Jada Braithwaite
Professor-Sharon Preiss
ENG101

As time progresses, gender roles and gender stereotypes have been biased because of the way individuals view humans. This tends to occur because as human s we objectify people due to our environment , the things our parent teach us and the way we are raised , television and social media. Women are typically discriminated against in the basis of sex. Social media objectify women by showing their sexual side exploiting them, in order to improve their product and sell it to make money. In relationships men are portrayed as the bread winners and the dominant ones , while women are viewed as the house wives and care takers.
Women and men in the past were slightly similar but different in some ways. In the 1900s, people were more sexist, women were treated unequally and men being the dominant gender. Back then women rarely could get a job , the only choices of jobs they had were domestic servers, secretaries, nurses, teachers, salesclerk and factory workers. They had to work inside the houses, sewing, spinning, cleaning, and gardening. Women got lower paychecks than men and only gained up to sixty percent of what men did. In many areas women were not allowe d to inherit property or money. " For as long as society existed, men have been the hunter-gathers and women have been the domestic makers" (Sargent 5) Which However women stepped up and began to reclaim their rights as citizens, the right to vote was granted and access to education. Women showed themselves to be competent workers and, civic leaders. Many women did their best in trying to maintain a degree in autonomy, some women often ran their own small businesses from home by trading homemade cloth or food for cash or o ther goods. However women have seem to dominate in medical fields more than men, " while women have been broken into fields once dominated by men, such as business, medicine and law, men have been slower to pursue nursing, teach preschool, or take jobs as administrative assistants. Census data and surveys show that men remain rare in stereotypically feminine positions" (Reyes 7)
As for men, in the past, they were considered stronger, intelligent, courageous and determined. Men were taught to be more aggressive. In marriages men were expected to rule over their wives and all property. Most men worked in factories and did hard labor. "… Men got most of the factory jobs because you know... you know, 19 th century. It was then that the "cult of true womanhood" appeared, and the idea of motherhood as full-time profession became popular and accepted." (Sargent 6) This statement reinforces the ideas about how women are objectified in only being housewife's, meanwhile men are viewed as the hard workers and providers for families.
As I notice in most rela tionships women seem to be more delicate and fragile in rela tionships. While men seem to do the labor work such as fixing things in the home while the women do the chores, take care of the kids and have a typical nine to five. While men have nine t o fives , come home and do work around the house such as fixing leaks in the pipes, painting and other things.
Compared to my family relationships the females and male work to together as one, the women are capable of doing anything that the men are cable of such as doing house work taking care if and taking care of the children. In my family women and men are not stereotyped we are all expected to work together as one.
In conclusion in the past and the future men and women and objectified and stereotyped based on their sex, even in relationships women are portrayed to be housewife's and do those duties, however men are portrayed as the bread winners and hard workers.