How does gender impact our lives?

GBC students chime in on the role gender plays in their everyday lives

Gender has been a hot topic over the past year.

Whether in fashion, with the ever-blurring lines of male and female wear, or in politics, with the American military’s ban on transgender soldiers, gender shapes many parts of our world. 

Individual experiences may vary but when it comes to the effect gender has a student’s everyday life, there seems to be a consensus. 

Anthony Paggiossi, a construction management student. Photo: Nico deVeber / The Dialog

“More males will probably have opportunities where females won’t, which is kind of messed up because we’re in 2019 now, so we should all work together as a team,” said Anthony Paggiossi, a construction management student.

Ryan Gonzales, civil engineering student. Photo: Nico deVeber / The Dialog

“The landscape is changing now. So (gender) does not necessarily (affect me) in 2019.” said Ryan Gonzales, civil engineering student. “A lot of the times I felt that way, but not so much now.” 

Kelsey Wenn, interior design and technology student. Photo: Nico deVeber / The Dialog

“I’m coming from an appointment where they told me because I am a woman, it’s very unlikely that I could get a tubal ligation, because ‘I’m young, and I should totally have babies.’ Things like that are pretty much the only thing that affects me,” said Kelsey Wenn, interior design and technology student. 

Asad Matcheswalla, gemmology student. Photo: Nico deVeber / The Dialog

“I’m not sure, I haven’t really thought about it. I do see there is a gender disparity, but nothing that I would say affects me directly,”
said Asad Matcheswalla, gemmology student.

Stephanie Leach, interior design and technology student. Photo: Nico deVeber / The Dialog

“It affects my travelling. Getting home, I’m always worried about walking in the dark. It’s not something I can freely do because I’m a female.”

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How does gender impact our lives?