This article is not intended as a steadfast plea in favor of women, nor is it supposed to make any man who reads it feel offended. If that were the case, we’d be entering the world of prejudice.
Just like there is prejudice against women. Of course, there’s also plenty of prejudice against men. Therefore, we’re not interested in making these words ignite some sort of debate between the genders in which someone might feel unprotected or, on the other hand, excessively protected from the other side.
In fact, we could probably dedicate another article to gender prejudice that exists towards men and which fortunately many people are trying to break with their attitudes and behavior. That’s why what we want to do is simply make an open reflection, that is not complemented in any other way than with our own opinions on the subject.
Gender prejudice against women
There might be some forms of prejudice that are more blatant than others. That is something we will also leave up to you. Up next, here are some of the most common gender prejudices.
1. Women suffer after the age of 40 when they no longer feel desired
Is this really true? It may be true in many cases. It’s true that women have been educated for hundreds of years to always look young and beautiful. But, why cant we just put a stop to this? A mature woman has a thousand different things to contribute. She is filled with life experience. We, as women, have to shout to the world with our attitude.
2. Women have to put in more effort to feel equal to their male counterparts at work
A big part of the country depends on this, and fortunately in many places this statement is already obsolete. There are countries in which a person’s skills are valued and appreciated regardless of whether they are a man or a woman. There is still much further to go, but much has already changed.
3. The women always puts more work and time into the household
Maybe the younger generation is adopting a new attitude towards this issue. Formerly, it used to be like this. Housework, being a housewife, was truly the only job a woman could aspire to have: looking after their home and family. With the integration of women into the work force, things seem to have been changing little by little.
Although there is still a long way to go, it’s becoming more and more common to hear and see some men take over the household work. Men are now more aware of the fact that when both spouses have jobs, the housework needs to be shared equally.
4. If a woman embraces her sexuality freely, they are not seen the same way as when men do it
This is something that is still very common in our day and age. Though it can also depend on the country. Nordic women, for example, have been enjoying their sexuality freely for decades now. While other countries like Spain for example, still deal with this issue. And what role do the youngest women have in this issue?
I’m a woman… enough with the gender prejudice!
So, are there gender differences? Do they still exist? Maybe so, although we shouldn’t generalize or exaggerate. With our attitude in the work place, how we educate our kids, the comments we make… we can change our environment, the small little slice of world that surrounds us.
And you, what do you think? What’s behind all the gender bias? Does it still exist or not? What factors does it depend on? Are there still differences between men and women?