Empowering females sounds as though we are dismissing or ignoring males, but the truth is, both genders desperately need to be equally empowered. Therefore, while the intent of this article is to address female concerns and issues, the heart of the article should be applied to all of the human race.
STEREOTYPES AND MISPERCEPTIONS
For far too long, the female gender has been plagued with stereotypes, typecasting, as well as, subtle and blatant discrimination. There has been a long history of discrimination reigning down from religious orders, politics halls, and employment opportunities. While blatant discrimination has become against the law in many countries; it is the subtle form of discrimination that we often overlook. The discrimination in the female gender begins at a very young age. “You shouldn’t buy Jill a Hot Wheel, rather buy her a Barbie Doll or a Littlest Pet Shop.” “Now Amy, let your brother carry in the groceries, for he’s a boy.” “Amanda, let’s go shopping while the boys work on the vehicles.” “Tommy, you should let your sister wash the dishes, while you mow the lawn.” Now of course, not all of the above statements apply to all children, however, there remains a general outlook on specific roles that boys and girls should partake.�
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