Mertz states that many of Sudan’s female population is uneducated and are not even given the chance to attend schools and colleges if the family’s financial situation does not allow it. On the other hand, the case is exactly the opposite if a male family member is involved. This is mainly due to the country’s traditions
This piece of evidence is very important because when calculating for the wage gap unemployment is also taken into factor and there is a big gender employment gap with more women not in jobs. This means women will be earning less money when averaged with men because more men have jobs. Many women are out of work for many reasons such as family matters and still in a patriarchal society today men are seen as the “breadwinners” of families however, society is ever changing. Besides unemployment another major factor that goes into the so called wage gap are women's choices in jobs as well as the responsibilities many women are felt they need to take on as well as a career. In a paper by Watson (2017) the author states “Primarily, women are more likely to take time off work for childcare, leading to less experience and fewer opportunities for career growth later in life.
According Eurostat, in 2014 women 's gross hourly earnings were on average 16.1% below those of men in the European Union. Gender pay gap is becoming more important subject of various discussions. One of the major fighters in this gender based problem are feminists. They claim that an unequal payment is a consequence
Women were believed to be the civilizing force, taking care of the children and home, and that society could not survive without them (Moran). Due to this sexist ideology many women didn’t get jobs due to the hostility they would face from the rest of society. This causes a problem during the depression when may families could use all the money they could get. The Women’s Bureau asserted that wives who held outside jobs were destroying the
Girls might drop out of school if they marry or get pregnant at an early age (Glick 1637). Girls in socially excluded groups, such as the Mayans in Guatemala, the rural tribes in Pakistan, and the lower castes in India, are not likely to attend school because they tend to be poorer, and the families need their girls’ to work instead of going to school. The excluded groups also tend to live in rural or remote places that have less access to schools (Glick 1639). In the article called “The Case for Universal Basic Education for the World’s Poorest Boys and Girls” Sperling reports that girls with disabilities or AIDS in third world countries are not likely to receive an education because there is no teachers or schools that can handle these situations. In addition to that, girls that are orphans, have only one parent, or are refugees, are more likely to not attend school because they are limited in having the opportunity to do so (Sperling 213).
I find it very hard to believe that, when even in the schools, children of different sex, race and age are not even treated equal, so how can the outside world be equal? In the second paragraph of the article Why education inequality persist—and how to fix it, “In contrast, the best-funded schools with the highest percentage of experienced teachers are most often located in the most economically advantaged neighborhoods”. How can we even be close to equality? The declaration does not live up to what it says, or at least the important thins. They invest no time in our children,they treat them unfair, and that is why we don 't have equality now, they make sure that everyone else and themselves are taken care of.
Steps have been taken to end this injustice, and over the years the Wage Gap has narrowed, but yet is substantial. The 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Act, protects a woman’s right to take action against pay discrimination is not enough. Despite of laws that don’t allow gender wage gap, it continues. “Federal law already prohibits gender-based pay discrimination, but violations are hard to prove and wage gaps persist in nearly every industry” (Cowely). This indicates that the government needs to pass additional wage equality legislations with severe consequences if violated and also ways to expose the employers that practice this injustice.
According to the charitable organization, Plan International, there are still 62 million girls around the world, and some of the barriers preventing them from achieving this education include gender norms, violence towards girls in school, and forced early marriage and pregnancy. In Vatican City, women still do not have the right to vote. In Yemen and in Afghanistan women cannot leave their house without their husband's permission. The lists go on and on and on. “Traditional values”, “gender roles”, in many ways these words can be used to mean, “Make women lesser beings than men”.
Although times and conditions have changed, women in today 's society are still being discriminated against because of the same belief that women are inferior to men. Women in the united states and other first world countries are being deprived of equal pay and equal rights. Women in today 's society make 80 cents for every dollar a man makes and get discriminated against because of the belief that women aren 't as strong and intelligent as mem. They have been excluded from numerous educational opportunities and in some middle-eastern countries, are stripped from their basic human rights like education and equality. Women all over the world are now coming together to fight for the rights that they
Bertrand A. Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, mathematician, and writer. People who lack education are the people who are not been taught. The cause of this is that the majority of the people are poor. There are even people who stop their children to go to schools because they want them to work, again the issue here is money. They want them to work and not be educated.