that sex roles can serve as a mechanism by which one group dominates the other (Sullivan, 2016). This is the best the theoretical perspective for this social problem because it looks at gender in the workplace and how men are stronger than women, which better equips them to use power to their advantage and gain dominance. This perspective suggest that women have learn to accept the dominance of their male counterparts either because they feel it is appropriate or because they feel like they have no other choice (Sullivan, 2016). Conflict perspective explains that even back when hunting was needed to survive there was a division in labor based on gender. It was shown that women produced just as much and most if the time more than men. Women gathered dependable food like nuts, berries and roots whereas the men hunted for meat that can be sporadic (Sullivan, 2016). Men did tend to dominate in agricultural work because of strong they are and the freedom for bearing a child. These allowed men be dedicated to what they were working on and be away from the home 2
hours at a time earning money (Sullivan, 2016). This leaves women at a disadvantage by being economically subordinate and unequal. Fast forward to the early industrial years, men went of to work while women stayed home, this allowed men to have powerful position in society (Sullivan, 2016).
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