Reality for Women?
Since history, women play the adjunct or minority in political and business fields, even in family. That doesn’t necessarily cast a doubt on female’s ability, but cultural and social expectation on gender role itself. There are feminism going around the globe for a while, all on the same purpose, that is to fight for better and improved rights for women and all these are expected to be enforced by laws and social norm through political movements.
However, politics itself casts grizzled and ambivalent phenomenon that women’s appearance and activity are less than rare in the political field. According to the statistics, women held approximately one-forth of the elective offices in the United States. What does it tell us? Optimistically “one-forth is better than nothing” or “it’s just not enough”?
It’s just not enough..
These women who ran the office were merely some exceptional and rare cases of eminent individuals. But things could be totally different and worse than we can imagine if we are going to examine the picture as a whole. And this has much to do with the social norm. It is the social construction that shape people’s view on obligation and expectation of gender role, of women. And this social construction constructs the political and business leadership game. Finally, “competency” and “capability” are defined by specific conditions in different fields..in Mill’s word: restricting women.
Some says modernization and feminism has made some progress on women’s societal participation in business leadership and the political world. However,improvement doesn’t prove an unexistence of the problem mentioned above, the unequal and biased phenomenon is inexisted in human population by the X and Y chromosomes biologically, no matter how hard people try to overcome this difference.Men and women, are just different, and therefore assigned with different and unfair expectations, assumptions, responsibilities and importantly status in all fields.