Modern Sexism And Outdated Constructs in SE LEVER
Let’s Get Back To Burning Bras: When the modern-day world continues to stagnate women’s rise to equality, action is the best response.
Sexism is to women what oxygen is to air. In other words, it’s a very real part of our survival. Whether men refer to the biblical definition of a “woman’s place” or women just got too comfortable with the constraints (aka vices) placed upon us because we were to have but one job–have children and be a dutiful wife–the gender inequalities are very, very stark. This week we look at the many explorations of how modern society continues to send messages of sexism and oppression through crutches like religion, politics and history of sexism and how we fight it.
In a fascinating paper by Gina Masequesmay, Professor of Asian American Studies at CSUN, she writes. “Although its origin is unclear, the term sexismemerged from the ‘second-wave’ feminism of the 1960s through the ’80s and was most likely modeled on the civil rights movement’s term racism(prejudice or discrimination based on race). Sexism can be a belief that one sex is superior to or more valuable than another sex. FOR MORE
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