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Sexism :

Se xism Lauren Jones

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Social Construct: a social mechanism, phenomenon, or category created and developed by society; a perception of an individual, group, or idea that is 'constructed' through cultural or social practice Stereotype: a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group Discrimination: T reatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit Prejudice: A n unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason

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Sexism: attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles Gender: The sex of an individual, male or female, based on reproductive anatomy Gender Roles: Attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness Sex: The condition or character of being female or male; the physiological, functional, and psychological differences that distinguish the female and the male

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construction OF GENDER Gender has formed over many year s thanks to a variety of places such as… MAGAZNIE ADS and TV COMMERCIALS Magazine ads AND TV commercials have made it to where women and men are “meant” to be a certain way. -The ads and TV commercials show… - Women with children(simply showing that women are meant to be the main caretakers of there kids and husbands, showing that they belong in the kitchen taking care of their family) - Men in advertising has to do with a guy selling something no doubt he will be hot. ( The reason behind this is because they producer is trying to get the buyers too see that if you’re a guy and you buy their product you can get beautiful w omen or look like the hot guys.)

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ARGUMENTS SUPPORTING WORKPLACE 51 years ago women earned 61% of what men earned, today it is only 77.4% Women earn 91.4 cents for every dollar men earn ACA helps make insurance more affordable for women Women working full time, year round earn less than men working full time year round 2010 full time workers made only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.. 23% gap. HEALTH In Texas if a women wants an abortion she has to watch the ultra sound Birth control is the responsibility of women Un is trying to advocate sex ED classes In brazil girls cant get aid because of their gender In China you can only get an abortion if the baby is a girl EDUCATION 24% of women represent stem workforce Women receive fewer scholarship awards 940% increase in women's athletic fields

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SOLUTIONS TO THE AGRUMENTS I feel that if we want to fix the problem of sexism we need to fix it from the source. People need to be informed that men and women are both equal, they can do anything as long as they set their minds to it. There are plenty of examples of men being housewives, and being the stay home parent and doing a great job. On the other hand many thousands of women are now the main provider for the family and they work just as hard as men. We should start by teaching from a young age that you can do anything as long as your work hard, young kids should not let there dreams of being a astronaut be put down because she is a girl. A little boy shouldn’t be worried if he loves to cook. The problem will never go away completely but it sure can get a whole lot better.

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STATEMENT O F IMPORTANCE Sexism is a very important topic because it is everywhere, and mostly women but some men are being discriminated because of there sex. It has gotten to the point where there are pages and pages of jokes about women being in the kitchen. It isn't only women though, men are apart of this too but mostly they are stereotyped with better things that women. In the olden days maybe it was that women cleaned and cooked and men worked in the force, but things have changed women compose 51% of the workforce in the USA today.

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Men and Women Stereotypes

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MEN WOMEN Meant to take care of the children Cook the meals Clean the house Not very intelligent Beautiful Men’s toys Make the money Do the yard work Fix things around the house Have a great job Smart Fancy

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