Not Much Has Changed Since Past Eras

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I came upon this image and thought it was interesting because it demonstrates the transition of gender role and the branches of neoliberalism. Even though women were a huge factor in the workforce during the second world war, women were still seen inferior than men. The image above shows how women are being hired as sexual objects in order to get consumers to buy. The picture emulates the era of the 1950’s to the present by illustrating how women cannot run a business or be in a position of power. As discussed by Professor Sze, women, till this day, receive less work pay than do men. Women have tremendously progressed and achieved many goals, but are still affected by gender stereotypes that act as a shadow on their figure.

This image can be tied to the article, Color Blind Racism, by, Bonilla-silva, where a new form of discrimination emerges against minorities. In Silva’s article, African Americans are discriminated by not being offered a good neighborhood to live in, getting taxed higher than whites, and other ways of maintaining blacks below on the status quo. In correlation with the article, the image above is discriminating against women by not offering them jobs that men would normally get(high position jobs).

Silva’s article and the picture above exemplify the urge of man to maintain minorities under them by indirectly being racist. The image above also portrays the role of women as a sex toy which has not changed in contemporary times. The role of women as sex toys demonstrates the fact that women should be used for personal benefit.

I believe that the image represents gender racialization because it correlates weakness and simplicity towards women. Sometimes I feel like this is how today’s society is and sometimes I feel like this needs to change. In my opinion, I think that women are as important and as capable as men are.

What other forms of racialization have been expressed in today’s society? Why do you think these forms need to be eliminated?


One thought on “Not Much Has Changed Since Past Eras

  1. Other forms of racialization is a person’s economic class. Based upon how much someone makes in a year, can give people the wrong vibe. For example when we see someone on the street and homeless, internally we do want to help but we also do not want to get near them because they are dirty. These are regular human beings that need help in life and we do not give them the help we need. Or just talk to random people at UC Davis and see how their school was compared to someone who went to a really fancy high school. Than compare their living environments as well and see how different it is, based on social economic class. These to me need to be eliminated because we can not say this is a land of equality if we still set people in hierarchies and give to those what they deserve based upon financial reasons.


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