Sexism And Gender Discrimination Is Still Prevalent Throughout The 21st Century

1272 Words Sep 28th, 2015 6 Pages
We live in the 21st century yet sexism or gender discrimination is still present everywhere, in every culture, in every country, in every workplace. Sexism is the belief that there are innate psychological, behavioural and intellectual differences between men and women. These differences create divisions that results to discrimination and inequalities. Also, these differences imply the superiority of one group, usually men and inferiority of the other, usually women. There is no country in the world in which women and men have equal right, there are countries where women are being owned by men in exchange for money. Although there have been a lot of progress that has been made in closing or narrowing the gender gap has in areas such education, health care, employment, gender inequality is still prevalent throughout the world. Structural functionalism and radical feminism helps reinforce the argument of sexism in different settings such workplace.
Have you ever noticed in movies, the big boss is male and the secretary who fetch him coffees and make all the phone calls is most likely female? Or male characters in movies has all the superpowers in the world while female characters are just there to help them defeat the bad guys or in worse case scenarios, females are the ones who needed saving.Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man has Pepper Potts, Thor has Jane Foster, and of course Superman has Lois Lane. Also, there is that neverending sexist joke that women belong in the kitchen to…

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