Ashford University Global Societal problem: Gender Inequality

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GGlobal Societal Problem, Argument and Solution

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Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment, please review this Sample Final Paper GEN499 for additional guidance on the expectations of this assignment.

The topic of your essay needs to be a global societal problem from the following list:

  • Aging population
  • Critical Thinking Skills for the 21st Century
  • Gender Inequality
  • Global Climate Change
  • Global Water Shortage
  • Marginalization and Minorities
  • Refugee Crises
  • Children’s Rights
  • Social Media Censorship

Reflect: Based on the topic that you have chosen, you will need to use critical thinking skills to thoroughly understand how this topic can be a global societal problem and determine some logical solutions to the problem.

Write: This Final Paper, an argumentative essay, will present research relating the critical thinker to the modern, globalized world. In this assignment, you need to address the items below in separate sections with new headings for each. In your paper,

  • Identify the global societal problem within the introductory paragraph.
  • Describe background information on how that problem developed or came into existence.
    • Show why this is a societal problem.
    • Provide perspectives from multiple disciplines or populations so that you fully represent what different parts of society have to say about this issue.
  • Construct an argument supporting your proposed solutions, considering multiple disciplines or populations so that your solution shows that multiple parts of society will benefit from this solution.
    • Provide evidence from multiple scholarly sources as evidence that your proposed solution is viable.
  • Interpret statistical data from at least three, peer-reviewed scholarly sources within your argument.
    • Discuss the validity, reliability, and any biases.
    • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of these sources, pointing out limitations of current research and attempting to indicate areas for future research. (You may even use visual representations such as graphs or charts to explain statistics from sources.)
  • Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from your solution.
    • Provide at least one positive ethical outcome as well as at least one negative ethical outcome that could result from your solution.
    • Explain at least two ethical issues related to each of those outcomes. (It is important to consider all of society.)

The Global Societal Problem, Argument, and Solution Sources has to come from

  • Must be 1,750 to 2,250 words in length (approximately between seven and nine pages; not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

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Gender Inequality
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted


Gender inequality is a societal issue that has persisted for long, in the United States and
beyond its borders. Gender inequality is the notion that men and women are not equal and as
such, males have better life experiences hence should be treated better than females. This issue

has far-reaching effects on our society, and its effects vary from cultural norms, psychology, and
biology (Jayachandran, 2014). Despite the numerous factors that influence gender inequality, the
biggest contributor is a social construction, that is prevalent in our society. It is through such
construction that most of us have become accustomed to the belief that males are superior, and
hence a better fit in most jobs. While it is common to believe that gender inequality is practiced
in a homogenous manner across the world, it is important to note that it is different across every
culture (Jayachandran, 2014). Given that the key factor that influences gender inequality is a
social construction addressing the issue of gender inequality would involve deconstructing
stereotypes, through public education. Through adequate and proper education, it will be
possible to ensure that gender inequality is eliminated in our societies.
Background Information
The development of gender inequality can be traced back to gender stereotypes that came
into existent through cultural practices. Gender stereotype has been predominant throughout
history whereby women have been portrayed as caring and perfect for fostering development.
While these two traits are highly valued, in our society, it has resulted in them being limited to
certain jobs. On the other hand, men are portrayed as the primary workers and providers and
hence are historically valued. Consequently, society treats them with much respected, based on
the tasks they undertake and the value they add to the economy. It is through such notions that
the society came to be modeled in a manner where men are more valued resulting in them being



predominant in most occupations. These stereotypes, have been replicated in modern workplaces
where currently, most women are discriminated, and paid less wage than men for equal work,
and qualification (Mihaila, 2016). Such behavior is not only discriminatory, but also denies
women a chance to grow, and make a decent living.
Traditionally, men have over the generations been portrayed as the breadwinner while
women are restricted to house duties and to care for children. As men became more valuable in
society, a significant shift in gender expectations was experienced. It was through such shifts that
men became more obligated to prove their worth in the society and to make key decisions about
a family or within the community. This move resulted in gender expectations being deeply
rooted in people minds which in turn gave birth to gender stereotypes and inequality
(Jayachandran, 2014). The development of gender stereotypes resulted in an individual’s gender

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