Even in this modern day sexism still exists. If I worked in a company doing exactly the same job as a woman and she got paid less I would be upset. What kind of an employer would allow this? What are their insane reasons? I cannot understand how such a silly thing such as sexism still exists. If I owned a company I would employ people to work for me and to do the same and be paid the same regardless of their gender.
I can only imagine this sort of behaviour is operated by men who have no respect and are still basically primitive in their mindset. They love to hold power over women and make them feel less than themselves. Are they threatened by women? Do women make them feel uncomfortable? I see no reason why a woman shouldn’t be paid the same as a man for the same job.
These are the type of men who believe women in the office make the tea and call them darling and sweetheart etc what kind of ancient stereotypes are they operating on because it isn’t the same as modern day good men who respect women.
It is upsetting to hear or read that beautiful women who have done well in jobs and been promoted people say that it happened and they have achieved this because they are pretty. Is it not because they are smart and earned it? Women have brains as well as men and have dreams, goals and ambitons and wish to have the same oppurtunities as men.
On the other side of the debate with me being a man I dont quite understand a term often used by women of ‘a real man’. I am a man and I am real. So what does this mean? Is this using stereotypes? What does ‘man up’ and ‘its a mans job’ mean for a woman? Is this not also sexist against men? What is a ‘real man’? And what would a ‘real woman’ be?
There is lots of sexism against men. Custody battles for children favour women, divorce favours women, men are expected to do the more dangerous jobs than women, when men fight it is often seen as sport and if a man doesn’t like to fight he often is looked as less of a man. Men are forced more than women to supress certain emotions as it isn’t manly. A man is mainly forced to live a stereotypical male lifestyle. A woman recieves a lesser crime sentence for the same crime as a man. So sexism against men also exists. Men are raised to be ‘a man’ etc.
Advertising has become sexist on the televisions etc where it displays men driving or doing DIY. I can understand men are more likely to do DIY but alot of women enjoy it also. Most household adverts are aimed at women such as washing up and laundry etc which yes still women primarily do this but is it right or wrong to display the woman? Should there not also be a man at times in these kind of adverts? Media still tries to encourage job roles and positions in society of genders.
Also still in todays world men can sleep with as many girls as he wants and be seen as a hero but a girl does it and recieves abusive names. Thats far from equality in my eyes. Everyone is an adult who can do as they choose. As long as no one is at harm or risk. Just because they are a girl doesn’t mean they dont want to enjoy themselves the same as men. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander…
I think sexism although often done by men exists both ways and maybe is just part of human nature sadly. We must learn to respect each other and value each other for neither gender is better or worse. It needs to be equality and teamwork.
I think sexism at times is just ‘banter’ amongst people mainly. Whenever I have heard of it happen usually its a lighthearted joke but I would be really upset if I witnessed it properly. Once I witnessed a man from work touch the new girls bum on purpose. He had no right so I told him what I thought of him. She is not meat for him to touch she is a person. Women are not objects or possessions.
It cannot be nice to be treated less than someone else simply because of the gender you was born. It is not fair to lessen ones chances compared to another. I certainly wouldnt like it. Workplaces should be genderless and job roles for all who wish to achieve it. People are people afterall. No one should have less oppurtunities in life.
I admit at times maybe their should be roles in society in some places for men and women but teamwork must play a part and help each other as much as possible.
Example being really physical jobs I can understand why this is a mans job etc as it is more challenging and harder. Heavy lifting etc if I was working along side a girl in this job I wouldn’t want to see her do that as the gentleman in me would do it for her. Soldiers and builders and sewege workers are jobs men mainly do but the oppurtunity should still be there for all. No one should ever be surpressed in their life and dreams.
So in my opinion everyone should be allowed to follow their dreams, ambitions and be treated equally with equal oppurtunities. The future needs to be togetherness and respectfulness and equality…