Gender Roles And Gender Inequality

1262 Words Dec 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Throughout history, there has always been the role of both the male and the female in society. As time passed and civilization progressed, the question of the role of the women has also changed. Men and women in society have had many differences, which included things such as gender roles, gender inequality, inequality in the workforce, and sex discrimination. Also, the questions of what it takes to be a man or to be a woman is very important. For many different cultures, gender differences are extremely important, as well as the role it has played in history and present day. Men throughout time have always had dominance over women. To this day, this dominance still exists and is shown in many different instances. Examples such as the gender system, and the sex role theory help to explain these differences. Theories on how to reduce gender inequality are extremely important in today’s society. Traditional roles are beginning to change, and a new freedom for men and women to explore different new roles has begun. The idea of gender stereotyping is fading, but still has not completely disappeared. From birth, each child is assigned a gender and is automatically socialized into a gender role because of their sex. Studies have shown that certain experiments prove that an individual’s gender acts as a stimulus that influences people’s responses to the person. In “New Directions in the Study of Gender Similarities and Differences” author, Janet Hyde gives an example of this from…
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