Studieson human life and behavior have been conducted for many years. Amongthe studies is the sociological perspective which is the study ofhuman life and his social interaction in the society or societalstructures. The sociological perspective is focused on the study ofhuman life, social interactions and how the interactions definesociety as a whole (Hogget al., 1995).The perspective developed in sociological perspective is that humanbeings are the builders of the society they live in, and they arealso the ones to alter or change it to a different structure as well.Sociological perspective comes in three forms types that are:symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and lastly functionalism.In an interview with WhoopiGoldberg,the mentioned sociological aspects are displayed. The woman has adifferent and a unique perspective on sociological point of view ofsome activities in society. Different people have differentsociological perspectives.
Symbolicinteractionism is also referred to as symbolic interaction theory. Itis the perspective that emphasizes primarily and puts symbolicmeaning on the social interaction that develops or is developed byhuman beings (Markus& Warf, 1987).The theory was first coined by one renowned philosopher of his time,Marx Weber. The perspective specifically examines the meanings thatpeople impose on objects, behaviors, and events or any happening insociety.
Functionalismis a sociological perspective theory that was coined by EmileDurkheim. The theory analyzes how social order is possible and howsociety remains stable. The theory adds that each part of thecommunity functions and hence it is vital to the stability of thecommunity. The last theory on sociological perspective was firstcoined by readers and followers of the works of Karl Marx. Conflicttheory studies how power, as well as coercion, affect social order(Eaglyet al., 2003).In this theory, the issue of gender stereotype arises in which, onegender have the perspective that they are downplayed by other. Forinstance, women see themselves as being inferior before male gender.It is from this statement that, there is going to be a comparison ofs sociological perspectives that exists in our society.
Theinterview that featured in the New York Times magazine titled “WhoopiGoldberg wants to make you feel better" had comments of WhoopiGoldberg which differ from the sociological perspective of otherwomen. WhoopiGoldbergis an actress and an Emmy, Tony and Oscar award-winning entertainer.WhoopiGoldberg isan actress, television host and comedian aged 60 from New Yoke.WhoopiGoldberg hasa unique sociological perspective just the way the conflict theorydefined it. Among the different perspective is how she view men incomparison with men. WhoopiGoldbergsees men as dominant being in the society whose p problems are easilysolved unlike for women. Problems that are facing women would havebeen solved the long time ago if it were affecting men too, butbecause it only affects women, it will never be solved.
WhoopiGoldberg usesan example of marijuana being used as a drug by women to healmenstrual pain and also cramps. Women have devised the way of healingor surprising pain by their own. However, WhoopiGoldberg arguesthat, if men were menstruatingor experiencing that menstrual pain and cramping, the medicine forthat would have been found the long time ago. But because it is apain that is only experienced by women, there are no efforts to lookfor a solution. Women will have to continue looking for marijuana asa pain reliever.
Inanother instance that WhoopiGoldberg hasa different perspective is on judgments made. Some individuals areonly proven guilty though if all witnesses were given time and heard,the suspect would not have been proven guilty but innocent. The facthere is that women are not due to the chance in such instances toexpress themselves. In fact, they are seen as liars and therefore,their testimonials are perceived as untrue. On the other side, somepeople may commit an offense and set free or proven innocent. Womenare not given a chance to express their testimonials.
Onthe matters of marriage, WhoopiGoldberg hasa different perspective too. It is usually a fact that a greaterpercentage of women will want to be in one house with their husbands.And it is a reality or a sociological phenomenon to see women and menwanting to leave together in harmony, but the perspective of WhoopiGoldbergon marriage is different. She seems to hate it the most.
Notonly in WhoopiGoldberg sociologicalperspective of marriage life is different but there are also otherpeople with a different view on that. Some women may want to stayalone in their homes, not even with kids. WhoopiGoldberg washappy being with her children but never wanted to be married. Anotherwoman will not want to be married, as well as want to be with thekids, reason being that they don’t want that care for children.They see it as tiresome and involving life activity.
Inconclusion, therefore, it is an indication from the interview on"WhoopiGoldberg Wants to Make You Feel Better” that some people in societyhave the different sociological perspective of the certain phenomenonin society. Sociological perspective studieshuman life and his social interaction in the society or societalstructures. The interaction between human in society is whatdetermines the structure of the community. Some people have differentperspectives on social life and as such, they create a differentsocietal structure that has a new dimensional view on certainmatters. Problemsthat are facing women would have been solved the long time ago if itwere affecting men too, but because it only affects women, it willnever be solved. This is according to WhoopiGoldberg who has a strong sociological perspective.
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