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1990's Gender Roles
Transcript of 1990's Gender Roles
It is socially acceptable for both men and women to have work
Wage gap rapidly decreased
More women began to receive more degrees then men.
Women as executives, lawyers, doctors were accepted as the norm.
Most families had two wage-earners and juggled household and child care responsibilities equally between husband and wife.
Amount of women aged 24-56 who worked grew to 75%
50% of managerial positions were held by women
The women of the 1990’s were secure in their role as working women and professionals.
To work or to have a family was a big choices women wagered.
Equality in the work force
Ads used women to market towards both sexes
Women were allowed to think they were equal to men without being shunned
Women were empowered through the media
Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Men and Women both take care of the household
Men can be stay-at-home dads
Average time working on house work for women fell while it rose for men
Both parents could have a job without a problem
Work in the home was nearly equal
New views idolized women
People believed that if a man is allowed to do something a woman should be able to as well
Fastest jump towards gender equality in history
1990's Gender Equality