Gillman’s gender idea of inequality is still somewhat present in today’s society. Society treats women as if their role is to be a mother, a wife, and to be taking care of the house and everything involved in it, while the men go out to work and bring food to the table. In the work place women get paid less than men for the same job, but why is that? You would think that a person’s education, experience and knowledge of the subject will have a greater impact in the job instead of gender. As we discussed in class women today have taken the role of a man in order to make it in the work place. Some have decided that in order to make it far in in their career, they have to decline being a mother and a wife, which is not true, but that is how society sees it. My mother has a degree in computer engineer, and when she went to get her first job in the field after graduation in our Country Dominican Republic, they denied her and their explanation was that even if she was qualified they weren’t going to hire her because as a women she was going to require a lot of permission due to her cycle, and her child getting sick. When she told me that all i thought was that they couldn’t have been more ignorant to give such an idiotic excuse. Even though things have changed a little in today’s society since more women are doing a man’s job and more men are staying home, there is still that gender inequality when it comes to getting out there and finding jobs.
I found this quote to be interesting and true. “We’ve begun to raise our daughters more like sons..but few have the courage to raise ours sons more like our daughters” Gloria Steinem.