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The world today must deal with many problems Our society has been struggling to cope with difficulties ranging from environmental problems to economic problems Solutions to these problems however are not too hard to find There is one problem however that our society has been dealing with for a very long time The problem is sexual discrimination When thinking of discrimination one tends to think mostly of sexism directed against women Sexism against women has become a noticeable part of our society and it is slowly on its way to a solution That is only part of the problem Discrimination against men is a problem that rarely goes noticed As William Farrell states With all the focus on discrimination against women few understand the sexism directed against men 249 Women and men should be treated as equals however more attention is directed towards discrimination towards women In the 1990s the mens movement arose in society to try and deal with the problem of sexism against men This movement came about due to a medley of factors womens criticisms of mens shortcomings as husbands fathers and lovers the debilitating pressures of the economy and mens unequal responsibility to succeed in the workplace to prove their worth by making money and mens confusion over what it means to be a man today There are many stereotypes about men and women that are heard every day The most common however is how men are considered jerks That is one of the most popular ideas in our society today Women have come to accept this idea as an excuse or answer to their problems with the opposite sex How do they get this idea It is unknowingly slipped into womens subconscious by a variety of forces One of the strongest forces however is the media The complaints about men the idea that men are jerks have become so integrated into our unconscious that even advertisers
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