Inequality Between Men And Women

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Inequality between Men and Women
Trisha Stafford
American Public University System
Mrs. Decter

Table of Contents
Introduction 3
Defining “Social Problem” 3
Explaining Sociological Viewpoint 3
Chosen Social Problem Introduction 3
Thesis 3
Defining Sexism 3
Why is it a social problem? 3-4
Statistics 4
Identifying and Defining Four Concepts Related to Sexism 4-5
How is this problem being addressed? 5
Conclusion 6
References……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7

Social problems have always been a part of society. Although some social problems have disappeared over time others have uprooted and evolved to fit our ever-changing world. Within our textbook, A. Leon-Guerrero defines a social problem as being “a social condition or pattern of behavior that has negative consequences for individuals, our social world, or our physical world” (Leon-Guerrero, 2014, p. 8), according to the sociological view. The United States has quite a few social problems, one of which being inequality between men and women. I seek to find why inequality or sexism between men and women has become a social problem within the United States.
“Sexism,” as defined by dictionary.com, is attitudes or behaviors based on traditional stereotypes of gender roles within society. As well, it is discrimination or devaluation based upon an individual’s sex or gender. Although sexism doesn’t exclude men, it is more so directed towards women. This is known as…
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