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Females Within The Canadian Military Force

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Canada is known for its warm hospitality that has offered all its citizens the rights to express themselves in any way. Compared to other unfortunate countries, Canada has offered Canadian women the opportunity and right to choose any occupation of their choice. However, due to social norms, women usually experience struggles, are negatively judged upon by the community and are not easily accepted into occupations that are considered as men-orientated. Due to the social norms present within the Canadian society, they have created barriers within the community of what occupations are accepted for women and what occupations are accepted for men, which creates a major issue of woman acceptance ...view middle of the document...

As the time has gone by, the difficulties for these women have decreased in terms of the experiences and situations that they had to deal with on daily to daily basis. However, even after years of much modernized changes, there are still many cases in which women are treated harshly within the Canadian military force due to the lack of acceptance of their gender. Firstly, women have taken the roles of all occupations across Canada and have shown the world that women are capable of doing each and every job, just like any other man. Although, according to historical social norms present within society, there are still many cases in which women are treated with disrespect within the Canadian military force. According to the historical social norms present within society, the ideology that women are supposed to stay at home in order to complete the demands of motherhood is heavily influenced upon, and thus individuals believe women shouldn’t enter such male-dominated occupations and instead they should remain at home to complete their historical womanhood tasks (Teitel, 2013). Secondly, due to these historical social norms that are still present within society, the ideology influences on the fact that men should only be a part of the Canadian military since it is a male-dominate occupation. Thus, society has still not...

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