For instance, women take unpaid leave more often than men, often to take care of newborns. Did you know that if more employers offered paid maternity leave, women are twice as likely to return back to their original employers? In fact, women’s earnings can decrease up to 7% per child that she has. Sometimes education level can be a reason for a pay gap, women with master’s degrees still only make 72% of what men with master’s degrees make. It is certain that some circumstances can somewhat explain the gender pay gap,but the rest is left to another factor, pure discrimination.
In the short story “The Lady of Shalott,” the woman was willing to lose her life just to escape being isolated and having a chance at finding her first love. Sadly, her life ended and she never got to experience the joy of happiness. Being socially isolated can make a person want to shorten their life or loneliness could cause a shorter life span itself. Social isolation causes a greater risk of death because of the lack of simply being socially interactive. “Social contact itself also may have specific biological maintenance.” (Szalavitz) Being isolated affects one’s health and may cause death due to the lack of affection or loving another person.
The gap between men and women in poverty is far vaster in America than anywhere else. In 2007, 13.8 percent of females were poor compared to the 11.1 percent of men. Women living in high-income countries such as the United States give birth with the help of medical attention, but for low-income countries this is usually not the case. The Death Toll in poverty by race causes the population of many poor Americans to double 25 percent every year. There are a lot of drawbacks to those who have low-income such as housing stability and economic development.
Working at the factory provides Lyddie with a great deal of money, more than she has ever got before. If Lyddie had not gone to the factory she would have no money left. Before Lyddie worked at the factory she had a different job. She was a house maid and got paid little to no income at all, then when she went to the factory all of that changed. “ The pay reflected her proficiency, she was making almost $2.50 a week…” ( page 86 ).
A main reason was that people in the upper class had better living conditions than the lower. In spite of this, there were still many infant deaths, no matter what class they were born. Of everyone born in the 1850’s, only 40% of them would get through their childhood and live to be sixty (“Death and Childhood in Victorian England”). Another large difference was what women did in their daily lives. There was no need for rich women to really raise their kids, because they could afford someone to look after them.
Ulrich discusses that this slogan succeeded in today’s world so well because women have always had a specific stereotype. They are only known to be the caretakers to the real laborers, therefore women were easily forgotten. If women were seen out of the home doing something or trying to do a “man 's job”, individuals look poorly upon them ultimately leaving women’s history in the dust. “The problems with this argument is not only that it limits women. It also limits
A Professor for the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Carol Hay, addresses the manor of the misconception that women professors have one job, to teach. Hay writes this to express her opinion about how students may believe that women professors are going to coddle them, or in a guy's case, be their “plaything”. In order for Hay’s point to be heard she uses a strict, yet pleading, tone to get her readers to understand that being a woman professor can be tough. In today's world many people don't grasp the fact that women aren't just toys or always supposed to treat people like their children. A professor that is a woman is indeed professional about her job so students need to understand that being a professor is the only thing they are to them.
This novel connects to many teens who do not have the confidence to speak up for themselves, like Melinda. Furthermore, this novel talks about real world problems such as women empowerment, depression, and communication. Firstly, a real-world example that connects to this novel is women empowerment. Melinda does a report for bonus marks on the Suffragettes in Mr. Neck's class.
The father virtually has no reproductive rights while the mother can essentially do whatever she likes with the child, may it be abandonment, abortion, or adoption. This is a "privilege". Women also get their children in custody cases abundantly more than the father. A report from "census.gov" showed that the average (over 14 years, 1995-2009) amount a mother gets the child is 84% with only 16% of fathers getting custody. Brette Sember, an ex-divorce attorney said, "...judges definitely prefer mothers.
She is expected to be married and to be having babies by the time she is 22 years old. Skeeter's mother considers it her duty to help her daughter, but her attempts are critical and Skeeter is a constant disappointment. Mrs. Phelan says that four years of college is more than enough for a woman. When Skeeter searches the newspaper for a job, she discovers that men are paid more for the same work. The path for white women seems just as narrowly defined as the path for black maids.
In today’s world, America has tried to compensate for past inequalities so that both genders can have equal opportunities in life. However, it is still not perfect. Meghan Casserly, a member of the Forbes Entrepreneurs team, analyzed the 2012 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to discover that, “this year a total of 16 states boast women earning 80 cents or more to every male dollar, twice the count of 2010”. This shows how women are close to earning equivalent salaries to their male counterparts, but the gap is not quite closed yet. It is excellent that people are now paying attention to gender inequality and trying to do something about it.