Gender Roles And Differences Essay

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Based on past history, women have never been considered equal to men. With the way society has treated them and thought of them is quite unfair, but people are made differently so they will always be looked at as different. The difference between peoples sex and peoples gender is that someones sex is what type of sexual organs they have and the way they look and act and gender is considered the person’s role as a male or female in society. This is in other words, putting out into the world the way that a female is supposed to be looked at and treated while a male is supposed to act and look another way (“Gender Roles and Differences - Boundless Open Textbook"). Examples that men and women are different is by the roles that they are supposed …show more content…
On a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2011 though, sixty-six percent of women from the ages of eighteen to thirty-four said that having a high paying career or profession is one of the most important things to them. It also showed that the woman 's work force demand has gone up almost half since the 1970’s. The women’s education demand has gone up as well by having forty-four percent of women ages 18 to twenty-four enrolled in college compared to the thirty-eight percent of men. After college though the genders aren’t making the same amount. According to this study, women that were working full time or were salary workers were making almost 200 dollars less than their male counterparts. When the data for the male and female average salaries started being collected in 1979, it was at a sixty-two percent difference. Then over the next two and a half decades the difference kept decreasing and has been around eighty percent since 2004. This poll showed that the younger you are the smaller the difference between the gender salary average percent is as well, and as you grow older the salary average percent goes down (“A Gender Reversal On Career …show more content…
Not being in a traditional “male/female” relationship is another type of discrimination that happens within society. It is different than all the other types of discrimination like gender and race, because it is not covered by federal civil rights laws. They are currently in the process of trying to pass a federal law which will state that the gays and lesbians won’t be allowed to discriminate in workplaces, housing and any other type of public place setting. It is very common for these types of people to be involved in various acts of violence. This makes the hate crimes that are put against them being the third highest category of hate crime reported to the FBI. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reported between the years of 1997 and 2000 that the number of suspected anti-gay murders increased. During that same time period, as many as forty-four percent of cities reported that employees were being discriminated against because of their sexual preference. The discrimination continued with thirty-two percent of gays and lesbians trying to rent a house, but being denied for the same reason. The discrimination continued to go as far as public restaurants with the services and obtaining insurance. Since 2000, the law has been passed in over 12 different states and continues to be passed all around the United States. In conclusion, men and women may be assigned

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