Equal pay continues to be an ever-challenging uphill battle for women in the U.S. today. Steinem also pointed out how the death count of women by boyfriends or husbands is larger than several important events in our history combined (2014). Yet, as men hold more power than women do, some people associate these violent acts as the woman disobeying the man, and they think that this is how society is. This is also an example of the ideology that men are still superior to women in terms of
If women did not stand up for themselves then, women today would not be able to experience all of the freedom they have. Women today are able to receive the education they want and build their own career. However, they do not have the full equality due to men getting paid higher than women along with women getting paid higher than others based on their racial background. Will women ever get paid the same as men do? Or will women continue to be paid less than men?
She realized that men were so empowered because of what they were allowed to have, such as an education, and it put men above women. She fought to change that, and fought for women’s rights. Most men in parliament thought that women would not comprehend how it operated, so they should not take part in it. This angered many women, so Pankhurst established the Women’s Social and Political Union to empower women in Europe. The unification became recognized as the Suffragettes.
President Hoover had once said ““You have demonstrated not only your dauntless courage, but also the capacity of women to match the skill of men in carry through the most difficult feats of high adventures.”” (Pelt, p.131) This quotes, that had large impact on other people, show that she did change many important peoples opinions. Many people had multiple perspectives about women's equal rights, who were mostly men, but even some women who had doubted themselves. People against the thought of women and “had believed that marriage was the ideal vocation for women. Amelia did not agree.” (Flemming, p.28) Leaders like President Hoover from the paragraph before had first had a different idea on this. Women were also scared or ashamed to try careers or jobs that men had and just thought that women were better off staying at home.
Throughout the course of history, they have been denied many freedoms that every man has and they want to be equal to their counterparts. In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in the United States of America and developed the women’s suffrage. Slowly, women are receiving the freedoms of being their own person rather than this stereotypical woman figure that has been long awaited for because they should already be treated equal among men. The key features that women have been viewed as stereotypical is femininity, care, nurture, maternity, and dependent upon men. Society expects women to have the ideal feminine characteristics; however, women do not always generally have those types of traits and can have some just like men.
According to a poll conducted by the Huffington Post 82% of females agree that women and men should have all the same equalities which is the definition of feminism, but only 20% of those women classify themselves as a feminist. With a large percentage of all women in america that agree to the definition of feminism assuring that men and women should be equal in every aspect of life. Although feminism can be beneficial for the female population, some believe that women should even be higher than men. As men were always the hierarchy women began to fight for their rights and have come to believe that they should have more. Feminism is the act of creating men and women equal, with the likely chance of a woman becoming president that is also a feminist there are many issues that may occur.
Gender Inequality in sports is an issue as old as sport itself. I choose this topic because we as a society seem to sweep it under the rug time after time. Women in sports however, try to address the issue only to have it go on deaf ears, leaving them to continue in the sport hoping something will change. Over the last few decades, strides have been made, but he sport remains an institution dominated by men. These women, whether they are in sport or in the business world, want a fair chance to be on the same level as their male counterparts.
I think this law is often broken because of women getting paid lower wages and also not being able to be promoted. At the women’s rights convention it was stated “we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal:” (Document A) This document really speaks to me because of how it applies to me and my future self as a mother and a worker. In conclusion, I think that all ideals of the Declaration of Independence are important. These three stated are the ones that just most stand out to me. I like the idea of having natural rights, equality and having a controlling government.
According to the United States Department of Labor, 57% of women get up and go to work in the morning just like men; the difference is they don’t get paid the same. Women have fought for the right to get an equal education, equal rights such as voting, and now women need to fight to get equal pay. Although some choose to believe that gender is no longer a problem in the work place, it is seen as early as high school; on the contrary, this belief is entirely wrong. Women deserve to receive equal pay for equal works because it would financially advance our society, help with the productivity of families and generations to come, and take less of a burden off of men. There are many important people who contribute to passing laws that restrict women inequality; however, Lilly Ledbetter is probably the most important.
Also, on March 8th, 2017 some women didn’t go to work so that they could march on Washington and show the immense impact they have on society. Although, most women couldn't afford to take off from work because they are hourly wage earners and needed every 77 cents on the dollar they could get. The wage gap is not a problem in the United States. The fact that women get paid 23 cents for a every dollar a man makes is justifiable. One reason why the wage gap is okay is that men work harder than women do.
Sperry and Mrs. Wagner are imaginary, wage gap inequality is very real. I would hope that as I begin my professional career, I am treated with the same high esteem as my male counterparts. Working hard all my life to be paid less is not a practice I would like to take part in. I feel the only plausible and effective way to solve the wage gap inequality is for the head of companies to intervene and take immediate action rather than taking a backseat approach and instructing companies to implement programs that won’t have an immediate effect. A hands-on approach by someone in charge will not only address the severity of the issue but will encourage all women to take it upon themselves to declare their equality and demand that they be treated as such.
Women work just as hard as men, if not harder, however they are valued as much less. The women’s pay gap has effected much more then just wages but has impact on employer-sponsored health and retirement benefits, training opportunities, flexible work arrangements, and paid family and sick leave. Pay gaps aren’t just an issue to the average American woman, but to some of the most well-known, respected athletes of this era. Women’s athletics, specifically women’s soccer, do not get paid as much as men for doing the same thing, however they should be paid equally. Every woman should be paid equal wages.
However, not all views were changed as some employers made agreements with unions promising to protect skilled men’s jobs after the war; portraying traditional views of women were still present - they were still expected of maintaining their ‘wife and mother’ role. Likewise, Bruley strengthens the argument that ‘One of the ironies of war is that women on whole emerged in 1918 healthier and enjoyed a higher standard of living than in 1914’. Bruley’s view has limited validity because women proved that being employed helped them mentally and physically as work occupied their mind and not their husbands. This helped them build communities of support for their love ones in war. Women were unifying as unmarried mothers, who were usually shunned away in society, were allowed to return to work, although at Woolwich children of these women were cared for in a separate nursery from children of married women.
The day following the inauguration hundreds of thousands of men and women descended upon the capital marching in the Women’s March. One of their chief concerns was the gender wage gap. According to the US Census Bureau on average women make 79 cents to the man 's dollar. Women have long fought for equal pay, and the wage gap has shrunk with the institution of the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Still as the election has turned the tide in a more conservative direction, many women fear that the wage gap will be overlooked and no further progress will be made.
In the society that we live in, there is a strong belief that because acts have been passed that we have reached equality between men and women in all forms. Many in society continuously state that there is no need for feminism or any type of movement for women 's rights because they have not been taught the truth and are fed the lies that people around them have constructed. “Women just starting their careers are earning wages closer to their male counterparts today than in previous decades. But researchers say men can quickly surpass women in both pay and seniority, especially in the private sector” (Mcswane 3). There have been many improvements in women 's wages but men are more likely to get raises or have a larger salary because of their sex.