Gender Inequality Essay

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What are little girls made of? What are little boys made of? Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Boys are mad of snips and snails and puppy dog tails. The nursery refers to male and females. Men and women behave differently because of there sex. The males are believed to be more naturally aggressive than the females, who are believed to be passive and built for domestic work, while males are believed to be built for providing and protecting. Sex and gender refers to the biological identity of the person which is male and female. Gender refers to the socially learned behaviors and expectations that are associated with the two sexes. Sociologists separate sex and gender to explain that gender is more of a cultural not a biological phenomenon. According to functionalists who argue that any pattern of behavior that does not benefit society will become unimportant, and that the division of responsibilities between males and females are beneficial to human life. Early humans found that the division of labor based on sex was okay. Men hunted and protected because of their strength, and women provided comfort and nurturing because of their soft nature. Today many functionalists believe that the traditional division of gender identity has developed tension for modern society. For example men have the power to keep women from participating in political, economic, and social resources.

Now that we talked about sex and gender identity, let’s talk about gender

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