Since the 1970’s, women have been able to attend service academies. Even in the 1990’s, they were allowed into military roles, but with many exceptions so that they could not perform in combat. Furthermore, women “earn more than 44 percent of master’s degrees in business and management, including 37 percent of MBAs” (Warner). Although there are many women who have high degrees in business, the Fortune 500 board is only about 17% woman. Women have shown in the statistics that they are capable of achieving high business degrees, so it does not make sense that they are not owning more higher ranking businesses.
In 1970 women only won 2% of mayoral elections, today they win over 15%. Regardless of these consummations, women still remain the minority in holding political positions. As of 2015 80.7% of the House of Representatives and 80% of the Senate remain men. Likewise, few women have ever held a US cabinet position
50% of the world’s population include women, however, women continue to be underrepresented as citizens, leaders and elected officials. Despite economic prosperity and political stability as a first world country, Canada’s underrepresentation of women in politics is less than in many underdeveloped countries and thus, brings forth inequality in society as well. Statistics Canada shows that majority of students graduating from post-secondary are women, and this indicates that women should have equal opportunities that men do. Women are accounted for 56.3% of total enrolments in Universities in Canada, which is compared with 43.7% for men. These numbers have remained relatively stable over the past decade with female graduates representing 58% of the total number of graduates in 2012 as well.
Gender Inequality is a social issue undoubtedly affecting promotions, morale and productivity of female officers within the Customs and Excise Department. As a female law enforcement officer I am experiencing many setbacks in the department which is due to gender inequality. After reading many articles and journals on the social issue in the workplace, I believe that this is highly prevalent and affecting the female working population in Belize. Using the department where I work as an example, the labor force is comprised mostly of men who men have better jobs ranks, get better pay and are promoted at a higher rate in comparison to females. According to a report by the American Association of University Women, “women of all ages, races, ethnic
Although women are underrepresented in the higher ranks, one of the officers is the K9 handler for our department. There are not many, but women are now being able to move into all roles and ranks within law enforcement. As of 2013 it was reported that “there were just 219 women holding chiefs ' jobs in the U.S., where there are now more than 14,000 police agencies”
Unfortunately, Aboriginal people have been exploited in Canada for decades, which has resulted in high levels of gender and class oppression. The long history of colonialism, in combination with Capitalism, has heavily influenced how Aboriginal people are viewed and treated in Canadian society. The daily struggles, injustices,
How different would life be if your nation was discriminated and seen as unequal to the rest of the people in your country? Unfortunately, this is a major problem in the Indigenous community of Canada today. Discrimination against the Indigenous dates back to early European settlement, and although efforts have been made in recent generations to make the country a mosaic of peoples and cultures, a recent poll suggests that more than one-third of respondents believe racism against Indigenous people is increasing in Canada. Although the Indigenous are considered the “First Peoples of Canada,” they are continuously being discriminated because of their ethnicity / race, they are being unreasonably searched, and they are not receiving the basic
Mike Honda once said, “Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.” Honda is making it clear that when women receive a lower pay than their male counterparts, it is not only the exploitation towards women, but a disadvantage to their household. It is common for industries to have a women’s salary be less than that of her equal male colleague. However, with unequal pay being an issue for many years, and the increase of violence in the United States, will this issue ever be truly solved? The medical field is among the top five industries with the largest gender wage gap. The gender wage gap is an existing issue in education.
Inequality between genders and norms on tolerating violence against women are the root causes of violence against women in Canada (Violence against women, n.d.). Women in Canada are at a greater risk than men when it comes to domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking (Gender-based violence, n.d.). Despite the various numbers of programs and rules that have been developed to counter the violence against women in Canada, studies have shown violence against women in Canada continues firmly and is one of the major problems in the society (Violent victimization of aboriginal women in the Canadian provinces, 2009). The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to
Women with a master's degree earn $32,500 less than men possessing a similar degree" (2015, para. 58). Even though women are joining careers that are dominated by men the pay gap continues and even in female dominated careers there is still lower
Todays women are more educated, more confident, more motivated, so they could have same career’s position like men in society, even though equal payment still has not reached in many countries even in a developed county such as Canada. There are some factors that related to unfair wages for different gender. According to the National Household survey shows while women made up 48 per cent of the workforce in 2011, they were most likely to be employed in sales and service jobs (27 per cent), followed by business, finance and administration (24.6 per cent) then education, law and community and government services (16.8 per cent). Among the 20 most common jobs for women, women accounted for more than nine out of 10 workers in: administrative assistant;
Women in Australia are also faced with inequality in the workplace, particularly regarding unequal pay. Although the principle of equal pay was granted to women in 1969, full-time working women continue to suffer an apparent decreased wage in comparison to men, with the average gender pay gap at 2015 being 24% or $27 254 per year . As instigated by Fair Work Australia, gender pay equity is when ‘men and women receive equal pay for work of equal or comparable value,’ ideally meaning that employers should ensure uniform pay for equal work. However, this inequality continues to impact women. The discrimination inflicted upon women can be attributed to a number of factors, however primarily to the continued societal stereotypes governing the role of women and how they are expected to engage in the workplace.
For many women in Canada, retirement only means financial struggle. Senior women are twice as likely to live in poverty than men. Men and Women work about the same hours in a day but women do more unpaid work like childcare, cooking and housework. In order to manage their household responsibilities, many women choose part-time or temporary jobs which is bad because most of these jobs are low paid and have no long term security. Compared to other developed countries, Canada’s poverty rate is very high as we rank 20th out of the 31 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries.
Despite the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers in Canada, due to the Great Depression, Canada still needed a greater labour force to be able to support Canada and her allies ' troops. When the Prime Minister of Canada, being William Lyon Mackenzie King established the National Selective Service in March of 1942, he declared that the recruitment of women for employment to be "the most important single factor of the program". Without the help of women in the labour force, Canada would not have been able to support their troops with a lot of necessary equipment for the war, which included ammunition, guns, and planes. The help of women in the civilian paid labour force was another essential contribution to