Women in Men’s Profession
If one takes a closer look at the different roles played by men and women in various fields like workforce and in education, one will notice that women tend to be one step below men on the “status” or “‘importance” ladder similarly men are traditionally seen as being in the “supervisor” position in the home. They are the heads of the household, the breadwinners, and the women are behind the scenes, like the threads that hold everything together. The same can be said about the workplace. Men tend to hold positions of power, while women usually have the positions that support them. They are the secretaries and assistants that do the work for their male counterparts and prepare things for them that later on only the latter may receive credit for. Secondly, women have traditionally taken positions in fields that require doing social work or having maternal qualities which is probably linked to the role women play in the home, such as being a social worker or teaching in schools. Amazingly men tend to shy away from this kind of expertise.
Women have traditionally been playing roles in the workplace and in the classroom that tend to be seen as suitable for their behavior, whether it is unfair job positions or not participating in their learning experience in the classroom. This may be due to the fact that men are naturally more aggressive in their approach, while women tend to be a bit more passive. But that trend is slowly changing and more women are beginning to realize they don’t have to be held to those stereotypical roles any longer. Today women are pursuing successful careers in professions that were once thought male dominated. Be it medicine, acting, space, science, arts, teaching, sports or any other field the new age lady has blossomed everywhere. They are shoulder to shoulder with men. This has added a new dimension to the mothers, sisters, daughters of the world. But a long way has to go, before more and more women realize that the world is there for the taking, and this can be achieved by teaching the women of today to stand up for themselves and take those powerful roles in society, and be more assertive with themselves. And maybe someday our daughters won’t have to take a job as a secretary against their will just because it’s a woman’s job, and our sons may take up those roles when women hold power!