Changing Gender Roles

We have grown up in a patriarchal world where everyone has gender roles that they are expected to adhere to. Although some of these gender roles are now dissolving, many of them are still present and there is a lot of sexism in the world that we live in which is still, whether we like it or not, governed by men. Everywhere we look, we are being told in the media what a woman should look like, how a woman should dress and what her body shape should be and if we look anything different from what the media tells us we should look like, we are insulted, put down and humiliated. Go here http://aatmanwellness.com.au/ipl-pigmentation-treatment/  for more information about ipl treatment. 

Going out of their way to suit men’s rules

There are so many things that even the most independent women do without even thinking that are solely based on what they have been told to do by men. One example is how women are told to remain hairless and be ashamed of their natural body hair when men have the same hair and are considered perfectly natural with it. Women are shamed in to shaving their legs, shaving their under arms and are called unhygienic if they do not when men have the same hair on their legs and their under arms and no one questions it at all. Women go so far as to spend a lot of money on laser hair removal because of the shame that is placed on them for forgetting to shave their legs or forgetting to shave their armpits before going out in a pretty dress. No one, not women nor men question why these same rules do not appear for men. The media also often tells us what the perfect body is, even going so far as to edit the pictures of the models in their images because they also find it difficult to find women with the looks and body image that they tell women to have.

Many women even resort to having dangerous cosmetic injections in order to fit in to the box of beauty that they have been asked to fit in to.The sad reality is that most women do not fit in to this box and when women have bodies that are different to what they are supposed to have as claimed by the media, they are shamed, made fun off and snubbed causing much mental illness. Men have brainwashed women in to thinking a certain way for so many centuries that we now almost treat those things that they tell us to do as normal.