Analysis: The Interplay Between Gender And Spatial Forms

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Ace Queen De Leon
Professor Siebert
Urban Sociology
7 December 2017
The Interplay between Gender and Spatial Forms
Women in the workforce are delineated because of societal assumptions against them. A job has become one of the tools that women practice to promote women empowerment. Women look at a workplace to gain temporary power without the presence of the husband. However, society still follows tradition that devalue women's job; as a result, they are paid less. In “City Spatial Structure, Women’s Household Work, and National Urban Policy,” author Ann R. Markusen highlights the regulations within the suburban home, which is the “household reproduction that has been ignored by scholars. She argues that the single family home,
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Men would not be in the workforce if not for the labor that women are doing at home. In the article, Markusen broadens how social reproduction generates: “Social reproduction involves the activities of both government and households that reproduce both current and future generations of labor power” (251). Women are responsible for the reproduction of society. They raise, groom, and educate and children that soon becomes the leader of the society. Household reproduction rests on the persistence of patriarchal gender relationships, which Markusen argues that is largely hidden by the informal economic contract. The informal marriage contract hides the efforts put forth in the household reproduction of labor power and therefore prevents it from being considered a production …show more content…
Women should not be under control of fathers and husbands. They deserve to be looked up to not just a wife or a mother but someone who's a professional. Women are in charge of the reproduction of society. They are not paid for the labor that they do. They are the ones that raise children for education, children who will soon generate society and its people. No matter what color a person’s skin is, whether they are a man or a woman, or how much money a person makes, everyone’s all bound to end up in the same place. Stereotypical gender roles in workplace should be lessened because it increases gender inequality. People should fight for women who are forbidden to learn all over the world. Women deserve to be looked up to not just a wife or a mother but someone who's a professional. “Unschooled certainty”Women have used literature as a voice used to defend their rights as women. Literature is the key to unlocking the knowledge that men prevented them to obtain for centuries. It might not be as recognizable as it is back in the 1800’s, but the oppression of women still exists today. She proves that even successful women are held back because of the sexist society that they live in. Women might as well cloak themselves and write under an identity of a man to protect them from criticism. She proves that even successful women are held back because of the sexist society that they

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