Although most controversial gender roles have diminished over the years, still a person’s sex limits them to certain tasks and perceived characteristics. In today’s society we are often barred from doing what we want not because of our incompetence to do so, but because of the strangeness of the action done by a man or a woman and the senseless consequences they may cause. There is no scientific evidence to prove that the balance of hormones in a person’s body decides what they should behave like, enjoy doing or are skilled at. In fact recent research argues that women and men share a broad range of emotional and mental capabilities and that most apparent distinctions between them are created, the social product of a sexist society1. When a child is conceived they are at the time free, but once their sex is known, they are automatically confined to a collection of stereo typical expectations whether made by the parents or the society they are born into.
America the land of the free, or so they say. No other criminal justice system of a democratic country in the world, actively participates in Prejudice, discrimination, and institutional racism as much as that of the United States. Studies show that police are more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos than whites. In New York City, 80% of
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