So what are some possible solutions to the problems with gender?
First, recognize that race, ethnicity and gender are social constructions. They are major factors in society, but change in different times and different places.
Second, admit that if one group is being oppressed and is under- privileged that by definition another group is over-privileged. Will Kratt, a Caucasian male and educator who speaks on these issues, says that the biggest solution for racism is for white people to battle it. By the same token, sexism must be battled by men.
Third, realize that the concept of conscientizicación or conciousness-raising is all-encompassing. What affects one of us affects us all.
Fourth, realize that stereotypical images based on race/ethnicity, class and sexuality solve the problems for no one.
Fifth, get involved. Get educated, help educate others, vote, train your children, join an activist organization, or even just stop laughing at racist and sexist jokes that you don’t find funny anyway.
For more information on dealing with issues of racism, discrimination, sexism, personal responsibility and rights, ageism, "victimless" crimes and other issues, go to Five Basic Beliefs.