Essay on Men are from Mars women are from venus

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Men are from Mars and women are from Venus is a very popular book by John Gray that suggest that men and women are so different that they might as well come from different planets. I believe that men and women are different because of our biological make-up that makes us think differently and view things in different aspects. However, I do believe that we are all human beings, and I don’t mean that in a philosophical way but in the way that as humans we all have the same needs. I think that social stigmas have made us think that we are more different then we actually are. “Both biological and social factors have influenced the division of labor by sex, and the division of labor provides the basis for gender stratification by affecting the …show more content…
So with ideas like this being rooted at such a young age, expectations from men rise.

Kimmel argues that women’s lives have changed in specific ways the first one is women have made gender visible. Women have made gender a visible aspect in which social life is viewed. Kimmel states in his documentary that the first women’s study program wasn’t establish till 1972. The second way women’s lives have changed is the movement into the workplace; almost half of the work force is female. “In the United States, the most dramatic improvements in the status of women have occurred in the last 20 years. Women are earning a higher percentage of educational degrees and are more highly represented at the entry level of high-status occupations than in the past” (Marini). The Third way women’s life has changed is that they have learned to balance work and family. According to Kimmel women in the 70s women were forced to choose between career and family. The last change is that women now feel entitled to their own sexual pleasure. Women having increasingly become more sexual and seek sex just as much as men do.

In a way the women’s movement has changed the lives of men in certain ways. Although men haven’t changed, the women’s movement has changed the division of labor and parenting within the household. Nevertheless, men from this generation still have the same ideology as older generations in terms of masculinity. This I feel is due to the social behaviors of
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