Gender, of what their male counterparts earn;

Gender, sex, and sexuality are
not the same thing. Initially, sex refers to physical or physiological differences between males
and females determined at birth. Gender is a term defined by how males and
females behave as the gender one has regarding to the culture expectations. Sexuality
includes aspects related to sexual preferences, desires, and practices of
human. In American culture, there had been some perceptions about sex, gender,
and sexuality that helped make changes in areas such as to request for sex
equality; to have a openly wide view about transgender and intersex. An example
of sex inequality showcased by Welsch and Vivanco, “In the United States today,
only 18% of Congressional seats are held by women; in the workplace women earn
on average 81% of what their male counterparts earn; and sex discrimination
persists in social expectations.” (p. 298). However, the perception of
masculinity and male domination was altered gradually through time due to
various debates and protests occurred about gender inequality and mistreatment
between male and female. In addition, the idea of transgender and intersex were
step by step to be widely accepted. Starting in the 1990s, political activists
in the United States created pressures on the government as well as community
to officially recognize the rightfulness of transgender people. Or in the year
of 1960 and 1970, the gay and lesbian rights movement was supported by openly
gay and lesbian celebrities that called attention to this issue of human
sexuality.