I am sorry to say that the article you are about to read is extremely unpleasant. It tells you about some awful sexist attitudes adapted by our society. It’s my sad duty to write down these unpleasant facts, but there is nothing stopping you from closing this and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.
Sexists disgust me. It’s not only us women who are outraged by this practice. Anyone with common sense must be concerned about Everyday Sexism. This article does not exhibit bias or prejudice.
Both sexes are being held back from pursuing occupations that might not be seen as suitable for their gender. People are prone to stereotyping men and women based on their gender. Strong opinions on which jobs are for men and which are for women still exist and beliefs that men are better in stereotypically masculine roles such as pilot and electrician, whilst women make better nurses and babysitters. A vast majority of people are skeptical of men choosing to work as beauticians, and of women choosing to work as electricians. Would you trust a male babysitter or a female pilot?
Reality check; It all downs to whether one is actually capable of handling the duties and responsibilities that comes along with the profession.
Sexism has consumed the world of advertising. It’s a mass media phenomenon that infiltrates our daily lives while we continue to be ignorant. They scream out a lot of sexist epithets underneath the big word; BUY. Images of pretty women often appear in ads without even connecting to the product. I cannot comprehend what’s possibly erotic in the image of a woman lying next to a gallon of paint. In order to succeed in fashion, men generally must acquire various feminine traits, which only points out the underlying sexism. Moreover it’s common that in an advertisement which portrays culinary usually features a woman which is something I cannot fathom. I trust that men who cook are utterly sexy.
Reality check; If your product was any good, you wouldn’t need sexism to sell it!
Since a very young age the seed of sexism is being planted in the mind of children. Growing up boys are told not to be a sissy and taught to grow up to be the man of the house. That is a boy’s first introduction to patriarchy and misogyny. Moreover, growing up girls are usually engaged in Disney-centric behavior and this teaches them that the most important trait in a woman is her beauty and they require a man to save them from the life of misery. Hell, I would love to sue Disney for making every girl believe that they have a prince charming! So basically, lessons from Disney are that women just need to concentrate on being beautiful, while men need looks, charm and lots of money.
Reality check; Elsa from the movie ‘Frozen’ convinces Disney Princesses that they don’t need a man to save them. “I am who I am. I don’t need a man.” With this, she ends the movie without a love interest or potential suitor and rules the kingdom on her own.
So girls, the next time a guy asks you to make him a sandwich, tell him that he is perfectly capable of putting meat and vegetables in between two slices of bread. If he still insists,
well, gotta learn it the hard way.
SEXISM – SEE IT. SAY IT. STOP IT.