Women that’s called a slut or whore is considered as having numerous sex partners. The names are placed upon a women that gest around and sleep with many men. The term slut or whore degrades a female and makes her feel less of women. Woman are judged more harsh then men. Men that sleep around are considered studs and women are called sluts. When it comes to gender double standards are alive and well. Gender inequality will be explained further based on the media, stories and a speech.
Women are considered a slut because of being promiscuous. I disagree when men use this term to describe women. If a guy does what he wants he’s praised for it and no term is used. Most of the time the friend of a male encourages having multiple partners. Whereas females are expected to have the highest standards because of this term. Women should feel empowered by their bodies and their decision they make.
Most of today songs are explicit lyrics that describe gender inequality in an unacceptable way. For example, in the song Ain’t No Fun by a group called Dog Pound. Which calls women out their name and saying she should do whatever he wants. Another song by YG that categorized females as a hoe or a trick. Also, the media plays an important role a lot of commercials advertise females to get surgery. Some women believe without getting an implant they won’t be able to find a spouse. An example from the story, Masculinities and the Media “ Tough guy posing even though its often just an act ,also
Valenti starts off her article with "what 's the worst possible thing you can call a women? Don 't hold back! You 're probably thinking words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back,) skank. Okay, now, what’s the worst thing you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term ‘mangina.’ Notice anything? The worst thing to call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a women is the ultimate insult” (Valenti, pg. 2). Valenti 's article is effective in demonstrating the points of feminism that people tend to not see because she is able to provide many good points to counter the arguments of others. The article talks about the "f" word and how most women may not think of themselves as feminists or know the true meaning of feminism, but that we are most probably in one way or another just that, a "Feminist". Until reading this article, I would never have considered myself having this title of Feminist, because in all honesty, I truly didn 't know the meaning that it represented. She points out a lot of things that I feel. I’m not pretty enough, not thin enough, not smart enough, and I don 't always stand up for what I believe in. Yet when reading further into the article it really made me stop and think
There are hundreds and thousands of athletes all around the world but the main problem in the athlete world is gender inequality, women are not shown equal as men. They are discriminated in many ways such as pay, employment opportunities, value of women 's sport, media coverage etc. Despite the federal law passed called Title IX that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination." there is still gender inequality women are considered less than men. No matter what happens people will always have inequality against men and women because of the environment they live in and how they were raised. Women are
Society has told women that when a man takes you on a nice date, you owe him something in return and that something is your vagina. Traveling back to the young girl’s at York University story, for the police officer to say “women should not dress sluts…” is mind-blowing because how exactly does a slut dress? Women are “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” in any aspect of life especially with the way they choose to dress and sex. Believe it or not, a woman can choose to be conservative or revealing with no intention of pleasing a man. When giving her speech, she encouraged women to speak up and out about rape.
Despite the fact that many men continue to deny that women are objectified, being viewed as an object created solely as a means of pleasure for men is a reality for anyone who was born biologically female. Proving that women are considered less valuable than men is the statistic that women make only 70% of what men in a similar career earns (Ravelli & Webber 214). The sexaul double standard contributes to this idea as well which means that women who engage in sexual activities are “promiscuous” (Ravelli & Webber 237) or “whores” (Ravelli & Webber 237) while men who behave similarly are “Studs” (Ravelli & Webber 237) and women who do not engage in sexual activities are “virgins” (Ravelli & Webber 237) or “Madonna’s” (Ravelli & Webber 237). There are only two portrayals of women and both of these refer to her sexual activities. There are also outrageous definitions of beauty portrayed in the media to
Woman were presented as stereotypes in reality in the story. Women are partially known for reproducing, and catering to their men. But, in the story they are displayed as whores, and items that men can just use. Has anyone ever wondered why women are viewed in such a distasteful, disrespectful way? In my opinion, women are sometimes viewed in that way because, today the rate of men having insecurities about themselves, or their relationship is very high. And I say that because, everyday people disrespect and mistreat themselves more than anyone else would.
Women constantly face a double standard when it comes to sexuality, it's been this way for years. In fact in the Victorian era there is a huge double standard where women seemed to be on interested in sex and we're to have a high standard of sexual behavior unlike the men in that time who had powerful sexual drives and it was almost the social norm for them to have multiple sexual partners. Even today there still a double standard, it has gotten better with feminism any quality but men are still seen as superior when they have multiple sexual partners unlike women who are looked at as sluts and whores because they have multiple sexual partners. Trying to use the slut shaming, which is where women are downgraded by both men and women because
Society likes to keep the stereotypical roles that have been around for decades. If people fit these roles, they are deemed to be more pleasing and beautiful than the women who do not follow these stereotypical roles. Women are supposed to be dependent, emotional, quiet, modest, and weak. When women do not follow the “normal” characteristics, they are often shamed. If a women is independent, people assume she thinks she is better than everyone. If a
In today’s generation people have different meanings of the word “slut.” Men sometimes use the word differently than women. For example, “A Toronto police officer told a crowd of college women that if they wanted to avoid sexual assault, they shouldn’t dress like sluts.” Women are more likely to be called a slut than men. There is two completely different definitions of this word from the dictionary and a woman’s point of view.
Gender inequality is a social problem that is widespread in society. It is referred to as the unfair treatment of individuals based on one 's gender. Historically, laws have opposed women to go to school, access certain jobs, and purchase property. Gender inequality has been experience through culture – honor-killing, sex-selective abortion, and society – occupation, gender roles, and education. The social expectations of men and women differ between cultures that are constructed socially and culturally. These expectations are displayed in roles, and behavior believed both by men and women and their interdependent relationships. Gender inequality can be further understood through the structure of sexism. Discrimination takes place in gender inequality for the reason that men and women are treated on the basis of gender alone (Amjad, R., Ashfaq, M., Kousar, R., Saghir, A., 2010).
Slut shaming and victim blaming are sexual harassment. They are far worse to young women’s self-image and esteem than mere name-calling. The word “slut” and the demonization of victims of sexual violence only reinforce the belief that men are allowed to be sexual beings and women are not. It’s society’s way of saying men can be young, make mistakes, learn from them, and be promiscuous or sexually experiment and not only be spared judgment, but be applauded for
Social status and structures have definitely shaped the construction and experience of gender inequality. Men and women are constantly analyzed, compared, and grouped together in society. The result of this yields discrepancies in how sexes are viewed by society. Throughout my examination and explanation of gender inequality, I concluded both men and women are victims to gender inequality.
Feminists were once thought to be “hairy, ugly, man-hating, angry women” (Costello, 2014), but as times changed, the idea of who these feminists really are have changed. The connotation of feminism has changed because it was originally considered a dirty word, and something you did not want to be. Today with the help of celebrities, including Beyoncé, feminism is no longer dirty, and a lot of both females and males around the world identify as a feminist.
In our time, women (as well as some men) are attempting to re-appropriate the word to “take the sting out of it” and “reclaim” the word in order to remove the powerful negative impact that it has on women. While past words of similar meaning may have lost the power and control that they’ve had on women in history, ‘slut’ has managed to become a known, everyday word. The word is short and easy to say, but, most importantly, has never truly deviated from the roots of the its (unknown) origin. Like plenty of words today, ‘"it was definitely a pejorative reference… but it wasn 't always used in that way" (Westcott). The term had at one point been used playfully, as described by Westcott, when people in the 1400’s called their lovable kitchen maids and servant girls “admirable slut[s]” (Westcott). The latter usage is, and has never been, as popular as the primary usage ― a slanderous term slurred at women by men and other women passing in the street.