The Changing Roles of Men and Women in Society

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From the past to the present, the roles of men and women have changed through generations, cultures, and tradition. In the past, the roles of men and women were determined by physical attributes, because men were stronger than women. Men had a lot of responsibility, such as working and providing for their family. Therefore, men had power and got more opportunities than women. However, women have become equal with men in society recently, for example, in education, work, politics, and the household. First of all, education is a basic foundation of our life because it teaches humans about organized thinking and how to make sharp decisions. Consequently, education can provide a chance to make our life better. In the last century, only men could learn and went to school while women did not have an education, because society believed men had an ability and skill to learn more than women. Also, people in society chose to provide opportunities in education to men first. These days, society gives the same educational opportunity to women as men, and women have the potential to study in the same way as men. Also, nowadays more women are educated than men. For example, the proportion of men and women in primary school is similar, but their changes when entering university. Similarly, the position of men and women in the workplace has changed. In previous times, women did not have a role in the workplace and could not get to the top of the company. There were many reasons why there was less fairness in the workplace. First, society believed that women had limited knowledge and ability, or emotional rather than logical skills. Another factor was the “Old boys’ club”, was the all-male group that men form and the connections they make with each other to help themselves gain power and success. Currently, there is more equality in the workplace, and women can be in highly successful the positions, such as CEO of the company. For example, Marissa Mayer is an American business...
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