This leads to "women viewing their bodies as a never-ending project, with the goal of appearing as a younger woman" (Martens, in class). The more women are expected to appear youthful, the more society pushes these beauty standards which in turn perpetuates the issue and allows skin care companies to continue profiting off an abundance of anti-aging skin care products. Not only are these skin care products often expensive, they are almost exclusively targeted towards women rather than for both women and men. This perpetuates the double-standards of beauty for women and men. Men are not expected to purchase such products and are often praised for their aging, leading them to not having to worry about their skin or appearance as they age, while women continue to fork out money to meet unrealistic
Sexism is the prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex (Dictionary.com). Examples of this would be the pay gap between women and men, and how men get paid more for doing the same jobs as women. Some say that sexism in our country is not relevant any more, but that is not the case. Today, sexism still affects how various peopletreat each other, and how children are educated and raised. Within modern America, children are consistently put into roles and expected to stay within them; instances of this often happen within preschools, elementary schools, and even within the home.
Just as Pygmalion only loves what he considers to be a perfect woman, magazine executives tend to only hire models of certain sizes with certain physical features. Anna Petrescu, who holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge claims that, “Media construction of modern beautiful woman portrays a thin woman” (Why Women Are Degraded In America). Women go through drastic measures to achieve this, which according to Petrescu, adversely, can lead to many health disorders (1). These women are trying to impress men who hold very similar values as Pygmalion, because they feel that they are socially accountable to do so, thanks to the values that mythology established many years
“Glass ceiling" is a term that describes an artificial plateau, beyond which women and various other minorities are denied the opportunity to improve to upper levels of executive management in corporate America and other first world countries in he world. It has become a routine practice to deny thousands of qualified women to top- level jobs on the basis of their merit and performance. The "glass ceiling" barricades towards women are nothing but an insidious form of sex discrimination, in violation of law. Glass ceiling barriers exist at all levels of an organization and affect people at different levels in various industries. And while CEOs increasingly acknowledge the value of work force variety, primarily at the management levels, glass
One survey showed ninety-six percent of women don 't think they are beautiful, seventy-eight percent say they don 't feel confident in their own skin, that 's just one survey. How sad is it that while we are sitting in this room a very large percentage of girls don 't feel beautiful, good looking or confident. Every day we see models and think why don 't I look like her? What can I do to look like her? We know it 's photoshopped, airbrushed, plastic or fake, but we still want it, because we feel like that 's what beauty is its what guys like.
The glass ceiling is defined as “an unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and members of minorities” (2). In society, in particular the workplace, women and minorities are being deprived of a multitude of opportunities simply because of their appearance, sexual orientation and / or physical make-up etc…. The majority of high ranking job positions in the workplace are occupied by heteroxexual white males. This seems to be coincidence, right? No, this is anything but that, even if individuals are unaware of what they are doing, their subconscious kicks in and takes over, thus resulting in this trend to continue and worsen over the years.
Women are prone to family duties subjected to patriarchy and absentees due to pregnancy. Women are perceived of incidents that occur in mines. This clearly shows and proves that unfair treatment of females within the mining sector exists. Saunders and Easteal (2013) found that common cases of sexual harassment and bad behaviour of males to their fellow female colleagues’ was high in male dominated occupations, this has resulted in a decline in the rate of female mine
Based on a discussion by Career Development International, 70% of female engineers who were interviewed have experienced difficult situations because of the gender discrimination and provocation issues . As a result of the biased work environment, the majority of women thought that Engineering field is not a suitable place for them to work, moreover, to strive for an excellent position in their career. Women are discouraged by unfamiliar cultural norms in the male dominated field. A recent research about workers in science and engineering concluded that male engineers earn wages 22 percent more than their female peers in their labor market . This evidence has clearly shown that the industries are biased towards men compared to women.
Discrimination towards women in the workplace is a serious problem today, though many seem to look at it with a blind eye. Discrimination in the workplace can come in many forms; 2 of them being the pay gap and sexual harassment. While many 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 we stand up for woman and try to stop discrimination towards them in the workplace. There is still clear discrimination going on in the workplace towards women today; two of these issues being the gender pay gap and sexual harassment.
According to Langer (2011), one in four women has encountered workplace sexual harassment. Two in 10 men say they've encountered it too and a fourth of men say they stress in regards to being erroneously blamed for sexual harassment. So these measurable perspectives demonstrate that sexual harassment at workplace still exists today and we require a joined push to beat this