A woman’s place is in the kitchen.
In the 21st century that we live in it is shocking that sexism such as the statement ‘a woman’s place is in the kitchen’ still is heard today. No woman should be ever be fixed to an idea that they belong in the ‘kitchen’. The reason our society is the way it is , is because stereotypes are ingrained into us from an early age. Girls are given dolls and dresses while a boy is teased for having a teddybear or wanting to wear something pink. From such an early stage in our lives we learn that females are responsible for caring after others while boys are given excuses for being rude or immature with the old saying ‘boys will be boys’. The saying is not only ignorant but offensive to males, it suggests that men are not capable of caring (thats a womens job… not!) and can’t control being ‘masculine’ and ‘tough’.Since 2000 half the college degrees in business and economics have been dominated by women, yet only 1 in 5 senior jobs are taken by women. This is because women are judged by their employers, employers are hesitant to promote females who are starting families. A 2012 survey in Britain showed that over 45% of women are over-qualified for their job due to reasons above or being forced to do part-time to care to their children and not being able to get their jobs back . Being disadvantaged for simply reproducing is completely unacceptable as it is a vital part of our humanity.As a response to ‘a woman’s place is in the kitchen’ it is immensely clear that a woman should not have her future determined before she has proven herself. The phase is an infamous line of the past and as humans of the present shouldn’t be carried on. A woman can be so much more than merely what society expects of her.