Women many beliefs or ideas of why women
Women have been discriminated against since the beginning of time, as
early as thefirst people, Adam and Eve.Eve was called the evil one,
who ate fruit from the tree of knowledge.Once she had the knowledge
to know right from wrong, she chose to do wrong and give the fruit to
Adam.Examples like these can be shown all over history books, in
stories, tales and legends across the entire world.Women have been
subordinate to men in virtually all societies throughout history.
The ideology that one sex is superior to the other is called sexism.
The presumption of male sexism led to patterns of prejudice and
discrimination against women.These prejudices and discriminations have led
to many beliefs or ideas of why women are inferior to men.They range
from brain size to sexual differences, including personalities based on
genitalia.Cross-cultural studies demonstrate how the socialization
process and societal expectations of men and women produce variances in
As the realization of women as an exploited group increases, the
similarity of their position to that of racial and ethnic groups becomes more
apparent.Women are born into their sexual identity and are easily
distinguished by physical and cultural characteristics.In addition,
women now identify that they are all sufferers of an ideology (sexism) that
tries to justify their inferior treatment.
In all societies around the world, women are treated as if they are a
minority group, just like any racial or ethnic group that is out of the
norm.The justification for considering women as a minority group and
the existence of sexism becomes clear through the examination of social
indicators, including education, employment, and income.
Education was sex segregated for hundreds of years.Men and women
went to different schools or were physically and academically separated