The gap between men and women has always seemed to be prevalent in our world it seems like it. From working wages to basic rights, women always seem to not be considered equal to men. In professional sports, for example, female athletes are paid less than their male counterparts, even if they execute better than them. "I cannot think of any other industry that has such a wage gap, really. Depending on country context and sport, a man can be a billionaire and a woman [in the same discipline] cannot even get a minimum salary" (Beatrice Frey, sport partnership manager at UN Women).
Today many Americans are being lied to by politicians, the media, and many celebrities and activists. They are spreading a myth that women in the US are being discriminated against by being paid less than their male counterparts because of sexism. For the most part this is just not true and people need to know about it. Three main reasons that cause women to be paid less is women choose different degrees and careers than men, men work longer hours, and men have jobs more dangerous than women. The fact that women are being paid less than men is true and very few people argue against this.
As a result, women have never gotten all the perks that men’s sports attain. Multiple women’s sports athletes, and fans, have complained about the unequal pay. Day after day women athletes wake up and do what they love just like men, but still don’t receive the same amount of pay nor respect. Supporters feel it’s substandard that women still don’t even come close to acquire the same pay as men. However, others believe women’s sports aren’t as real as
The wage gap in Hollywood is when actresses are not being paid the same amount of money compared to men for doing the same job. Hollywood is supposed to be about equal opportunities, but with how the industry is run, males are treated better than women in regards to pay. When Forbes Magazine released an annual list of the highest paid actors and actresses of 2017 in August of 2017, there was a 43 million dollar difference between the highest paid actor and actress. In order to solve the issue, more actors should forgo part of their salaries in an effort to raise actresses’ salaries. The topics include different examples of how it effects women in Hollywood not just actors, how male actors are now starting to change how women are being treated
However, according to radical feminism, the progress made is too little and has created more problems for women. Within marriage, women do double work as paid workers and unpaid domestic workers. In the workplace, women are denied opportunities for promotion and earn less than men earn. Radical feminists call for radical restricting of the society in order to smash
Men recognized that women helped a lot during the World War 1 and they should have the right to vote for their actions. For this reason, the Representation of the People Act in 1918 gave the vote to women over 30 (Trueman). Although, they only gave the right to vote for women over 30, it caused a major change in women’s social and political status, which at last gave women over 21 the right to vote after 10 years. It is important to say that men also wanted their proper right to vote because before 1918 the right to vote depended on the men’s wealth and the value of the property that is why only 3% of the adult male population were able to vote. That is why men also wanted the right to vote where neither sex or wealth and property qualification matter
In our society today, women are treated differently because of their gender, are not given raises that commensurate with their station and often make less compensation than men. Women, also must often deal with sexual harassment in the workplace which leaves physical and emotional scars. As historically, in society today, women are treated unfairly in the business world because they receive less compensation than men, are
An example is when a man wanted a woman he had to pay the most to have her or another man would get her. An example is when Effia’s parents decided to find a way to marry her to James instead of Abeeku because they would get more money out of James (15). There also was a lot of wars between the tribes in this book. The more power a tribe had the more advantages that tribe had. At the end of the book, the people were not as concerned about power because there was not as many wars and slavery was over.
Women in the United States have achieved in overcoming what society has placed them as irrelevant and only as figures. Before 1920, they had less social power than men, primarily not able to earn income to support themselves. The women created women's movement to speak that not only men have rights, but also women too. They had gone from being only housewives to women that are able to have rights in voting, buying property, and their own bank accounts. Today men are facing issues in society as well.
However, women do not get that satisfactory that men achieve due to the fact that men are more promoted compared to women athletes. Women may seem to have some personal attributes as they may be body shamed, have depression and much more, affecting the athlete’s performance. Novak Djokovic is one of the best male tennis players and currently having a net worth of $180 mil USD from prize money. But he also has $34 mil from all the sponsoring given. E.g.
One reason why the WNBA should get paid more is that women’s sports are identical to men’s sports. For example some people think that women aren’t good enough to get paid more because men are faster, stronger, and more athletic (www.cnn.com.girls basketball). Women have all of those qualities. Some WNBA players can even dunk. Clearly, this is why the WNBA should get paid as much as men do.
Mary has no claims that she had been evaluated unfairly because she was a woman and her pay had never been an issue until she found out that the men were getting more money than she was receiving. She has not stated any reason as to why the men are getting paid more than her. If they are all working in the same types of position then they should be receiving equal pay unless there organization is actually working off of the merit pay system. If they are working off of another pay system such as the seniority pay system then Mary should be making more than the males because she has been there five or more years longer than they have. These pay systems were not mentioned in the scenario so there is no way to actually prove that the men are getting paid more for these reasons.
In his essay “John J. Macionis” which appear as The Twenty-First-Century Campus: Where is the Men? And this article show how the women have great social equality after long time of being not accepted in college. He describe who the women were not welcome in all the colleges or universities in United States in one century ago. Few years ago the number of women who go to college has increase until they finally matched the men. Moreover, the low income make more women go to college then men, and that because they able to find a jobs without needing for college degree.
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. Gender inequality is degrading the women in soccer. in soccer it is seen when it comes to their pay, endorsements, and sponsorships from big companies like Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas.
Is sport related inequality because female athletes don’t have what it takes to make it in sports? “‘At the end of the day, we expect to be treated equally as our male counterparts;...”’ (www.takepart.com, The Players Tribune). Women’s athletics haven’t been treated well since women had a say in what they wanted to do. All men’s and women’s sports should be equally important, equally safe in protective gear, and most importantly should be equally fun and satisfying. Women athletics should be treated with more respect than what they are getting.