The rise of rock and roll, the cold war, the first credit card, color T.V., school desegregation, The first organ transplant, the space race, Frank Sinatra, and the Barbie doll, all emerged in the 50’s the decade. Yes, it was remarkable one. While not all the technological advances we have today existed, one thing was certainly superior; Marriage. The once sacred institution has experienced a devastating deterioration in the last six decades; marriage in the 1950’s is unparalleled to today’s a depreciated and artificial version of this union.
Women and the battle to maintain a work-lifestyle balance has been consistently debated and toyed with by society for ages. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and author of “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” explains the continuous hardship of balancing a career and a family; as well, Stephen Marche, writer and author of “Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life and Income Equality” combats Slaughter’s article and the many gaps present in society. Slaughter and Marche compare and contrast the differences of the leadership gap between men and women, the strategies of maintaining a work-balance lifestyle in regards to family, and the type of dialogue representing men in articles written by women.
Gender equality: the pinnacle concept that American society is not-so desperately trying to achieve. Many Americans have convinced themselves that gender equality was remedied by the Nineteenth Amendment and the Second Feminist Movement, and have not considered the thousands of steps that are left on the journey. In recent years, a matter of public interest has been the gender wage gap, stating that women are earning significantly less money than men for doing an equivalent amount of work. Critics of the effort to “break the glass ceiling” claim that a pay gap does not exist, and that if it does, it is because women either do not work as hard, have to tend to their families, or hold lower paying jobs. However, the gender pay gap has been proven to exist in a variety of different forms,
Throughout the time period that takes place within 혛혩혦혪혳 혌혺혦혴 혞혦혳혦 혞혢혵혤혩혪혯혨 혎혰혥, women are incessantly viewed as the weaker sex. From the very beginning, Nanny believes that Janie is too fragile to take care of herself, and therefore forces her to marry Logan Killicks. Moreover, in Janie 's marriages with both Logan and Joe, Janie is expected to believe that her self-worth depends on the men. This is shown when Logan tells her, "You ain 't got no particular place. It 's wherever Ah need yuh" (31), and when Joe remarks, "Somebody got to think for women... they sho don 't think none theirselves" (71). To both Logan and Joe, Janie should be nothing but an obedient piece of arm candy for them to order around when needed. They never let her make decisions for herself, because they feel that, since she is a woman, they have control over her. However, when Janie is with Tea Cake, she willingly works in the muck with the other men, finally disproving the believed stereotype that women are weak and gaining confidence for herself.
Gender roles are prevalent in American culture. Yet, the gender roles have adapted through the social changes because gender roles are socially constructed. Previously, gender roles used to be distinct and defined, for example, women have babies and men go to war (Policing Gender). The primary income provider of the family has shifted, in various households, to the women, while the man stays at home with the children. In a study done by the Pew Research Center, in 1960s eleven percent of women were the primary monetary provider of the family. Today, forty percent of women are the breadwinners of the family, meaning the roles of women and men have dramatically modernized since the Industrial Revolution (Wang). With great ferocity, gender roles
In her article, “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” Sheryl Sandberg discusses the issue of women’s equality and success in the workplace. She states that women are told they won’t become as successful as their male counterparts, and ironically that becomes true. Sandberg also discusses women and their struggles of balancing personal lives and work. Although the article may seem slightly monotonous, the author appears extremely credible and reliable because of her use of references to pop culture, use of personal stories, and exceptional use of facts.
America prides itself on being one of the most effective democratically governed counties. The idea of the American dream is that all people have equivalent political freedoms and a responsive government. However the effectiveness of social equality is being threatened by increasing inequality in the United States. Economic inequality in the US has expanded drastically. The wealth gap has had drastic changes over the past 35 years. What’s more, specifically, the rich have gotten a lot richer. Almost everybody who talk about it says that economic inequality must be reduced.
Women have had a huge impact on American history. Many seem to think that men were the only people that contributed to the foundation of America. Without the strive and intelligence women brought to the table in the early years of America this country would not be as strong and beautiful as it is today. In the beginning of this country women were seen as home makers. Women stayed home and took care of the children, cooked and cleaned while men were away working and “getting things done”. Women are highly underappreciated when the subject of history appears. Many do not like admitting that women have as much to do with the development of America as men do but it is apparent in several instances of history that America would not be what it is today without women. Several women throughout history have helped develop American society as a whole and they should be recognized.
Equality among people justifies the development of human civilization. The history witnesses how people mistreated the others and how other people fought for freedom. It proves a permanent truth that the more civilized the people are, the less inequality would be promoted. However, there was no one period in the past, even now, without inequality completely. The slavery issue in the West and the gender inequality in the East both brought unimaginable damage for not only the groups of people who were mistreated, but also the society which is supposed to be peaceful, fair and justice. In the modern century, for most countries around world it seemed that gender inequality is cruel and unreasonable, but countries in mid-Asia are exceptions. According to the report from The Global Gender Gap in 2015, Yemen and Pakistan ranked bottom of the list of gender gap which means the distances in economic and politic between men and women in those two areas was the furthest (International Rankings). Similar levels appear on the other mid-Asian countries too. The world citizens held different viewpoints. Some believed gender inequality benefits people and some protests it, so what exactly is correct way to value and evaluate gender inequality? In other words, should male and female be treated in the same way?
Gender Roles in society is used to label a specific gender to have one specific role. Men are supposed to be the dominant one to go to work all day and put food on the table. Meanwhile, the women are the ones staying home and caring for the children. But times have changed and now gender roles are evolving. I agree that gender roles have changed dramatically over the course of history because financial benefits come forth when women work, and women are also outperforming males in academics. On the contrary, one could argue that gender roles have not evolved
The gender pay gap is the difference between earnings made by men and earnings by women. The Gender pay gap is generally due to various reasons, such as differences discrimination in hiring process, differences in negotiations for pay, differences in education choices, differences in the jobs men can go compare to women can’t easily go for.
The fact also arises that women not only suffer from lack of recognition for the work they do in households but also for their work in their jobs. Women work as much as men, if not more. When both paid and unpaid work such as household chores and caring for children are taken into consideration, women work longer hours than men—an average of 30 minutes a day longer in developed countries and 50 minutes in developing countries. This is known as second shift, where women not only work at their jobs but also come back home and complete their household chores. However their contribution remains minimum due to unequal wage pay and lack of consideration given to household chores. Gender Inequality decreases the average of human capital because the
Both Marxism and Feminism strive to produce a community in which their vision of equality can be achieved. The reason that feminism, and its means, can be viewed as a more tangible approach to securing this is that it goal is to do so from within currently used political ideologies, morphing their more exploitive concepts. This strongly contrasts to Marxism’s approach which calls for a complete reworking of both political and economic structures in order to complete its objective, this radical approach to correcting inequality though well thought out conceptually would be extremely difficult to implement as all dramatic shifts from the status quo are. This difficulty in execution does not invalidate the ideology but to most relegate it to a pool of conceptual ideas to draw from. Though feminism is also difficult to class a fully formed ideology lacking in certain areas making more suited to acting as a driving force behind a pressure group, the proposals it puts forwards, as seen in both recent and past events, are able to gain traction and be incorporated into mainstream
Protecting our basic civil rights in the United States is a recognizable value that all citizens want to obey or carry out. Civil rights are rooted on the idea of any citizen not receiving equal or fair treatment compared to the people around them. Although this is true, a major issue in today’s society that I have discovered revolves around the difference in gender equality and the gender wage gap in the workforce. Some people believe that females are not as capable as males causing a flux in the wages paid for the same job, however this is a stereotype that needs to be exterminated.