This short commercial explores the double standards and gender bias that many women face in the workplace. We’ve been looking at the idea of gender stereotyping and gender bias in the past few weeks; for example, how women are seen as more domestic, emotionally caring people while men are seen as rational, dedicated workers. A mother’s place is with her children, whereas the father should provide for his family. Women who decide to work are considered ‘selfish’. Men who work after hours are ‘dedicated’.
There is a serious issue in the genders wage gaps. An article I read stated “Wage gaps may be most extreme for professionals engaged in work activities in which their gender, ethnicity, sexuality or other identity traits are seen as inconsistent with skill in those activities” (Cech). This shows that even professional high jobs have wage gas and not even just based on gender also on ethnicity and sexuality. There should not be diffrent pays based on this that most people cannot control. In another article it states “Men provided the wage work and women the unpaid domestic work” (Women at work).
She was a part of the fight for better working conditions. Another reason why women faced hardships in the workplace was because women had been on an almost equal level with men in the workplace until men came back from World War I. When all the men left to fight in World War I, they left their jobs open. Their positions were filled up by others with lower jobs, like women and African Americans. For women, these jobs paid better and were "less susceptible to economic exploitation."
What does she seek to communicate about the state of affairs for women in the contemporary workplace? Sandberg is trying to say to that what had happen in the past is still happen in the future. Women are still being oppressed and stereotyped. Genders are still not equal. “Girls are being discouraged from exhibiting” which can be one of the reason why many highly educated women are still not employed in top jobs.
One area that is still in process is the workplace. Women in the workplace are not given the same equity at work because they are also considered caregivers at home. According to the Harvard Summer School, Mary Britton states, “If women put many more hours into these household activities than men, this greatly disadvantages women in the workplace. It is unrealistic to expect gender equality if workplaces demand that women be available all the time”. The blind spot, which is expecting women to work at home and the office, is a problem because the heavy workload is not understood by others.
Women often fall victim if they do not accept the advances made by their fellow male workers. They have become victims of sexual abuses and rapes while going back home and this is due to lack of proper security. Studies of women’s wages conclude that women are discriminated against in U.S. labor markets. These studies also are misleading because they suffer from the bias caused by omitted information. There is also social discomfort in allowing women to work outside the home in countries like India.
Women in the 1930’s had much different lives and expectations than today. Due to the depression many people had to change their lives to support their families and that includes women. After the feminist movement of the 1920s, due to the depression, women were forced to return to their previous lives as submissive housewives although many were required to earn an income by getting a job. There were many stereotypes surrounding women that affected the way they lived. Women were believed to be the civilizing force, taking care of the children and home, and that society could not survive without them (Moran).
Women’s Rights and Suffrage Women were not treated equal to men. When women started to work in the factories, during the Industrial Revolution, they began to think that if they are working with men then they should get the same rights as men. Women were working hard but were treated unfairly, they got less money than men, even though they worked harder in the factories as well as they still ran their households. They decided to start the Women’s Suffrage Act. Women were treated like property and got little to no respect.Women should be treated equal to men.
This can also be referred to as mental labour which is defined as constantly worrying which can have a negative impact on these women’s performance at work. Furthermore, working mothers are mostly the ones who adjust their work schedules to meet family demands, such as taking their kids to a doctor’s appointment or to soccer practice. Working mothers may feel that they do not allocate enough time to their job and have to catch up, which makes them preoccupied with job-related matters outside the workplace (Knapton, 2008). These women face a pressure to be good mothers and good workers that results in stress and
In an article, it sated that in every second of time in Australia woman who is pregnant feels discriminated by their employers which was conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission (Business Insider Australia, 2014). The type of discrimination that the pregnant ladies face are cut in their salary, not being involved in training, personal development and promotional opportunities as well (Business Insider Australia, 2014). All those discrimination that is stated is only during the pregnancy and after the lady have gave birth to her child and return to work, some ladies have gotten negative comments about their breastfeeding or even if the lady is working part time or flexible hours are being commented on and they are preferably not no work flexible hours (Business Insider Australia, 2014). That statement was proved by the commission report of supporting Working parents: pregnancy and return to work national review, in the report it was found that in the ratio of one out of two women are discriminated at workplace during their pregnancy, parental leave and on their return to work (Business Insider Australia, 2014). A commissioner named Elizabeth Broderick stated that such discrimination that is carried out in the workplace has its own cost which could affect directly to the