There is still room for improvement in our society.
by miiniie73 on September 5, 2014 - 10:56pm
In today's modern world we tend to think that everything's alright, that we've finally made it as a society and we can now enjoy life as we should have been doing since the beginning. African Americans obtained their fully deserved rights, women can vote and gay people can now get married and adopt children (in Canada and certain States that is). However, that is not really the case. We only see what we want to see, people of colour live carrying the weight of countless negative stereotypes because of the shade of their skin, homosexuals are judged daily for just being themselves and women keep being diminished and seen as a joke by all.
What differentiates the discrimination made towards women versus the other types is that most of us aren’t even aware it exists and just how much it has an impact on the western society as a whole. Since birth, little girls are taught that they must like pink, play with dolls, have beautiful hair and possess all the feminine qualities that are inherently attributed to women since forever, but that's already a big part of the problem. Why do we still view gender roles the same way as we did fifty years ago, knowing everything else has changed? Sadly, it will take time and much effort for women to ever truly be equal to men because of how badly they're portrayed by the media and how greatly social media controls our thoughts nowadays. Everywhere you look, from magazines to car adds, chances are you will see a beautiful young woman selling it because that's what girls are good for: being pretty. There are some strong minded girls out there who have all the ambition, determination and competitive skills needed to be a great leader or work in a position of power that few have the opportunity to be in, but they will struggle through so much, constantly being looked down on and spoken to in a condescending and patronizing manner that half of them will abandon their dreams and the rest will simply be criticized for basically breathing till the end of their career. Why? Because she is a woman, of course. We often use the phrase "it's 2014" to mean we are more advanced and know better but our minds are yet to think like it's really"2014".
Here's some more info and a short video.