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Gender Schema Theory

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Education plays a significant part in gender socialization. In the modern society, education is not only a basic part in human development but also a common feature in many societies. Education helped me change my perceptions that had been developed in the earlier days in the society. The society I was brought in view men as superior to women. This is because over the years men have dominated most fields including the professional one and so it is common to see them as the heads in the society. On top of that, the man is viewed as the head of the family therefore according to him a certain supremacy over the rest.

Philip & Barbara (2007), describe the human development process as a gradual process that involves much borrowing from the immediate society that one is living in. Cherry (2015) and Crespi (2003) also asserts that according to the psychoanalytic theories developed by Sigmund Freud the childhood experiences one has to tend to have long-lasting effects to the individuals life. Looking in my life, the experiences I got have lasted but due to the exposure and learning process, I have disregarded some especially the ones that view the females as weaker genders compared to the males.

Martha, Gewirtz & Stephen (2008) explain that what a child will do at a given time of their development process is an enhanced process and not defined by their needs. This means that the society one lives in solely defines the available resources and the expectations that one will work to fulfill. Piaget’ s developmental theory proposes that children integrate and modify the information that they are fed with.

This is a clear case of my life where after years having certain perceptions as far as gender development was concerned, a point reached when I could define the two genders differently. As the radical feminism theory asserts, woman oppression which is common in many societies has been cultured by the social roles and the institutional structures that have been developed from a male dominant society that is common in many societies.

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