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Britain is a sexist society

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Assess the view that Britain is a sexist society: Sexism is prejudice or animosity towards gender, institutionally or personally. The term is most often used for women, but it is generally aimed for all genders. In the United Kingdom, in the past few years 72% of women claimed they got abused due to their workplaces. Compared to 67% in 2002, 72% of women said yes, when asked; if they had ever felt intimidated at work by a fellow employee. Even with these results, 81% of the women said that they would not report these cases to their managers because they would be shy or worried. In addition, they believe that being female harmed their chances of career progression (82%) ...read more.


At present in the UK, the laws against sexism in many companies has got even tighter. Employers will no longer be able to defend themselves against sexual discrimination claims by arguing they are equally offensive to all staff, under new regulations to be introduced on Sunday. This conveys that the county is taken the rules against harassment seriously. Historically, there has been far more cases for sexism against women. This is because they are seen as the weaker sex of the society. In certain cases in the society, women were not even recognised as a person of the law of land. Over the past 3,000 years in Britain, people have been living within socially; where the males have been the dominant force for many things such as religion. ...read more.


Churches are still found guilty of singling out the males as the most important. This is because most people at present still assume that god is a man. In addition women are not in any of the highest powers in churches and they have little to do in the churches besides making up the numbers as a member. In conclusion, I feel that to ask myself the question; why do sexists want to conclude and what are they getting out of it, besides the 'pride' for males. I strongly believe, no sex/gender is stronger than the other and none of the genders will ever control the other. This is because we all have different aims in life and purposes. It is a shame that one gender will abuse the other, when it is clear that one gender needs the other gender; for the future. ...read more.

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