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Margaret Davis Basic writing Opinion Essay March 16, 2011 Ethnicity and Female Equality The subject of my essay will be a compilation of facts and opinions on the role of ethnicity and gender on female status in the United States. Equality for females and males is influenced by ones ethnicity, by the media, by stereotypes, and by the myth of equal rights. The role of ethnicity plays an important part in our society's view and the status level that is afforded to females. The overall level of female status in America is not as high as males, but this status is even further lowered when a female comes from an ethnic minority. Society is an evolving object and the role of females and minorities has improved steadily throughout our history, but improvement is still needed to make one and all more equal. The role of socialization is in every child before he/she is born. Parents anticipate the sexual gender of their child and prepare accordingly. Nurseries are painted blue or pink and the theme will be dinosaurs or flowers. What name? Family name or something from a baby book of names. Religion plays a factor to, one wants catholic the other protestant. However, one sees that even before birth children are stereotyped into gender roles.
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One or both parents often only want a child to be male and are extremely disappointed if their child is born female. This failure to meet a parents overall urge for a son can have terrible psychological and sociological aspects on a child. The author of this paper knows this feeling for a fact because she is a victim of a parent wanting only a son. Her first five years of life with no love or knowledge from the female who played the role of “mother,” yet she would put on a loving mother and child face when we’re around friends or family and show her affection, little did she know that the family knew the truth Socialization also, differs for males and females in that certain races expect different things of each gender. For an example, the movie, “The stoning of Soraya,” Muslim men are the power in
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