Sexism And Discrimination Based On Gender Essay

782 Words Dec 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Sexism, is defined as a prejudice or discrimination based on gender. It has been part of the world culture since the beginning of human civilization. In every culture, different types of sexism exist whether it be against men or women. There are different forms of sexism that women had to endure for centuries. In the 21st century however, sexual harassment, one form of sexism has been more present than other forms of sexism. Sexual harassment is the domination of a group of men over a group of women. This “domination” of men includes men having authority over women which includes men having authoritative powers at work places. This is important to acknowledge because sexual harassment is related to “sex roles.” This is one of the reasons why sexual harassment has been tolerated for centuries. Women are assigned roles or labeled as what Superson put as a “nurturer or sympathizer figure.” Usually when people think of a specific job roles such as a secretary or receptionist the first thing they think of or what comes in their head is a woman. Society has specifically assigned such roles to women that it even leads to or opens the doors to the occurrence of many sexual harassment. Women are conveyed and assumed to be care takers and helpers, making women seem to be powerless. This use of language and way society assigns roles is discriminatory and stereotypical. This might be somehow accepted in the role ethics because role ethics is more about the connection of an…

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