Sexism: Traditional Gender Role

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Introduction Sexism is an ideology that one sex is superior to others, and it’s generally referred to males superior to females. Sexism is defines as discrimination against people based on their sex or gender, be it males toward females or vise versa. Sexism occurs in almost everywhere in the world, its worldwide issues that have been happening all the time, until today, although the issues like sexism have been decreased gradually. The issues is very important because it's unfair to the women in this society we are live in today, it is not like back at 1940s where women have to stay home to cook, clean, and look after the kids while the men go to work. The woman today have the authority to vote, and getting jobs that are usually…show more content…
Now that we understand the gender role of male and female, we can make the assumption that sexism appear as soon as the civilization begun in earth. Like we mentioned earlier, sexism generally refer to male superior than female, and from the gender role, we can see that it is a fact that it has been unfair for female ever since. How can we avoid or prevent sexism under such unfair expectation of society? Now let us take look at how three major society's perspective on the issues. Functionalist perspective Functionalist perspective believe that the difference in gender helps maintain the stability of society. And below is two main viewpoint of functionalist perspective which focus on male and female. I. Instrumentality Instrumentality tells that a man should focus more on a task toward society, future goal. It is man's responsible to go earn a living for his family, and bring greater contribution to the family. II. Expressiveness Females is responsible for maintaining the harmony and internal emotion of the family. She took care of all affairs happen in the family, and it's her responsibility that every members of the family live in healthy way. From functionalist view point, gender differences contribute to social stability and integration. Women and men perform their tasks for which they are biologically best suited (Elshtain 1987). Example, women should concentrate on domestic and family responsibility while men work
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