Why are men raised to believe that women are inferior?
Men are raised to believe that women are inferior. They have been for centuries. And it’s not just about being told everything about women is inferior; it’s also about being taught to think that their own gender is superior and deserves more power than other groups in society. We’ll explore why this happens, how men learn this idea, and what you can do to help change it!
How men are misled to believe their gender is superior
The media is a big culprit.
Men are often portrayed as being in control and having authority over women, which makes sense since they usually have more power, money, and status than women do. In fact, it’s not uncommon for men to be given the majority of leadership positions in companies or organizations because they tend to be better at taking charge and getting things done (and therefore making decisions).
This can lead people who aren’t familiar with feminism or gender equality through some pretty confusing territory when it comes down to how society views masculinity and femininity—and this confusion goes far beyond just our personal lives: It affects how we treat each other across all levels of society.
It’s not just about the media
Women are constantly being portrayed in a way that they feel they have to live up to. It’s not just the media, it’s all of society and how we’re raised.
There’s so much importance placed on gender stereotypes when it comes down not only to men but also women themselves—it makes sense why women would feel obligated towards these roles if society had conditioned them into believing this way since childhood!
The effects can be heartbreaking
The effects can be heartbreaking. Men who don’t learn to respect women, women who don’t have the confidence to speak up, and women who are afraid to make their own decisions because they’re afraid of being judged by others. Women who are afraid to say no because they feel like it will hurt their relationship with a man (even though he is not worth it). Women who are afraid of asking for help because they think it could be viewed as ungrateful or selfish or both.
In short, it’s hard enough being a woman in today’s society without having these kinds of circumstances imposed upon you by society at large—and that means everyone else needs to step up and help out!
What it means for young boys
While it’s important for boys to be taught that women are not inferior to them, it’s equally important that they be taught not to treat them as such.
When you grow up in a society where women are seen as subservient, then it’s easy for your mind to accept this idea of women as being less than men. It becomes normalised in your thinking process in some way or another, so when someone tells you something stereotypical about women, all these messages get mixed up together when they come out of someone else’s mouth, instead of coming from within yourself first before forming an opinion on it yourself later on down the line through life experience alone.
Men should be taught that women aren’t inferior to them from an early age.
This can start with a simple lesson, like the one you’d get in school: “You should never treat your sister like she’s beneath you.”
And it continues from there. In order to have healthy relationships and marriages, men need to understand that women are not their slaves or inferiors. They’re equal members of society who deserve respect and love just as much as anyone else does—and they deserve equality because they’ve earned it themselves through hard work and dedication over many years (and centuries).
It’s time for us to take a step back and look at ourselves. We are all complicit in this problem, and we need to start doing better by our sons. We have the power to change the way they see women, but only if we stand up together in solidarity against these conditioned norms.
About the Author
Rashika Madaan has a binary perspective of reality. She doesn’t refer to herself as a global citizen because she doesn’t love her nation; rather, her passion for travel, her near resemblance to a nomad lifestyle, and her survival instincts have led her to adopt a binary perspective on the world. She is still figuring out who she is and where she belongs, therefore the world is her current home.