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What are the social limitations and posibilities of your gender?

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  • Essay length: 1656 words
  • Submitted: 28/01/2005
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GCSE Sociology

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WHAT ARE THE SOCIAL LIMITATIONS AND POSIBILITIES OF YOUR GENDER?

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 2

ARE THERE SOCIAL LIMITATIONS? 2

A. Inequalities for women in society

1. Employment

2. The Household

3. Education

B. Statistics: The truth?

WHY ARE THERE SOCIAL LIMITATIONS? 3

CONCLUSION 5

BIBLIOGRAPHY 5

INTRODUCTION

In this essay, I shall go into detail about why there are social limitations for women, concentrating mainly on the gender pay gap as I feel that it is a good example in which to answer the set question. It would be impossible, if not insulting, to cover the whole issue of women's social limitations in two thousand words. However, I have given two other examples not relating to the gender pay gap, to illustrate that paid work is but a part of a larger picture.

"Today, in western societies, women have the same life chances as their male counterparts."

Common sense and experience of life could tell us that the above statement is untrue. In this essay I shall illustrate some of the inequalities between the genders, explain the divides, and explain some of the ways in

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