Global warming and Discrimination of certain groups of people.
Mackenbach et al. 2008). It is clearly that if we want to figure out the injustice in health care, we have to solve the education problems. Additionally, the inequality between men and women can also influence the health care to be unfair. By that I mean in the past years, the family and the Chinese government thought highly of men; consequently, they could enjoy better medical assistance while the women could not (Chinese Women 2004). Obviously, it caused an inequality situation in health care. Therefore, the progress to figure out the injustice in health care will be much arduous than any other inequality solution since we have to solve the caused problems first.
On the eve of my twelfth birthday, my father sat me down and gave me a good talking to- He says, Mary Amelia; his using my full name and not what everyone usually calls me had me paying attention right away.
In America, women’s health issues are overlooked by men’s health issues. If women wanted to look online for symptoms of angina or heart attacks, most of the information would appear to be for men. According to the article, “Women’s Health Issues Still Poorly Represented in Scientific Studies”, “the science that informs medicine routinely fails to consider the impact
Men are less likely to face emotional problems than women. Why do you think men are less likely to seek help?
Man is not an individual. He is a social organism. God loves him only who serves other beings-man, cattle and other creatures. His glory lies in being a member of a big family. On the one hand, man is bound by blood kinship his parents, his wife , his children and on the other , he is linked with every individual of society whether near or far from his, it is given to man to link himself with those who constitute his ancestry and also think of those who would be his posterity. Man possessed of certain inalienable rights. Thus lives, works and dies for society. Man is expected to develop his craft, science and technology and lead society from poverty to prosperity with a happy today and a happier tomorrow.