Gender Inequality Is Defined As A Social Process Essay

1002 Words Nov 29th, 2016 5 Pages
According to the oxford dictionary, Gender inequality is defined as a “Social process by which people are treated differently and disadvantageously, under similar circumstances, on the basis of gender”. In simpler terms, gender inequality is the unequal treatment of people based on the sexes. Inequality based upon gender dates back to nearly the beginning of time. Men were always seen as the bread winner of the household. For a very long time only males were allowed to obtain an education. On the other hand, females were expected to marry, bare children and stay at home. This agitated for the creation of the feminist movement which emerged in the early 1900’s in Canada and the US. Although there has been some improvement in gender inequality over the years, it still strongly exists in today’s society. I used 3 articles: Sexism and Gender Inequality across 57 societies, Gender Inequality and Trade and Trends in Global Gender Inequality, as well as a book entitled Gender, inequality and Wages to explore how Gender Inequality affects today’s society.

The article “sexism and gender inequality across 57 societies” explores different sexist ideologies that are generally predominant in society. This includes the notion that women should not have positions of political power, and also less support for females in conventional male occupations such as CEO’s and architects. In this article, reserchers foud that men were much more likely to have sexist attitudes than women. In…

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