Gender Roles And Sexism In Society

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As children growing up in today’s world, our parents, siblings, friends and teachers teach us things that we aren’t even aware of. So many moms and dads teach their toddlers to play with certain toys that distinguish them as boys or girls. No Dad today wants to see their little boy playing with a Barbie. These lessons only become more frequent as we grow into the people we are. I have chosen to write my paper on gender roles and sexism in the societies we live in today. I am interested in this subject because for me, I feel that it is so crazy that we are molded into what everyone else wants us to be from the time we are born, yet it all changes as we become who we want to be. Our book states, “Gender role refers to the attitudes, behavior, …show more content…
The music industry alone portrays an idea to the world that sexism is okay. I have always been a huge fan of Nicki Minaj. She is a powerful female artist in the rap and hip-hop industry who basically stands alone. She raps about everything from ruling the rap supporters because she is a woman doing something that not many people can do, including men, to the fact that she has a “big booty”. Nicki gets so much static though, because of the fact that she is a woman. Many other artists rap things and negative comments about her because she has stepped into something they believe to be a man’s job or profession. In my eyes, this is a perfect example of sexism. Even though Nicki is a phenomenal artist, she is a woman so she still gets perceived sometimes as a negative aspect in the music industry …show more content…
Those three reason are problems with representation, judgement, and exploitation. In more detail, the problem with representation is that only 15% of label holders are women and even more in depth, only 13% of writers are female and producers are less than 4% women. The second problem being judgement is that women are judged more than men are or ever will be. Nicki Minaj was quoted saying, “If you speak up for yourself, you’re a bitch. If you party too much, you’re a whore. Men don’t get called these things.” The third problem is exploitation. Music executives tend to encourage the women in the industry to show more skin and change their styles to satisfy certain men watchers and listeners (Feminist). This is a great example of sexism as

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