If you try to look at the role of women in the society today, you would notice how the days of women used to sitting at home, managing the household and looking after the children are now gone. Though not totally, it’s tremendously evident nowadays how modern women strived to stand parallel to men and become independent. The arrival of industrialization and technological development has changed the lifestyles of human beings.
The Early Days
Back in the old days, women were mostly known to stay at home being disengaged from the outside world. They play the domestic role such as tending the house and looking after the children. They were deprived from the responsibility of earning income for the family, totally leaving that part to their male counterparts. History even tells us how women from historic times had to deal and endure barbaric behaviors or the denial of their rights. The traditional role of women simply includes being an obedient daughter, a loving and caring sister, and a loyal wife. While men worked outside the home and served as the only breadwinner for the family, women governed the domestic sphere. If they did work, they have stereotypical female professions like as a secretary or nurse.
The Changes in Roles
As times have changed, women slowly started to move outside the home. Today, women have been offered bigger role to play in the society. They are delegated with more responsibility—even more than their male counterparts. Women are given the chance to venture out and work along with men in appending income for the family. Initially, men disagreed about women pursuing their career outside home. But as the needs increased and money starting to become scarce, they are forced to assent the reality and adapt with the changed situations.
Women started pursuing education in equal terms with males making the literacy rate among women to improve tremendously. Successively, women gradually started to join all walks of life. They started to think independently and took part equally in the outside world along with the male counterparts. The days of discriminating women slowly and little by little reduced as more and more women received recognition and applauses in all the fields of life including politics, sports and even in defense services.
The Role of Women
Modern women have indeed emerged from their inferior status. They are no longer limited to being involved in only domestic chores. Here are some of the prominent roles that women have taken part to:
Being an educator has become the most important and common role played by women. They can be justly called the groomers of the future generations because they have more efficient capability of instilling in children traits of goodness and confidence so they become revered civilians of the society. Also, women are known to be more patient and tolerant compared to men making the ladies better teachers.
Women have more scope as gynecologists in the medical field. This is because women are more comfortable with female doctors than male doctors. This is particularly observed in the eastern part of the globe.
Although this has already been a noticeable role in the past, nursing patients in the hospital is another widespread subordinate role for women.
- Security Forces and Police
Before, only men served as police officers. But women have brought a change in the constitution of security forces and police around the world. They have started wearing the same uniforms and performing the same difficult routines.
Women are also no longer behind in the spheres of architecture and construction. Many have already designed buildings for they are evenly capable as men in designing any elaborate patterns of building.
Women have played an important role as scientists also, discovering and experimenting with the newest techniques.
Truly, women of today have acquired positions that used to be dominated by men only. You can now find a number of female doctors, aeronautical engineers, mathematicians, economists, Prime Minister and even candidates for presidential elections.
The Impact of the Changing Role
With the tremendous changes in women’s role in the society, it’s no surprise also that the impact is immense. Women have acquired a lot of ground in politics, the work force, and even more power within their own households. What then are the impacts of the changing role?
- Gone were the days when women were deprived to voice their opinion in politics and unable to cast a vote or run for office. Today, modern times have allowed more than one woman running in the presidential campaign.
- The work force is jam-packed with powerful women who lead as executives for major companies like Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi, or Speaker of the House Nancy Peolosi. These women have occupied powerful positions that were never filled by women a long time ago.
- Aside from the noticeable changes that have extensively affected the world, there have been elusive alterations in the role women play in the household. The concept of women being the “housewife” or primary homemakers and caretakers of children while men earn the money is now slowly diminishing. Both men and women now can be bread winners. Also, both spouse and parents are now splitting the responsibilities that come with the house and family.
- And although the number of women making careers outside the home is increasing, it didn’t necessarily make men pick up the bulk of the housework or childcare. Report from The New York Times says that unemployed fathers consumed about as much time caring for their children as their working counterparts did; the laid-off dads made searching a new job their chief precedence. Such state of affairs isn’t really new to working mothers. Some of them have long dealt with the so-called “second shift”—coming home from their job in the professional world only to come home to spend just as much time cooking, cleaning and caring for children.
The Ugly Truth
The changes in the roles of women are greatly apparent now but a bothersome situation that remained to linger on for women in modern time is the negative sexual attention that women usually receive. The number of times a woman deals with negative sexual attention daily is unsurpassed to what a man receives. It is said that one in six women and one in thirty-three men will be a victim of sexual assault throughout their lifetime. This great disparity is not surprising at all to most though. In fact, it’s quite predictable. In our modern society, women have been reduced to sheer breasts, lips, legs, and a vagina. While women are greatly obtaining ground in educations, politics, and work force, women are unfortunately still treated as “piece of meat”.
