SEXISM By Cristine Farabaugh
Sexism <ul><li>Sexism  is a term that denotes the discriminatory and prejudicial treatment of women based on their gender ...
<ul><li>Do you think that this is a sexist statement? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Anyone can earn a college degree if he really wo...
<ul><li>The idea that men are superior to women is a form of sexism. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1875 women were officially defin...
Sexism Can take many forms Violence and sexism The feminization of poverty Women in society
Violence and Sexism  <ul><li>Sexism can show itself in crime and family violence. </li></ul><ul><li>According to Karger (C...
<ul><li>In 1994, President Bill Clinton passed the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) </li></ul><ul><li>This Act improved p...
Feminization of Poverty <ul><li>Sexism is also demonstrated in the economy.  Poverty is becoming a pronounced female occur...
Women and Society <ul><li>Former Senator Hillary Clinton recently cracked if not shattered an important glass ceiling for ...
<ul><li>Obviously, she was not elected but here is a look back at some comments regarding Hillary Clinton’s political cand...
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  1. 1. SEXISM By Cristine Farabaugh
  2. 2. Sexism <ul><li>Sexism is a term that denotes the discriminatory and prejudicial treatment of women based on their gender (Karger, chapter 4, pg.78). </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Do you think that this is a sexist statement? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Anyone can earn a college degree if he really works hard at it.” </li></ul><ul><li>If so how would you change it? </li></ul><ul><li>What about these professions? </li></ul><ul><li>Fireman, policeman, businessman, or repairman. </li></ul><ul><li>How would you change these so that young girls would not feel excluded from these professions? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The idea that men are superior to women is a form of sexism. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1875 women were officially defined as persons but were not able to vote until 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>Even then, women were not encouraged to do too much thinking as this example demonstrates. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i29gtLz6ts&playnext_from=TL&videos=Pw_VQ-ROPoE </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sexism Can take many forms Violence and sexism The feminization of poverty Women in society
  6. 6. Violence and Sexism <ul><li>Sexism can show itself in crime and family violence. </li></ul><ul><li>According to Karger (Chapter 4, page 78), 25 % of women said they were raped or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date at some time in their lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 1.5 million women are raped or physically assaulted each year by an intimate partner. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>In 1994, President Bill Clinton passed the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) </li></ul><ul><li>This Act improved police response to domestic violence and mandates a nationwide enforcement of protection orders. </li></ul><ul><li>This was the first time the Federal Government had spoken to the issues of violence against women. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Feminization of Poverty <ul><li>Sexism is also demonstrated in the economy. Poverty is becoming a pronounced female occurrence. </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for the high rates of females with children living in poverty are highly due to either divorce or abandonment. </li></ul><ul><li>Women have historically earned less than men. </li></ul><ul><li>Today women earn .77 to every $1 a man earns sometimes while doing the same job. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Women and Society <ul><li>Former Senator Hillary Clinton recently cracked if not shattered an important glass ceiling for women (Karger, page 78). </li></ul><ul><li>It was the first time in 23 years (since congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro) that a women was considered to be a possible candidate for the U.S. presidency </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Obviously, she was not elected but here is a look back at some comments regarding Hillary Clinton’s political candidacy, please keep in mind that these sexist views occurred only 2 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7rPr8W1_YA </li></ul>
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