Gender Inequality Theory

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This paper is heavily focused on the concepts of social theory that is put forth by Berger and Luckmann (2004). However, the concept that needs to be brought to light is that of multitude. In reference to Hardt and Negri (2004), these authors focus on class and how multitude is about unity. It is mainly focused on an economic level, however there is much more that comes into play when considering class. They state, “…there is a potentially infinite number of classes that comprise contemporary society based not only on economic differences but also on those of race, ethnicity, geography, gender, sexuality, and other factors” (p. 104). Given that my counterpublic is the HeForShe movement, which focuses primarily on gender equality, the concept …show more content…
This is exactly what HeForShe wants to do, by educating boys with the knowledge that gender inequality does exist, not just for females but for males as well. Situations such as the stigma that is is not manly to cry or show sensitive emotions, which has always been labeled as a female quality, is an example. Showing emotions and crying is not a female quality, it is a human quality. A male is no less of a man if they cry and boys who keep their feelings in refuse to get help, would rather turn to suicide than show their feelings. This is just as big of an issue as all the female equality struggles. Emotions, which makes us human, is a strength and both males and females should indulge. How Hardt and Negri explain this phenomenon goes hand-in-hand in what this paper is trying to bring forth. A to radically transform the world, it has to start at home from the very …show more content…
This is where millennials has a chance to change the future for the better and play a part in reaching a gender equal world. When babies are brought into this world, they are completely reliant on their parents to learn and grow. The parents need to be aware that every move they make, their child will be watching. With gender equality in mind, the parents can do things show that a man and a women are equal. Even details like one day, the dad stays in and cleaning the house while the mom is outside doing yard word. The next day, they can switch. Even small details such as the mom driving instead of the dad or the dad doing laundry and the mom taking out the trash. There shouldn’t be boundaries in what is traditionally a males job and what is typically a female job. That is where is all starts and would be a great example during the primary socialization phase in providing a gender equal mindset. By sharing the jobs as opposed to splitting it based on gender norms, it depletes the thought that a women should stay home to clean and cook and take care of the children while the man goes out and works. It gives an equal sense that the child will learn right away as they

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