We have been bombarded over the years by feminist academia with claims that gender roles for women were socially designed by the Patriarchy for the subjugation of women. Examples of these types of claims can be found on page 432 of documents like "Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective":
So, let's investigate their claims shall we? The claim was made that women are socialized into being nurturers and being pushed to nurturing jobs instead of being CEO's. Is that true? Is there a school or government curriculum where women are alienated from pursuing other competitive jobs? My answer to that question is an unequivocal "hell no!" In fact, women still go for more risk-free, nurturing professions just as they did over 50 years ago, despite women's liberation:
"You've Come a Long Way
Think back to the most common jobs that held in your mom's day, and if that's not far enough back, think about your grandmother. Do secretaries, nurses, teachers and retail sales clerks come to mind? Now think about the most common jobs for women today: Are you envisioning managers and administrators, lawyers, marketing specialists, content producers and ? If so, you'd be wrong. It seems we haven't "come a long way baby" at all.
In fact, according to the latest numbers released by the States Department of Labor, the Leading Occupations of Employed Women for 2009 are , , teachers and , in that order. And in the first three, women represent over 80 percent of all those employed. Not that there's anything wrong with that. just a little surprising that even with and society experiencing phenomenal upheaval on a daily basis, things haven't changed much for the working woman during the past 50 years. 20 Leading of Employed Women:"... Or Have You?