Recent headlines have highlighted the fact that rape culture is prevalent in our society, most noticeably on college campuses. To understand why this is a social issue we first have to understand what rape culture entails. Rape culture is a set of assumptions that reinforces male sexual aggression and disregards violence against females (Hildebrand & Najdowski, 2015, p. 1062). Simplified, it is an environment where sexual violence is normalized and most of the time excused.
“ A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is a human”- Vera Nazarian. In the 1920 's, women didn’t have the right to vote, which later led to the 19th amendment that gave the women the right to vote. Females all over the world have been affected by this because they still are not treated equally even though the 19th Amendment gave them hope that will soon come into place. Women weren’t able to do many things as men such as working conditions, help out with war and vote. Therefore, women should have equal rights and not be treated differently.
Canadian women earned 87 cents to every dollar made by men in 2015, according to Statistics Canada in a statement released on International Women’s Day. This statement was released to show how today’s wage gap has improved compared to the 77 cents women made to every man’s dollar in 1981 (CBC News). It’s meant to represent an improvement and is supposed to be a good thing, yet it is not. Why? Because this statistic should not even exist in the first place. Women have been discriminated against for centuries and have always been underpaid for doing the exact same jobs men do. Why is there a gap then you may ask. Well, it is due to the basic fact that women are not men, thus do not need to be treated equally to their male counterparts. Enough
Work is one of the ways we meet daily survival needs. The type of work you do determines how you are rewarded in society. Paid work is paid employment as well as, a form of work that requires obligation time. Domestic labor is the unpaid tasks involved in maintaining the household, purchasing and prepping food, and taking care of the children. It is a system that is based on love and duty, not wage. Many do not consider domestic labor as “work”.
What is the issue with wage gaps? Well have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re are facing struggles with money but a few months ago you were doing just fine? That might have to do with the wage gaps in the United States of America. When you know that the government is letting this happen I wouldn’t want to trust the government as much. So if the government knows about these wage gaps why aren’t they doing something?
The discrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, covers discrimination of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin for the workforce, yet surprisingly, men still receive greater pay than women of the same field. Why is it that women get shafted when it comes to their salary? Why do they fall in the gap? Why does race affect the salary of employees?
For centuries, women have been subject to many different types of inequalities. Consequently, they are subjects of disadvantages every day. From politics, economics, education, and even health care, gender inequality exists everywhere. One of the biggest problems this causes is a distribution of wealth between men and women. Even though this has been a persistent issue to date, there has been little talk of change. Critics of gender inequality are quick to place blame on the government or businesses for not hiring women, but do not suggest a way of destroying the inequality altogether. The first step of this process is to give women the equal chance of economic success as men have. This means addressing
Income inequality doesn’t just stop at race. It is also quite apparent that there is financial discrimination against females in the workplace. Although we have improved as a country, gender income inequality remains a large issue today. The median income of male workers is $783 dollars less than it was 42 years ago. The median income of a female worker is $1,300 less than it was in
In the United States poverty is defined as the general scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. It is a multi-layered concept that includes social, economic, and political elements. Poverty may be defined as absolute or relative. Poverty uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or noncash benefits. The United States government officially classifies 15 percent of the population as poor. Each year, the U.S Census Bureau determines poverty status by comparing pre-tax cash income to a threshold that is set three time the cost of a minimum food diet that is updated annually for inflation using the CPI (Consumer Price Index), and adjusted to family size, composition, and age of householder.
Throughout American history, discrimination has always been a problem no matter what event of the past. It 's a constant battle whether its race, religion, beliefs, gender, or simply how someone appears. One of the most controversial of these has to be the debates on whether or not there truly is a Gender Wage Gap. In fact, it does exist, but those who hear the words, “Gender Wage Gap”, may believe in a system where it 's designed to pay women less, regardless of race, ethnicity, or social class, than their counter sex. It may also seem that due to this, system, it generally means that women will have unequal pay for equal work. Some even believe that unequal pay impacts women of color harder more than a
The social problem that I am going to introduce is the gender pay gap. This social problem does not fit into the core American value of equality because, quite obviously, having a gap in pay between the genders does not fit the basic definition of “equality”. If all variables are accounted for, a woman, on average, makes 78 cents to every dollar a man makes. With simple math, we can see that there is a discrepancy of 22 cents between women and men’s respective pays. Since the United States was founded on the ideal of “equality for all”, one would presume that this basic principle would extend to equal pay for equal work as well. Since, clearly, this is not the case, it is vital that we change this aspect of our economic system around so that
In a perfect world women would receive the same pay as men, they would be seen as strong as men, and be taken as seriously as men. Unfortunately, even if women try to believe that they live in a perfect world they must remember that they do not. A woman is not set to have to same income as her fellow male co-worker, nor are they taken as seriously as their male counterpart. A female will be paid seventy-three cents in comparison to every dollar that a male with the same qualifications and career is paid. As a female, most women find this unacceptable. It is not acceptable for a woman to be paid less solely based on her gender, something that she has no control over. A lower overall income means a woman must work even harder to be able to afford the same lifestyle as a
In some places around the world women are not seen as equals to men and this is shown in their treatment at work and in their pay. Women are not given the same opportunities as men to achieve higher ranks and better pay. All people should be seen equal.
History reveals that gender inequality has been a prevalent issue for a very long time. Women have come a long way from not being able to join the labor force, fighting for their rights, and especially voicing their opinions politically. Not only in the United States, but also in some parts of the world, policymakers and national security issues were handled by the elite, typically rich, white men. Women eventually began to take notice that they were being excluded from society and in turn began to do something about it. Feminist groups formed as major world events took place. From the Cold War to World War II, women became more involved in international security. The use of propaganda propelled women’s involvement in these war efforts