Are girls held to a higher standard than boys?
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Parent even hold children- boy vs. girl- to a different standard in many different things. Such as, responsibility, grades, weight, chores, babysitting, dating and many other things. In my personal experience I have noticed many things that are different between the way I am treated vs. the way my brothers are treated.
"Girls are held to a higher standard just because of stereotypical people from the moment they are born. The first double standard is pink vs. blue. Pink is supposed to be a girl and blue a boy but sometimes it doesnt have to work that way. Girls are allowed to dress and like the color blue as boys are pink."
Incorrect. Again you're drawing a line based on colorism. You have not pointed out how one color is inferior to the other. If having dark skin or tan skin inferior to being white, then you need to say so with reason. A bare assertion is an unproven claim.
"girls are held to the standard where they are supposed to be perfect in the eyes of someone. Skinny, good grades, responsible, caring are just a few things that many people think girls automatically are. "
So you conclude that there are gender roles within the system. By utilizing one's sexes, you do realize that it is an act of sexism, restricting one's sex to suit whoever's goal. The #HeForShe initiative (1.http://www.heforshe.org...) is a rubbish movement created by the liberal feminist Emma Worthless Watson, who's goal is to utilize males to suit women's needs. Again vice versa, the same thing applies.Hence, You can't have equality by utilizing one sex for the other sex or implementing one role for the sake of the other.
"Parent even hold children- boy vs. girl- to a different standard in many different things. Such as, responsibility, grades, weight, chores, babysitting, dating and many other things. In my personal experience I have noticed many things that are different between the way I am treated vs. the way my brothers are treated."
And what standards within responsibility,grades and chores etc do each gender hold? Again, we need specifics, no use in generalizing and simplifying complex phenomenon.
Ann Oakley forwarded such an alternative case (2.http://regodiploma.wikispaces.com...). TL;DR girls are given dish washers, stoves as toys, implying that they be canalized into these typical stereotype. The same thing can be said for males, males are taught to be breadwinners, to be the leading role in the household. Both are disadvantage in that for each gender, there are strict canalized socialization that oppresses individuals of either sex, be it Male or Female or other genders.
Pro provided only bare assertions, both sexes as well as other unidentified sexes are actually in a disadvantaged position. The resolution is negated.
Going back to the pink and blue argument, blue is not inferior to pink nor pink is to blue, but you see when you walk into a store that sells things for newborn babies is it not true that on one side there is boy clothing/products that is overwhelmed with the color blue while the girl section is overwhelmed by the color pink. From the minute you are born you are already hit with the fact that a girl MUST wear the color pink and a boy MUST wear the color blue. Why? Because that is what is already associated with the gender of the baby. A study that was done was showing that a girl dressed in blue was shown to be tough, strong and stubborn while when a boy was put in pink he was said to be "adorable, cuddly, and sweet" Does that not show the stereotypical double standard that babies are automatically faced with.
"So you conclude that there are gender roles within the system"
Of course there are. Have you not seen when people in everyday life are told what to do based on gender. You have something heavy to lift, who are you going to ask to do it? A boy or a girl? If you want someone to make a certain meal for something like a pot luck or something who are you going to ask to do it? A boy or a girl? Gender roles are already predetermined based on the act being committed. Are girls not looked at responsible to be able to do the more caring, softer, and less challenging things in life? Boys are looked at someone who is able to do something more challenging.
Okay, say you are walking down a boardwalk or even just a street, and you notice people are wearing bathing suits. When you see a guy who is shirtless it is not a big deal while if you see a girl walking shirtless with just a bathing suit top on it is considered seductive or flaunting. The same thing with cursing. Boys cursing is seen as confidence, while if a girl is cursing it is crude or unpleasing.
Pro's Pink Vs. Blue Case
Pro acknowledges by observation that shops collectively socialize children into linear patterns of color preference and simply by color alone, Value Judgements are being passed. The problem with this argument is that Pro's case rest entirely on 'society' excluding any biological and interpretive theories on children. Pro also acknowledges the fact that neither color is superior and that aggression is assigned to its respective color, however Pro did not, whatsoever tried to prove how Girls are held to a higher standard. If both genders are assigned to each respective position, what does it matter if both are held at the same standard?
Pro failed to upheld the position how Girls are held higher than boys. The argument is a non sequitor
Furthermore, Pro believes that there are gender roles and argued a huge discontentment with how gender roles are carried out, that is fine. I have absolutely no problem with it. If Pro's theory is correct, how does one specific gender role supersedes the other in terms of standard?. Again, You did not point how one roles is superior than the other. All you did was implying a discontentment with gender roles none of which are in line with proving how girls are held at a higher standard.
Pro's entire argument had the same weakness that is the inability to correlate gender roles with the 'superior standards of girls'.Failing to upheld such a crucial premise renders the resolution negated.
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I enjoyed while it lasted, Thanks for the debate. The debate proffered by me is of low quality, without any research papers cited. so please save your time and don't read. LOL.
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Keep this crappy debate a tie. I can't believe how lazy this was. LOL
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