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Gender disparity

  1. 1. Gender Disparity - Prerna Anilkumar
  2. 2. What is gender disparity?
  3. 3. • It the inequality that exists between the way the two genders are looked at or treated in a society.• It is basically an imbalance wherein the men dominate and the women are expected to submit.• It is so entrenched in our minds that all of us (both men and women) barely realize it.
  4. 4. “Its hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head” -by Sally Kempton
  5. 5. “The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes” -by Bella Abzug.
  6. 6. “Men define intelligence, men defineusefulness, men tell us what is beautiful, meneven tell us what is womanly” -by Sally Kempton
  7. 7. “Feminism directly confronts the idea that oneperson or set of people has the right toimpose definitions of reality on others” -by Liz Stanley and Sue Wise
  8. 8. Because I am a woman, I must make unusualefforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say,"She doesnt have what it takes." They willsay, "Women dont have what it takes.” ~Clare Boothe Luce
  9. 9. “I wish someone would have told me that, justbecause Im a girl, I dont have to getmarried.” ~Marlo Thomas
  10. 10. “How good does a female athlete have to bebefore we just call her an athlete? ” - author anonymous
  11. 11. “I think, therefore Im single. “ ~Lizz Winstead
  12. 12. Gender stereotypes
  13. 13. Women Mendependent freeemotional rationalLoving and caring AggressiveUninterested in sports Love sportsCan’t play video games Love cars and videogamesGood cooks Can’t cookNeat and tidy Sloppy/ messybitchy Don’t careCant’ drive Can’t sewCan’t fix things Good at technical stuffTake care Take chargeLove singing and dancing Hate readingTry to work out problems Take immediate action
  14. 14. women menpink blueBecome cheerleaders Become jocksTake 2 hour showers Take 2 second showersLove mirrors Like hatsDiscrete about intimacy Brag about intimacyNever take chances Take too many chancesnurses doctorsdramatic Chilled outshopaholics Hate shoppingslut playerNot funny Have a great sense of humorLove children Not so fond of themCause tension and stress , Root of all problems save the world
  15. 15. The Male Privilege Checklist
  16. 16. My odds of being hired for a job, whencompeting against female applicants, areprobably skewed in my favor. The moreprestigious the job, the larger the odds areskewed.
  17. 17. I can be confident that my co-workers won’tthink I got my job because of my sex – eventhough that might be true.
  18. 18. If I am never promoted, it’s not because of mysex.
  19. 19. If I fail in my job or career, I can feel sure thiswon’t be seen as a black mark against myentire sex’s capabilities.
  20. 20. I am far less likely to face sexual harassment at work than my female co-workers are.
  21. 21. If I do the same task as a woman, and if themeasurement is at all subjective, chances arepeople will think I did a better job.
  22. 22. If I’m a teen or adult, and if I can stay out ofprison, my odds of being raped are relativelylow.
  23. 23. On average, I am taught to fear walking aloneafter dark in average public spaces much lessthan my female counterparts are.
  24. 24. If I choose not to have children, mymasculinity will not be called into question.
  25. 25. If I have children and provide primary care forthem, I’ll be praised for extraordinaryparenting if I’m even marginally competent.
  26. 26. If I have children and a career, no one will think I’m selfish for not staying at home.
  27. 27. When I ask to see “the person in charge,”odds are I will face a person of my own sex.The higher-up in the organization the personis, the surer I can be.
  28. 28. As a child, chances are I was encouraged to bemore active and outgoing than my sisters.
  29. 29. As a child, I could choose from an almostinfinite variety of children’s media featuringpositive, active, non-stereotyped heroes of myown sex. I never had to look for it; maleprotagonists were (and are) the default.
  30. 30. I’m careless with my financial affairs it won’tbe attributed to my sex.
  31. 31. If I’m careless with my driving it won’t beattributed to my sex.
  32. 32. Even if I sleep with a lot of women, there is nochance that I will be seriously labeled a “slut,”nor is there any male counterpart to “slut-bashing.”
  33. 33. Even if I sleep with a lot of women, there is nochance that I will be seriously labeled a “slut,”nor is there any male counterpart to “slut-bashing.”
  34. 34. My clothing is typically less expensive andbetter-constructed than women’s clothing forthe same social status. While I have feweroptions, my clothes will probably fit betterthan a woman’s without tailoring.
  35. 35. If I’m not conventionally attractive, thedisadvantages are relatively small and easy toignore.
  36. 36. I can be loud with no fear of being called ashrew. I can be aggressive with no fear ofbeing called a bitch.
  37. 37. I can ask for legal protection from violence that happens mostly to men without being seen as a selfish special interest, since that kind of violence is called “crime” and is a general social concern. (Violence that happens mostly to women is usually called “domestic violence” or “acquaintance rape,” and is seen as a special interest issue.)
  38. 38. I can be confident that the ordinary languageof day-to-day existence will always include mysex. “All men are created equal,”mailman, chairman, freshman, he.
  39. 39. I will never be expected to change my nameupon marriage or questioned if I don’t changemy name.
  40. 40. The decision to hire me will not be based onassumptions about whether or not I mightchoose to have a family sometime soon.
  41. 41. Every major religion in the world is ledprimarily by people of my own sex. EvenGod, in most major religions, is pictured asmale.
  42. 42. If I have a wife or live-in girlfriend, chances arewe’ll divide up household chores so that shedoes most of the labor, and in particular themost repetitive and unrewarding tasks.
  43. 43. If I have children with my wife or girlfriend, and it turns out that one of us needs to make career sacrifices to raise the kids, chances are we’ll both assume the career sacrificed should be hers.
  44. 44. In general, I am under much less pressure to be thin than my female counterparts are. If I am fat, I probably suffer fewer social and economic consequences for being fat than fat women do.
  45. 45. Complete strangers generally do not walk upto me on the street and tell me to “smile.”
  46. 46. Sexual harassment on the street virtuallynever happens to me. I do not need to plot mymovements through public space in order toavoid being sexually harassed, or to mitigatesexual harassment.
  47. 47. And lastly, I have the privilege of beingunaware of my male privilege.

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