Injudice And Socialization Of Gender Inequality In Australia

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Register to read the introduction… This involves jobs around the home that are conducted without a monetary reward. The traditional expectation that a male comes home from their hardworking job to find their dinner on the table unfortunately still exists. This does not mean that males don’t participate in unpaid work, as gendered unpaid roles include mowing the lawns, washing the cars etc however the percentage is still heavily tipped towards the females. Within a family, the gender lines still ring true. This socialisation process begins at a very early age. From the moment a child is born they are associated with a colour; blue or pink. As they grow older, female toys are associated with gender roles; shopping, cooking, playing with dolls. Male toys include trucks, cars and tools. In fact, Mattel, Barbie creators, now a billion dollar company “sells about 10 million Barbies and 20 million accompanying outfits annually” (Furze 2008) . It is generally the woman taking maternity leave to look after their newly born children. If a mother does return to work immediately she is faced with public scorn, as she is not home to look after her child. There has also been a strong stigma with mothers placing children in day care while they return to work. Day cares “can command fees of up to $125 a day” (Martel 2011) . As day care prices rise, it is nearly impossible and pointless for mothers to return to work. Domestic violence against women is another strong issue that occurs within the family domain. Feminist’s theory believe that it is a sociological problem; males are sociologically trained to believe that they are superior and females inferior. “The more unequal women are compared to men in a society, the more likely men are to be violent toward women.” (Yodanis …show more content…
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