Men and women are considered to be equivalent, since mankind was created equal. Women were generally viewed as occupying distinct roles in society: a woman’s place was in the home as wife and mother. This led to the idea of women not being capable of any other jobs or duties. Gender issues were first seen in the eyes of the law with a case around the 1700s. Until the mid 1900s, some real change started to occur for women to progress in life and society. Through the course of time, the change progressed more and more for women, but until this day, women aren’t fully seen to be on the same level as men. The changes society has progressed to make are off to a good start, as laws have been made, but still aren’t at the platform of everyone being equal. Some of societies social norms are still very gender oriented and still treat women different from men. This idea of everyone being themselves is not being judged by doing something that a man or woman would usually do. Gender inequality can be seen at schools, at a workplace, generally out in everyday life. Much of modern society doesn’t register or comprehend the psychological effect the injustice has on women and how the discrimination impacts women physically too. Society has started to adapt and shift their views on women slowly, but the inequality still exists. Gender inequality has evolved over the years, however it still affects women at a workplace, in the education system, and psychologically.In many societies, women are viewed to be less than men on every level. The belittling of women began centuries ago, where duties were divided by one’s gender. The social norm during these times were to have women for house duties and to have children. This was normal to have things separated by masculinity and femininity. Women throughout the 1900s accepted the fact of being the backbone of a family and being the role as a homemaker. Furthermore, in the article History of Feminism in the U.S., Dana Bisignani clarifies about how women weren’t allowed to question their role in a marriage and neither their husbands. They also weren’t able to read or be the ones to attend school. Women didn’t have the right to vote nor obtain jobs outside their house, if so, it were with less pay than men would earn. This was around the time of the First Wave, the campaign for gender equality, when legal focus put into effect on women. To put these times into perspective, consider that at the time of first wave feminism, women were lawfully kept from also: owning property, executing wills or signing legal documents, having anything to do with the court of law, refuse sexual intercourse with their spouse, having legal custody of their children, and not having the ability to divorce their husbands (Bisignani). The first wave’s accomplishment was achieving the Nineteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to be ratified, allowing women to vote. The Industrial Revolution placed women in roles of domesticity, while men earned wages and supported families. Toward the middle of the century, these roles became less defined, although women continued to work in subordinate positions and for less pay. WorkplaceWomen accepted lodgers while their men were away at war and performed sewing and laundry to supplement male wages. Men had held decision-making positions and dominated earned wages. Changed: laws modernCurrently, gender inequality isn’t as heinous, but still is a problem. During the Second Wave during the late 1900’s, “The second wave deconstructed and criticised for the first time power relations between men and women in the realm of the personal as well as the public: culture, sexuality, and political inequalities were intimately intertwined, subjecting women to discrimination that only self-realization of these power relations could overcome. To follow this movement to protect women later the U.S. Supreme Court upholds Washington state’s minimum wage laws for women. The laws being passed allowed women to have an insight on what being treated equal was like, although not everyone does. In today’s society, women still struggle. ManyGender is more than an identity possessed by an individual; it is a process that structures social relationships and social behaviors in the aggregate form. The social definition of gender represents the gendered expectations and experiences of men and women in a particular society, at a particular point in time. Discrimination on the basis of gender or sex is the most deteriorating for nay organization, since it has long lasting implications on the entire society and specifically on the organization in which these issues take place (Goktepe, Craig, 1989).Society viewsAdvertismentsShould be seen Yet the cold, hard facts show that gender gaps and inequalities persist, even in the face of startling social and economic transformations and concerted movements to challenge women’s subordination.How can this be? Especially in advanced industrial nations, why are gender inequalities proving so difficult to surpass? My research shows that the answers lie, above all, in how people think about gender as they relate to one another. Day by day people use gender as taken-for-granted common sense to manage their relationships with others. Interpersonal negotiations are constantly influenced by gender stereotypes – and that, in turn, causes older ways of thinking about men and women and their relationships to be carried into all spheres of life and even into very new kinds of tasks and social settings.The third wave By the late 1980s, the campaign for gender equality entered the ‘third wave’. In response to what was seen as the =predominantly ‘white’ and middle class agenda of the second wave, feminists called for greater awareness of the specific equality concerns of other female identities previously marginalised in second wave discourses for gender equality: women from black and minority backgrounds, bisexual, lesbian and transgender women, the ‘postcolonial’ voice and lower social classes. The third wave criticises the second wave’s “conformism”:School dress codes, what they know,engineer, boss then vs now: Additionally, gender inequality has affected women in a school environment in the past and still today. The gender discrimination that occurred then was to believe that girls weren’t capable of learning as much nor being as intelligent as boys were. If girls were, as one does with little boys, they would grasp just as easily as the boys. Everyone has the same capabilities, regardless of what gender someone is. A law later passed during the late 1900s, Title IX (Public Law 92-318) of the Education Amendments, prohibits sex discrimination in all aspects of education programs that receive federal support. Another law passed was the Women’s Educational Equity Act, funds the development of nonsexist teaching materials and model programs that encourage full educational opportunities for girls and women. These laws signified progress for society to stop inequality. According to article Gender Inequality In Education, Yeshna justifies how gender inequality affects society, but within the education system it’s difficult for one to thrive:Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now. (Whedon, Joss)Now in days, the issues within the education system are still as degrading. The article, Gender Inequality In Education, Yeshna claims how a Harvard study found that two-thirds of the 557 female scientists surveyed “reported having to prove themselves over and over again”. Even today, gender inequality in education still persists and men and women in STEM are still not equal. Jared also described a situation with one friend in particular who was treated differently in a calculus class simply because she is a woman. Jared said that male students were hypercritical of her work and often talked over her, if acknowledging her at all (Yeshna).Society affects(mental, physical, emotional, GC Bordo, ) brdo weightHysteria: extreme emotional excitabilityAnorexia: refusal to eatAgoraphobia: fear or inability of going into public placesWomen also faced issues in which the way society wanted to view them or advertise femininity to be. One seen as a female usually had an image stuck to them of being thin and having big curves with wide hips. During the late 1900s, the image of this slender type of women began to emerge. This developed diets, exercise regimens, and later on chemicals and surgeries to induce this ideal type of body society wanted to see.(Bordo 185) There are many posters that would advertise, “There’s more fat on her than on our salami”(Hebrew National pic Bordo 205) or even one that stated “Show her it’s a mans world”(Van Heuen) “women who know use clorox for washing and cleaning (clorox) These advertisements were all over the place during those days, not only encouraging this way of thinking, but spreading it and making it acceptable as a social norm through those times.Gender inequality has been an issue for some time. Clearly, women were only seen as being housewife and not the engineers or teachers that some are today. Women have come a long way since the First Wave, the campaign for gender equality, as they are now able to vote and own land. The education system has also changed tremendously is favor of women, since women are allowed to attend school in general. Though, the pay for women is only 80% of what men make, there has been a grand amount of progress (Ridgeway). Much of society doesn’t grasp the mental impact the discrimination has on women. Society has begun to adjust and move their perspectives on women gradually, yet the disparity still exists. Gender inequality has advanced throughout the years, but there is still much progress to be made.