The “family of orientation” involves the family where one is born and subsequently raised while the “family of procreation” is the family one raises through marriage. These two families are part of the nuclear family. I believe that the two families are critical in influencing the family member’s roles in the work place. Gender roles are clearly spelt in families that tend to give the boys a less difficult life as compared to girls mostly at work places.
Coming from a minority group, I face double jeopardy when it comes to sexism and discrimination at work because I am of both a minority cluster and a female. I have experienced sexism first hand, as I have been prejudiced and stereotyped while I was doing my internship based on sex. Although I can understand being discriminated for being from a minority group, I cannot grasp the reason as to why I am also being discriminated because I am a woman. I was shocked that people could even use my dressing code to judge and discriminate against me because I wore casual clothes to work on a Saturday. It is shocking that people at the work place can make an issue out of a woman’s dressing code while say nothing of a man. I was surprised that, people at work considered my dressing in short jeans skirt to be improper on a weekend, and criticized me for it, are a serious concern on how women are treated in work places. My upbringing was with both my parents working; this led to me spending more time with my grandparents who used to stay at home full time enjoying their pension. I remember my grandmother spending most time in the kitchen cooking for everyone. She would also serve everyone first before serving herself, and if my grandfather came in the middle of the meal, she would stop eating to attend to him first. To my grandmother this was how a cultured wife behaved (Lamanna and