In our not so distant past, women were treated as 2nd class citizens, not being allowed to vote or own land. We have come a long way since the 1800’s but their is still a difference between male and female wage earnings/salary. Although the gap has closed drastically in the past few decades there is still a difference that can be seen. Women in the past were not only denied voting and land owning writes but were also denied availability to higher education. This has changed however in the past few decades as many women have been going to colleges and starting their own careers, and wanting to have their own lives outside the house. The women’s role of being a housewife has changed so much that I know a few stories of males staying home to watch the newborn babies and kids so that their wives can go to work. I wouldn’t say that’s a normal thing but that type of role reversal would have never happened in the past. Women have been accomplishing many things over the years, including Hillary Clinton running for presidency, Sarah Pail for Vice President. Two women almost made the final table of the 2012 World Series of Poker. This was a big thing as poker, much like other things has considered to be a male dominated “sport”. Some sexist poker players even go as far as saying they shouldn’t be allowed to play. There has also been an explosion of professional athletic teams for females both in collegiate programs and public schooling systems.
After watching MIA’s videos in class “Bad Girls” and “XXXO” it reminded me of a funny video that I had to share which shows the gender roles of men and women in terms of courting/socialization. I found this extremely funny as I hope so do you.