Social Issues, Gender, Interpersonal Power, And Social Influence, By Linda L. Carli

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Journal of social issues The social issue relates to inequalities in men and women. To be specific, Men and women are not equal when it comes to many things, such as gender roles in households, gender bias in the workplace, and gender inequality in politics. The main article I will be addressing is Gender, Interpersonal Power, and Social Influence, By Linda L. Carli (Vol. 55, No. 1, 1999, pp. 81–99, 2001). The sociological question in this article is whether men possess higher level of power than women. The issue is that men and women are not equal, even if it comes to working the same job, doing the same exact thing, having earned the same degree. This topic is important because it is something that should be continuously addressed. That…show more content…
The last article I will be clarifying is Gender, Ethnicity, and Power, by Felicia Pratto and Penelope Espinoza. In this article, they discuss theories of inequality and relationships of gender role and power of gender roles and “group-based forms”. As I was thinking what topic to choose for this paper, I remembered a movie I recently watched, called Why Did I Get Married. In this movie, there was a certain part that I remember that upset me because of the view society has on women. There is a part where the husband and wife were fighting because the husband basically told his wife that she needs to be home taking care of the kids and the needs of himself while he works, even though she had a higher level career job. Society makes it acceptable that women have this view. But why is it that men can’t stay home and take care of the kid while the wife is working, since, in the case of the movie, the wife has a higher level career, leading to a better paying job. Or a Beyoncé song I was listening to recently as well. A woman named Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was featured in the song saying “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you will threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to

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