_Sex _ Gender. Male. Female. Husband/Father Mechanic Doctor Fireman. Wife/Mother Secretary Nurse Cashier. Traditional roles, as we knew them…. We develop our sense of our gender early:. Boys are encouraged to participate in sports. Hunt and Fish provide for the family
Traditional roles, as we knew them…
provide for the family
to bring home the money
how to care for the children
to make a nice home
As WWII took the men from the fields and factories, the women began taking their place to insure the productivity of the United States remained strong.
In 1940 only 20% of women of working age were in the job market. By 1991 this figure had risen to 57 percent.
Greater participation in the labor force does not, however, translate into empowerment
It is still seen today that women are paid less for doing the exact same job as a man.
#7 For example, 6 percent of mechanical engineers and 32 percent of physicians and surgeons were women. In contrast, 86 percent of paralegals and legal assistants and 95 percent of dietitians were women.