In the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave everything is not equal. Women make less money than men do and it has been proven to be in general seventy eight cents to the dollar. Even when the comparison is within the same job field there is a difference. Black and Latino women make even less compared to white men. What’s even worse is the pay gap is not getting better.
In the 1960s, Julie Christie, a British actress once said, “I remember becoming aware of women 's issues and inequality. It became glaringly clear to me when I was living in America that women are regarded as less intelligent than men”. In the 1930s, this idea was expressed to an even greater extent by the American author, John Steinbeck in the novella, Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck epitomizes this idea of women being unequal to men through the example of Curley’s wife, the only woman living on an all-male ranch. She is discriminated against in many ways while she attempts to gain power over others. Steinbeck depicts Curley’s wife as an inhuman attention seeker who is constantly pursuing power over weaker individuals. In addition, Steinbeck shows
Therefore, women should have equal opportunities because women are human beings as well as men. For instance, women should be able to have equal pay wage. Women are also being criticize by their race, depending on their race, the amount of money they get. For example, according to the Americans for a fair chance, stated, “women earn approximately 77 cents for every dollar men earn. Minority women fare- significantly worse- black women earn 66 cents, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents for every dollar men earn.” (“Americans for a Fair Chance”) It is unfair that women are doing the same job as men and still get less payment. A lot of these jobs are either feminine or masculine. Such as, hair salon or engineering. Another reason, women should
On August 18, 1920, women gained the right that approximately half the population already possessed, the right to vote. In 1948, congress passed the Women 's Armed Services Integration Act, allowing women to serve in the military, a right that men already were given. In the 1960’s, banks could refuse to authorize a credit card for woman. It wasn 't until 1974 that it became illegal to refuse this service based on sex (Katie McLaughlin, 2014). “All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights” (Declaration of Independence) is the principle concept that the United States of America is recognized for, in spite of that, minorities in America are still suffering from social, political, and economic
The gender pay gap has been a prevalent issue for several decades. The phrase “gender pay gap” simply means the difference in men’s and women’s median earnings. Although many feel this problem was eradicated years ago, it still affects many workers across the U.S. today. A study done is 2013 found that women on average were only paid 78 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 22 percent (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013). This issue obviously still exists, but there has been trouble diagnosing why exactly it continues to occur. Without properly identifying why this is happening, there is little hope to diminish the gap. Many argue that the gender pay gap is greatly due to women’s life choices, but research shows there is little correlation between
The gender pay gap has long been investigated and it is hard to pinpoint exactly why there is a gap between the amounts of money that men earn the amount of money earned by women. There are so many factors that go into why someone is paid more than someone else that it could be said because of so many of these factors that a wage gap does not exist at all. Throughout the paper wage gap will be explored and how choices both men and women make factor into the pay gap. Also how a wage gap may not exist and it all lies in choices made by both genders, but the most common idea of discrimination towards women could also be a factor in pay differences.
In the United States, the workforce still faces many issues of a discrepancy between the genders regarding the amount that each is paid. According to The American Association of University Women, it is in fact much worse than initially reported on when looking at the difference between the pay of all men and women. This discrepancy can cause a dramatic shift in the way that women are approached and treated in the workplace, especially when they are confronting upper management. My intent here is to show that in fact there is indeed a dramatic difference between men and women with direct evidence that those working full time positions in the United States, and even around the world, are paid dramatically differently than their peers. The problem
In today’s society we are faced with a controversial decision on whether or not we have a gender wage gap or a gender earnings gap. Many companies are faced with a gender wage gap while just as many see a genders earning gap or even nothing at all. Within Whitley County, where I live, both of these situation are presented. When looking at all the factors going into pay they include skill, effort, responsibility, working conditions, and establishment (Facts About Equal Pay). While society is split on whether a gender pay gap does exist or not, society still strives for changes to occur, less discrimination in the workplace, and how gender sometimes takes a toll in the workplace.
Imagine being a hard-working woman with a successful career and a well-known name. Now picture making 0.07% of what your male counterpart is making. Unfortunately, in today's world, envisioning this is not impossible, seeing as though it is happening right now in Hollywood. Michelle Williams, a famous actress known for The Greatest Showman, made merely $1,000 when asked to reshoot certain scenes from the movie All The Money In The World. To Mark Wahlberg, William’s counterpart and equally accredited actor with numerous famous movies in his repertoire such as Ted, these reshoots added 1.5 million dollars to his bank account. With equal ability and fame, the only difference between Mark Walberg and Michelle Williams is gender. However, is that
“I have thrown down the gauntlet, it is time to restore women their lost dignity and make them part of the human species,” (Mary Wollstonecraft Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society ). Women around the world are struggling to control their own lives. However, people in the United States think that women in the US are the exception. Nevertheless, they are not correct. The US government should enforce laws protecting women’s control over themselves, enable them to get good jobs and be well represented politically.
Today, in America many people do not get treated equally for various reasons. The gender pay gap is a large issue that directly concerns a little over fifty percent of the world. Women construct 50.6 percent of America’s population and still do not get paid as much as their male counterparts. Women receive just about 80 cents per one male dollar for doing the same work. There is a law that says women need to be paid equally and that law is not being enforced. By paying women less, they face punishment based on gender. The gap still exists due to the motherhood penalty, lack of negotiation and employers bias. Sociologists use the term, the “motherhood penalty.” It states that in the workplace, working mothers encounter disadvantages in pay compared to childless women. It also says that women need to negotiate and speak up when they are not paid fairly. Women do not get paid the same as men because of employers biases. Some biases seem to be that women deserve less than men due to their lack
The gender wage gap is when male and female income differentiate. Should men get paid more than women? Well that can be a debatable topic in which may not have an answer to. Many factors are involved when dealing with this topic. For instance as the number of kids increases women work less and men work more. In 1980 only half of the women joined the workforce compared to 80 percent of males, they earned 55 cents for every dollar a man makes. Among 1998 high school graduates more women enrolled in college than men, women owned 5,417,034 non-farm businesses in 1997 and own nearly 72 percent of firms operating in the retail trade business.Women earn less because they tend to work at low paying jobs like education and retail and men tend
Discrimination towards women in the workplace is a serious problem today, though some seem to look at it with a blind eye. Discrimination in the workplace can come in multiple forms; 2 of them being the pay gap and sexual harassment. While some view the pay gap and sexual harassment as a serious problem, others blame the pay gap on women’s lack of ambition and sexual harassment on the way women dress. It is important that women stand up for themsel and try to stop discrimination towards them in the workplace.
It has been almost 100 years since the 19th amendment. That amendment was meant to give women the same rights as men, but why it is that women are still only making 77 cents of the man’s dollar years later? The fact that women with equal skills still make less than men is astounding, but to make matters worse women of color make close to half of a white man’s dollar. The next amendment needs to make non-discriminatory pay mandatory for all employers to insure equality for all.
With the ushering in of Postmodernism, America 's consciousness over sociocultural issues has become deeply divided between the traditional ideals of the past, and the mindset of the future. In a sense, this limbo has caused tension for the adoption of postmodern ideals—to some, the air of Modernism still lingers like the odor from putrid trash. Consequently, the principles of Modernism 's First and Second Wave Feminism have more or less been altered to the point of being unrecognizable in what is being called today as Third Wave Feminism or Postfeminism. The interaction between the movements is often likened to being like a relay race where each generation passes on the baton to the next. However, this is not an accurate depiction of what