Sexism In The Military

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When some people think about prejudice the automatically think about racism, but there are multiple kinds of prejudice. Along with racism, there is ageism, sexual prejudice, weight prejudice, and sexism. Sexism is important to everyone but specifically to women. Sexism is the subordination of someone on the basis of their sex (Crisp & Turner, 2010). Females are exposed to prejudice in the workplace, sports, relationships, and even in the military. We focus so much on women that we forget that men can endure prejudice as well, manly in the workplace. Sexism can either be Hostile or benevolent. Hostile sexism is the sexist attitudes thinking that women are inferior, irrational and weak (Crisp & Turner, 2010). Benevolent sexism is positive sexist …show more content…
When you hear of Wars and Battles, have you ever heard of women in battle, no women were the nurses. Women did things that kept them out of danger. In the 21st century you see a lot of women in the services, in all different branches, Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, but sexism is still very much alive. Thinking about the branches today, women are still told “Join the Air Force or Navy, those are easy for women, you will be ok in those branches.” In the article “Sexism as a Predictor of Attitudes towards Women in the military and In Combat” talks about how people still have a negative attitude towards women in the Service. There was a study conducted with Civilian students and Military affiliated students to see who holds more of negative attitudes towards women in combat. The military affiliated students had more negative attitudes towards women in combat. Thinking about women in the military today, women are still thought of as weak and cannot endure as much as men. It happens but it is still uncommon for a woman to move up in rank because with each rank comes more responsibilities. Men and older people tend to hold sexiest beliefs and more negative attitudes towards women in the military (Young & Nauto, …show more content…
When an employee feels they are being treated unfairly or constantly being sexually harassed (females) this might make them have lack of motivation because by the things others are saying or doing because of their gender. Females Self-Esteem could be low because of it; by always hearing derogatory comments said about someone can make you start to not feel good about yourself. Another potential impact is it could create tension, not only in the workplace but even at home with family. If a man is treating his wife or spouse thinking her job is just to cook, clean, and tend to the children, that can make the women start to dislike him and put a strain on the

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