Another challenge that is also facing women in America is employment. Among the problems faced in this sector are racial discrimination, sexual harassment, and favors in order to secure jobs, wage differentials and little or no chances of holding powerful offices. But with the emergence of non-profit organizations like National Women’s Law Center and others like National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education are among some of the groups that have been in the forefront to promote gender equity and empower women. This has seen a significant inclusion of women in almost every sphere of life for example politics and other professions that were considered reserve for men.
Sexism is an abusive or discriminatory behavior towards members of the opposite sex. To some extent education has promoted and at the same time fought against sexism. Education has fought sexism through a variety of ways. One of them is through demystifying negative perceptions that people have towards the opposite sex by giving informed information on the benefits of tolerating and accepting the opposite sex. Another one is through physical interactions in school where both sexes meet and learn more from the opposite sex.
Interactions help in appreciating the opposite sec and acknowledging their presence in the midst of the opposite sex. Education has also promoted sexism through establishment of single sex schools. This hinders interaction which in turn promotes development of negative attitudes and perceiving the opposite sex as inferior. Education has been the main empowerment tool for women. Empowered women are the ones who have been advocating for gender equity hence promoting animosity between the elites from both sexes. This in turn causes rivalry which promotes sexism.
Sexual harassment is the unwelcomed sexual behavior by a person towards the opposite sex. In most cases women are the ones who fall victim and is