The existence of a double standard for Women today is a main reason why women become extremely radical. Women that do not appreciate being stereotyped and discriminated against, protest in forms of rallying and with lawsuits against people or institutions of society. The areas of society that use or even enforce a double standard against women may consider women to be inferior to men. This idea of superiority is discrimination. Often the work place, sports, and within homes do we see this idea of a double standard for women. There has always been a double standard for women.
The early twentieth century was tough for most women. They were expected to stay at home, take care of the children and cook meals for their husbands. Women were viewed as simple objects that belonged to men. It was common for women or even young girls to dress like boys, they would be raised under strict eyes and forced to learn how to cook and clean, just like their mothers did. The work force consisted mostly of men, workers and higher executive style positions.
During the mid twentieth century a woman would earn about half of what men earned for the same exact job, and with the same qualifications. The reason behind this was that a woman, especially a married woman is likely to work less due to the risk of having a child. In the work place the pay for women and number of managerial jobs, doctors, and lawyers has increased, however, equal pay is still a goal. The “glass ceiling” effect is an idea that explains how women, and minorities see the he top positions but can never reach them. Some women entering a job were not just discriminated against through pay, but also with sexual harassment. Male employees would assume that a woman had got a job by sleeping with the boss, and also she is there to do womanly type jobs, such as, making coffee, or answering phones.
The view that most people have of women prevents women from having the equal rights they fought for to be made into law. There are many laws being broken every day. Most people unconsciously think why make an exception to this one. The competitive world can seem sexist and immoral to most, but the ones that are higher up on the ladder in any sense are the ones that shape how we achieve what we ...
This stereotype of women in the work force is diminishing as time passes, but still exists today. Sexual harassment is a serious crime and women are more likely to stand up for themselves in today’s society. The sports world has been a new area where women are recognized. In previous times women’s sports were almost non-existent. In schools many girl teams did not receive adequate funds for uniforms and equipment. Boys sports were much more popular, such as football or basketball.
If a girl wanted to play a guy sport she would be labeled as a”Tomboy”, and was probably cut from any tryouts. In recent times women’s sports are becoming more popular, except the fans are predominantly women. The WNBA is the women’s version of the NBA, but not nearly treated the same or as popular. Colleges and Universities have a variety of sports for girls and boys. Some girls might try to cross- into boy’s teams and it usually causes a controversy or a lawsuit against the University.
A boy would never try a girl’s sport. Women are very sensitive about their rights and what they are capable of doing in our society that is why they continue to gain power slowly but steadily.” Will there always be a sexual double standard in society? .” The answer is based on ones opinion. I believe that women are very important to our societies future. They are experiencing new ways of living and want to express themselves more as they age. Women’s organizations are very helpful to normal, everyday women, changes are being made and women are receiving great opportunities in our society, nevertheless, underneath all this change is the double standard. Bibliography 1.
Today when you talk about women and sports no one really makes a big deal about it, because it has grown to be a huge part of our society in this time of day. Women sports have grown rapidly in the past decade due to such success stories as the women's world cup soccer team and all the recent Olympic gold medal winners.The first and most important historical moment that impacted the growth on ...