Women have definitely come a long way over time and have inscribed a novel path for the women to come. And although changes have been made, men and women will keep on enduring different treatment irrespective of what day and age, or even socialization they are raised in.Read More
Technology is all around us. You can see it in almost all aspects of life. In fact, you may even find it hard to find a place where there is no technology around you. That is why people who do want to have a good vacation try and go out and find a place where there is very little technology available. With the advancements in technology, you surely cannot really be free from them all. The advancements in technology are moving at a really fast pace so there is a change in technology almost everyday. The changes and advancements can really overwhelm you.
But the thing is, we cannot make do without technology, as it is a part of our society. It is something that we all really would be needing for us to have better lives and even easier times. Society needs technology to grow well and to advance even better. There is a clear connection between technology and society. Technology is needed by the society to develop and grow. On the other hand, society is also needed by technology because it is what will help it grow as well.
With technology and society working together, it is also very important that technology should be a good thing for society. In fact, it should be something that would help society become even better than what it already is. On the other hand, technology should also be really good so much so that it would be able to make society better without harming it.Read More
Ask people about movies and they would tell you that if they had the chance, they would go to the movies everyday. Or they would watch movies at home when they could. A lot of people would not pass up on the chance to watch a movie. This should not be surprising because movies actually are known to be gateways for people to escape from reality. This is made in such a way that people in movies actually are able to do the things that normal people usually cannot achieve in real life. It is all about escapism and it is all about bring people out of reality.
This is why you can say that movies are also a reflection of society. The movies would actually show you snippets of the real life and that they would allow you to see different sides of life that a lot of people usually do not experience. It is a reflection of various walks of life. And by doing so, people who watch them are able to learn about new things without having to go to another place or experience another life to do such a thing. Add to that the fact that they can become a superhero themselves as they can relate to the trials and the adventures of the hero on screen.
This is movies for you – it is a reflection of the society that you live in. it is all about telling stories that may not be real but stories that can make people relate to them.Read More
They say that the society is actually just like the human body. Each part of the society can actually be like the different parts of the body. They have to work together for the human body to be good and to function well. if one of those parts do not function right, the whole society fails. That is why when there are officials of the society who are on the corrupt side, the whole society would fall ill and suffer – and all because there is one or several politicians who are taking the whole situation for granted.
A lot of people in the society may not actually realize this. Some may have actually been living in a society like this for a long time now. In fact, they may have been born and raised in a society that is like this and so corruption is something that they may not have noticed or realized. However, the breakdown of a society actually does not happen in a day or two or overnight – it happens through years of corruption.
There is still hope for societies who have corrupt systems working in them. And of course, it is up to the other parts of the society to make sure that they do their share. They have to be vigilant. They have to be really good. They have to make sure that they do not allow such greed to continue. This will be hard work but it will be worth it in the end.Read More
Can you imagine living in a society that makes use of no computers? We are so used to using computers that it has been a part of our everyday life. With that, it is very difficult to actually imagine and try to live in a society that makes no use of such. It would seem like things would be very hard to do and that things would take a lot of time to finish. See, computers really have had a huge impact on our lives – they make things a whole lot easier and done a lot faster than usual.
You should not be surprised if there are a lot of computers being sold everyday in the market. And you should also not be surprised if more and more programs are being offered out there. This is because these programs and applications are made to be there so that things would even be a lot easier for a lot of things and for people.
One of the top things that computers do for people and for society is that it actually allows the society to offer more jobs for people. This would also mean that there would be less people who would not have jobs. Plus, computers also are there to help you with providing you with methods to actually communicate with anybody you would like to communicate with in a faster and speedier way. You would not have to rely on snail mail or overpriced calls just to communicate.Read More
Are you a part of society? What role do you play? Are you one with the society that you are in? Well, I certainly do hope that you are a part of society and that you are one with it. See, it would be really difficult to stand out like a sore thumb. After all, society is one huge microorganism and when you stand out in it, you surely would be surprised to see a lot of people staring at you in a different way.
To be a part of the society, you have to be really a part of it – you have to blend in with them. There is always that pressure for you to follow the norms of what that society dictates. If being a good person is the norm, then you have to make sure that you are really going to be a good person. This is the thing about societies so you have to make sure that you know that society that you would actually be a part of.
It is very important that you do know your values and your beliefs. You should be able to understand yourself even more. The more you are able to do this, the better you would be in the society that you are in. if you believe that the society you are in just is not the kind of society that would really support who you are, then you can actually try and find one where you can become a good person. However, the good thing about standing out in a society is that you are even able to define yourself even more and differentiate yourself from all the others.Read More