Institutional discrimination is defined as “the unequal treatment of subordinate groups inherent in the ongoing operations of society’s institutions.”
Use the information you learned in the Explore learning module this week about discrimination, as well as the articles and websites below to develop an essay answering one of the following questions:
1. “To what extent do women in the U.S. Military today still face institutional discrimination?”
2. “How is the Sharia Law that governs the behavior of women an example of institutional discrimination?”
Use additional online resources, as needed, to develop your argument.
Women in the Military:
Women, Regardless: Understanding Gender Bias in U.S. Military Integration
Women in the Military
Systemic Sexism in the Military
In the Army, Sex Discrimination Begins at West Point
Female Snipers Face Discrimination
Women and Sharia Law:
On This ‘Day Without a Woman,’ Don’t Leave Women Oppressed by Sharia Law Behind
Six Things Women in Saudi Arabia Still Can’t Do
Women, Islam, and the Twenty-first Century
Women Living Under Muslim Laws
The Logic Behind 1+1=1: When Gender Discrimination Takes a Religious Disguise?
Sharia Councils Treat Muslim Women Unfairly, MPs Told
The writing assignment should be a minimum of 500 words and include an introduction with an overview of your essay, ending with a thesis statement answering one of the following questions “To what extent do women in the U.S. Military today still face institutional discrimination?” or “How is the Sharia Law that governs the behavior of women an example of institutional discrimination?” in your own words.
The essay should also include a body with support for your claim. You may use the City College library’s databases to locate outside resources to provide support.
Be sure to end your essay with a solid conclusion that wraps up and summarizes all of the ideas presented throughout your essay.
Your paper should be formatted in APA style with an APA-formatted title page. Any outside resources should be included on a separate reference page and also formatted in APA style.
Click the icon below for an APA template that you can use to assist in formatting your paper: