SUBCULTURE parents expected me to behave differently
SUBCULTURE FACTS OF MEN AND WOMEN SUBCULTURE FACTS OF MEN AND WOMEN Abstract Subculture Facts of Men and Women Society expects different behaviors from women and men. As a female I have experienced this up close and personal. Growing up, my parents expected me to behave differently than my brothers. I was always expected to do more around the house, while, it was okay for my brothers to slack, so to speak.
My brothers were expected to do the outside work; things like mowing the lawn and cleaning the gutters were left to them while I had to do the dishes and make all the beds.In society, specifically the American society, appropriate guidelines are different for men and women. Colors For example, (Hue Consulting) uses colors to see the difference between the two. Pink is associated with girls and blue for boys. Parents unconsciously reinforce gender roles. Another example from my text book states that the toys and games parents select for children are often unconsciously intended to socialize them into the appropriate gender roles.
Girls receive dolls in an attempt to socialize them into future roles as mothers.When boys receive dolls, more than likely they are action figures that are meant to bring out aggressive tendencies. Gender inequality is very common. Feminism Until 1832, women were not even allowed to attend college with men. It says, when women were admitted to colleges attended my men they had to wash the male students’ clothing, clean their rooms, and serve their meals.
It also states that women were advised not to study at all during menstruation. As a female in society today, I think this is ridiculous!Femininity is often perceived in terms of weakness and lack of accomplishment. I strongly disagree! I support feminism, which is the philosophy that men and women should be politically, economically, and socially equal, 100%. Upon conception, the moment the sperm fertilizes the egg, our sex is determined. We behave the way we do because of social factors, not biology. Therefore, I believe societies expectations of us have a big influence on how we behave.
(About. com) I believe that gender and race have a big influence in the work force.The glass ceiling refers to the mostly invisible barrier that keeps women from advancing to the top levels at work. I believe that women are very capable of doing anything we sat our minds to.
As a woman, I haven’t really experienced this ‘glass ceiling’ personally. Then again, I am a student still and haven’t yet begun to excel in the corporate world Violence Violence against women is still a serious issue in society today. Females are more likely to be a victim of males, not the other way around.
Rape is one of the many things that women suffer from. There is a high percentage in the United States.The real percentage of rape is about 40 percent higher than what is reported to the police.
Any woman can be a victim of sexual assault, including babies and elderly women, they typical victim is 16 to 19 years old, and most victims know their attackers, even though they seem to appear out of nowhere. Murder is also an issue, although not as much as rape. Over the whole world, men are more likely to be killers than women. When women are murdered, about 9 times out of 10 the killer is a man. Some of the violence that happens in the home is spouse battering, marital rape, and incest.Conflict theory argues that men are losing power, and that some men turn violently against women as a way to reassert their declining power and status. I, myself, wonder if as women grow in society violence will also grow.
(Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence against Women. U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. November 1998. ) Communication Women and men communicate in different ways. As a subculture to our culture, the environment in which we are raised in also plays a part in communication but gender does as well.
If one were to get a group of women and a group of men together and ask them to converse. The women would probably win the contest as it is in most of our nature to bond. The men on the other hand would find another way to use their time. There is also the importance factor. What is important to a woman (the color of her purse with an outfit) or to a man (how quick can he bout the door in the mornings) are a matter of communication.
In some studies it says that men tune themselves out of conversations because they do not feel the importance of the conversation. There is also support and solution.Women often talk to get support whereas men talk to get a solution. Gender, prejudice, and discrimination have all directly influenced my life. As I said earlier, I was always expected to behave different and participate in different activities than boys because I am female.
Last year at the county fair I pulled in the tractor pulls. I had a lot of fans because I was the only female participating, Due to gender socialization I was not expected to do this. It was a really good time and I plan on doing it again, even if I am the only girl. References Why-is-Blue-For-Boys-and-Pink-For-Girls Hueconsulting. logspot.
com (2007) History of Feminism, tom Head (2010) Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women. U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.
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