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Changingtrends in gender inequality

Genderinequalityin thesocietyhas beena majorconcernin thelasttwo centuries.Genderinequalityextendsto all theinstitutionsin thesociety.Thesocietal-forged rolesdefinethewallboysandgirlsbehave.Theserolesaffecttheir futureliveswherebytheinequalityobservedin theearlyyearsgetsa transitionto thelateryearsboth in thecareerworldandmarriagelife.Thetwo articlesprovidetwo situationsin which apositivetransitionis evident.

Inthefirstpieceof work,theauthorsdetailthedifferencesthat boysandgirlshavethesupportof theeducationsystem.Boysgetmoreattentionthan girlsin schooldoin their studies.Boysare encouragedto be autonomousthoughthishappensindirectly.Due to theperceptionthat girlsare weak,teachersperformtasksforthem whiletheygiveinstructionsto boysdonhowto performsimilartasks.Theauthorslargelyblamethecurriculum andthesystemforcultivatingthesedifferences.However,thesedifferencesare an extensionof thethoughtsharedby thesocietyt large(Ballantine andSpade 33).

Inthesecondarticle,theauthorcontradictsthefirstone in thatthedisadvantagesobservedin thefirstarticleseemto favorgirls,in theend.Thenumberof girlsenrolledin theinstitutionsof higherlearningis morethan thatof boys.Thegenderrolesenforcedin thetenderagesseemto retaliatenegatively against boys.Due to theperceptionsthat theyare strongandadventurous,boyspursuedangerousbehaviorsthat donot auger wellwith education.Their completionratesare, therefore,lowerthan thatof girls(McDaniel 388).

Inconclusion,wecan contemplateon thefollowingquestionsa)Can a changein theeducationsystemandthecurriculum redefine therolesof boysandgirls?b)Should thesocietycontinueto upholdthestatusof womenseeingthatitprovesadvantageousto them in thelong-run?

References

Ballantine,Jeanne and Spade, Joan. Schoolsand Society: A sociological approach. Belmont:Wadsworth, 2001. Print

McDaniel,Anne. “Women advantage in higher education: Towards understanding aglobal phenomenon.” Sociologycompass6.7 (2012): 381-595.Print.