Equal Pay for Equal Work Over many years, women have been gradually given more rights such as owning property and voting, but one thing that has remained the same is that the females are not getting paid as much as men. It is important to close this pay gap because women are getting about 80% of what men are getting paid for the same work. Studies are also showing that women are charged more or have to spend more money than men. Equal pay is becoming more important as the minorities increase in the nation because the economy will suffer if a huge percentage of its workforce is getting paid 50-60 cents on the dollar. As more women are taking up the work force, it is important to pay them as much as the working men.
The issue of women’s rights and how different societies and cultures deal with it had been on the table for many centuries. In the United States of America during the 1800s, women began to move toward and demand getting equal rights as men, they decided to speak up and fight for their stolen rights. In the 1960s, continued working toward their goal, women broadened their activities through the women’s rights movement which aimed to help them in gaining their right to receive education, occupy the same jobs that were once titled only for men, and get an access to leadership positions. The women’s rights movement has a great impact on women today, although it started a long time ago, but it did not stop and women are reaping their fruit today,
‘I can be anything I want. I can do anything.” Women now are no longer subjects to the males, the are evolving in terms of gender roles and can become anything they please since they are outperforming males. There are many examples on how gender roles have changed in society dramatically. However, one might imply that women working has a toll on the children at home. According to Source 2, on the bar graphs, 74% of people agree that having a job makes it harder to raise children since their mom is going to be busy most of the time.
Data collected the National Sample Survey (NSS), 55th round (1999-2000) have been used, which is also the latest data available on migration. Women migrants have been categorized in two groups: (a) those working prior to and after migration, and (b) those who entered the labor market for the first time after migration. In some cases women leave their jobs because they do not consider it to go outside and earn money. They do not take their economic role as significant then man. Household responsibilities such as childcare and care for the aged are known to keep women away from formal employment.
The role of women during the war was crucial, as they entered the workforce to take up all of the jobs that their male counterparts left behind to fight in active combat. For the first time these women had extra spending money, a sense of independence and more importunely, a sense of purpose. They took up clerical jobs but also jobs in machinery and engineering. They were no longer merely housewives who cared for their children and husbands, but working women who were just as skilled and capable as their male peers. Their immense pride and purpose led to higher morale and better productivity, improving America’s economy and morale as a whole.
Women had to take on the men’s jobs because they left to go fight in the war. Women’s fashion choices had to change to accommodate their needs because of their new jobs. Their lifestyles changed as a result of the war. Women realized that the deserved more than what they were getting. They were doing the same jobs and they wanted equal pay and equal rights.
The Woman’s Suffrage Movement is known for having improved the quality of education for women, but this would not have been possible without the advantages they acquired during the Civil War. During the Civil War women needed to take jobs that were previously held only by men because of the level of education they required. Thus, women were required to have a better education in order to function well in these jobs while the men were at war. Since the jobs of men would undoubtedly be left for women in their absence, they had no other choice but teaching women these professions through a proper education. In addition to the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution was also part of the success for the Woman’s Suffrage Movement because women could operate machinery as easily as men, which meant more jobs were available to them.
The Little Black Dress, more commonly known as the LBD, embodied the dramatic social change WWI brought to the United States: increasing women’s independence and participation in the economy as they helped work while the men fought in the war abroad. Prior to WWI, many women wore billowing, cumbersome Victorian style clothing and were regarded by their counterparts as weak, but as time progressed and WWI came about, women undertook a new role in society. They filled in the jobs of men and did lots of heavy lifting in factories to help the economy and the war effort. Restrictive corsets were unsuited for work in the factory and women needed to dress with practicality and “a reduction in the amount of material and the use of black de saved on the cost of dresses.” Investment business owner and Progressive Jewish convert Bev May explored the relation between the infamous little black dress and its relation to the garment industry that was driven by many female Jewish immigrants and writes that “the design of the LBD was embraced as it met the functional and economic requirements of women who were entering the work place as a result of the dire economic straits that prevailed in the U.S. and Europe during the early 1900s.” The abandonment of corsets for this dress was symbolic of “women’s power to determine their own shape within fashionability.” “Young women in the 1910s began to reject the Victorian moral sensibilities—and the fashions inspired by them—which symbolically and
In a more recent history, the changing economy alongside the rise of feminism and the breakthrough of birth control, resulted in the swap over of gendered household duties. Consequently, this has also impacted fathers’ roles in the household. Another factor which resulted in the shift of gendered roles was the absence of male workers who became soldiers during the Second World War, which required women to fill the traditional manufacture jobs previously held by men. The war industry also created many new manufacturing opportunities which has continued long after the end of the war and has not declined. Studies indicate that between 1948 and 2001, the percentage of employed women, or women seeking work nearly doubled.
Women were close to having a gender quota during the wars, but their jobs were given back to men coming back from war. After World War II, the participating rate of women in the labor force were slowly increasing. The number of women that joined the labor force in war industries grew over 460% of employment (“Women”). Since genders in the labor force grew over the past years, the diversity in the labor force expanded in the following years. However, women were not considered for the battlefield because most of them would be needed as nurses for wounded soldiers.
In his essay “John J. Macionis” which appear as The Twenty-First-Century Campus: Where is the Men? And this article show how the women have great social equality after long time of being not accepted in college. He describe who the women were not welcome in all the colleges or universities in United States in one century ago. Few years ago the number of women who go to college has increase until they finally matched the men. Moreover, the low income make more women go to college then men, and that because they able to find a jobs without needing for college degree.