Argumentative Essay

Topics: Gender, Gender role, Woman Pages: 4 (1260 words) Published: December 12, 2014
Sirisakul Ratanachomsakul
Argumentative Essay
Girls love dolls and boys love trucks is what we have been taught by our grandparents, parents, and teachers generation by generation and has become gender stereotypes. Women are expect to marry and have children. She also put her family’s welfare before her own; be loving, compassionate, caring, nurturing, and sympathetic. For that female is often seen as a symbol of a weaker gender comparing to male who are bigger, stronger, and financial provider of a family. Because of the stereotypes, female is frequently discriminated by classifying to be a minority in a male dominated society. I will argue that female is experiencing inequality in every stages of life; since she was inborn until their rights and power in politics and economics as an adult in both developing and developed countries.

Stereotypes build up expectation for each gender roles and relationship between men and women. The relationship between female and male has traditionally been unequal in society. Since ancient time, male have a role of protection, fighting in wars for the country and working outside of their home to provide for their family. They have been a bread-winner. While woman have the opposite roles to male which were expected to take care of household works, take care of children, doing household works. As Professor Richard T. Schaefer from DePaul University writes in his Sociology 12th edition book : “While males were portrayed as a variety of characters, female tended to be shown mostly in traditional roles, such as mother, grandmother, or volunteer” (Schaefer 274) In other word, female characters were portrayed as helpless, passive, in need of a strong male caretakers. In which I think gender role segregation is discrimination.

In each stages of life discrimination against gender role has always been happened. The journal “Exposing Gendercide in India and China (Davis Brown, and Danier’s It’s a Girl—the Three Deadliest Word in the...

Cited: DeLugan, Robin Maria. “Exposing Gendercide in India and China (Davis Brown, and Danier’s It’s a Girl—the Three Deadliest Word in the world).” Current Anthropology Vol.54 No.5 (2013): 649-650. JSTOR. Web. 14 Nov. 2014
Schaefer, Richard T. Sociology. 12th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.
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