To focus on one of these “isms” for now, sexism is one that is continuously occurring everywhere in the world today. One of the major things in today’s society is the glass ceiling, in which a woman earns 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. Some reasons to justify this is due to the fact that women take maternity leave, which is discriminatory as men also take paternity leave, and it is not safe to judge that every woman will have a child. Another example is one that relates to the picture above as well. When doing the simplest of things such as shopping for Halloween costumes, boys always have creative, fun, and scary costumes, whereas a girl’s is always given the “sexy” costume, from cats to nurses, confining the women’s choices. Sexism is also not just for women, it is seen with men as well, however due to the expectation that a man will never be emotional, they are rarely spoken of. Men are always seen as sex-crazed and controlling, as seen in the Britney Spears music video above as well. They are not expected to say no, which is one of the reasons many sexual assault cases on men are never recorded. A sex is what you are born as but identity is developed and varies with each individual, but unfortunately we still categorize the separate genders and too many are being forced to conform to society’s expectations everyday. In conclusion, if the examples of the music video and ads shown above are looked at again and instead of a man, woman, or homosexual, they were all harassing a person of colour, it would seem more harsh. However due to the normalization of such sexist and homophobic acts in society, many of these offensive ads don’t affect people as much. No matter the colour, the sex, or the identity, a human is a human and our societies have done their best to trap us in separate boxes, however it is our choice to get out and end the cycle.