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Taytem Taylor Professor Moore ENG-102-012 September 9, 2019 Teenage Men and Sexism Many women all over the U.S. are still seen as the weaker or less intelligent sex. There are also many younger men who still think with an older mind about women. Whether they get this from their parents or for their own benefit is irrelevant, but it is a fact that there are still men like this in the world. Teenage men in America nowadays can be just as condescending towards women. Teenage men often exhibit sexist objectification of women, and this type of sexism illustrates a naïve and offensive perspective of women that reinforces the stereotypical idea of how nineteen-year-old males view the opposite sex. With these objectifications of women, comes the stereotypes and the over dramatic way of seeing women. These stereotypes have been the same for a long, long time. While women are growing up, they are often seen as very delicate, more so than any man would be. While they grow up, they are sheltered from certain things that almost every man is exposed to, because of their delicacy. Women have also been objectified in the workplace, either not being given the job because they are a woman or not given as much money because of their sex. Because of this, teenage men are also picking up on the way women are treated. They start to believe in what they are told about women and what they have been taught about them. The stereotype that they are weaker and not as smart. But most important what they wear, men feel the need to tell women what they can wear while they are out. The way a man can be
insecure as to make a woman wear something that covers them up as to not let others see what they feel should be for them, and only them, is clearly shown when a typical man in the store said to the girls, “"Girls, I don't want to argue with you. After this come in here with your shoulders covered. It's our policy." He turns his back.” (Updike 3). It is clear that it isn't really a