Final Essay - Bodden 1 Valerie Bodden K. (10-0014)...

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Bodden 1 Valerie Bodden K. (10-0014) Professor Torres Analysis of Current Dominican Issues August 5, 2011 Role Of Gender The role of women and men has been a very controversial subject throughout time. In previous decades women were brought up to be the typical housemother and wife, she was expected to have no pursuit of a career and no education further than basic education. On the other hand, men were expected to be the backbone of the house, providing all of the financial assets and needs the household could have. It was a very weird thing to see a woman who dared to be equal to his husband, for men were thought to be superior. Now a days, the world is still battling to reduce the chauvinism way of life. It is a very common thing to see in countries were religion rules and developing countries specially, how stagnant the culture is in terms of given women equal chances in society. When it comes to the Dominican Republic’s case, it is still a strong believe, even amongst young people who are now supposed to be the enlightened folks that bring change to the country, the belief that women should be the typical housewife and nothing more, followed by some people that believe that they should be hard working professionals as well. After conducting a survey to both men and women from different ages, this was the clear answer. It is an obvious fact that women also have to me mothers, but that does not mean that it should be an impediment for them to start a professional life and career. It is mostly because of this behavior that the Dominican Republic is a chauvistic country. Out of the 13 men interviewed, 7 believed that a wife should stick to be a housemother that is more than 50% of the people interviewed. On the other hand, out of the 12 women interviewed, only 4 thought they should be housewife’s, which is around a 30%, but then again, only 5 believed they should be hard working women as well, which is around a 41%. I find this percentage to be quit low. Although it is a good thing to have a
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Final Essay - Bodden 1 Valerie Bodden K. (10-0014)...

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