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inequality trends in the workplace

- men work on average 44 hours a week and woman only work 40 hours meaning men work 4 more hours and that gap is increasing


inequality trends in health

anxiety and depression is under diagnosed in men and men are 3x more likely to commit suicide.


inequality trends in politics

there are 442 male mps compared to 208 female mps in parliament meaning that men have higher acceptance in that field.


inequality trends in eduction

women are more likely to do better in their GCSEs by 9%


inequality trends in the media

2% of advertisment represent woman as intelligent


what did gauntlet say about the media

men are presented as heroic and stronger figures whereas woman are seen to be innocent and the victim


2 other studies that represent inequalities in the media

- mcrobbie and garber
- Laura mulvey


what are the three main ways woman are disadvantaged in the media

- in the workplace
- media
- home


how are woman disadvantaged in the media

- male gaze
- under represented as smart


how are woman disadvantaged in the workplace

gender pay gap
less chance of promotion
less chance of getting a job.


how are woman disadvantaged in the home

seager - asked men and woman to keep diaries men had more paid work and woman did more domestic work.


how are men disadvantaged in education

GCSEs results show that men achieve less a* to cs than woman.

boys are twice as likely to need special needs help.


how are men disadvantaged in health

females live 4 years longer
ons found men developed heart diseases 10 years earlier.


how are men disadvantaged in workplace

men work 5 more hours a week
men do the least desirable job


how are men disadvantaged in the family

expected to be the breadwinner
equal opportunities commission fathers are more likely to be employed.


what is first wave feminism

first emerged in 1800s
main aim was reforming social and legal inequalities and getting the vote
granted in 1928
laws were passed to give woman better educations


what is second wave feminism

grew in the 1960s and 70s linked to campaign for equal rights
focus on person problems that woman face as a consequence of the unequal way society is organised
came up with the strands of feminism


what is third wave feminism

developed in the 1990s
much more diverse and individualistic form of feminism
focuses on laws and policies


what are the strands of feminism

-liberal feminism
- radical feminists
- marxist feminists


what is liberal feminists

argue that inequalities are caused by socialisation and unfair laws
needs to be a change in norms and values
equal pay act is an success


what is a radical feminist

don't acknowledge variations in family life
patriarchy is the main source for oppression
men have chose woman roles in society


marxist feminists

believe that social class effects the life chances of woman and key impact on relation ships between men and woman
family is a patriarchal institution.