A country without gender equality could not operate at its fully just because half of the population could not do what the other half could. Gender equality impacts on many life aspects. Social life, economic life, education and also health care. In society, if we bring up the word gender equality, people’s perspective would be as women’s movement. Though women are the ones that suffer from gender equality, we are not only talking about women, as it gives both gender benefits.
Barriers based on attitudinal or organizational bias that prevent qualified females from advancing to the top-level positions. Several studies have confirmed that a 'think manager, think male ' bias helps to maintain the glass ceiling (Schein, 2001). Because the stereotypic attributes of a typical manager overlap considerably with the typical man and share few attributes with the typical woman, this leads to a perception that women do not fit in positions of organizational leadership (Heilman,2001). People lacking the attributes of the powerful group can experience a visit as "foreign" territory. Even though women do break through the glass ceiling, they experience less favorable outcomes in their careers because of their gender than do men (Heilman & Okimoto 2007; Stroh, Langlands, and Simpson , 2004).
Thus a stable, ‘permanent’ job is the major prerequisite, the qualifications for which differ than Ph.D. positions. The main problem arising for women scientists is however peer acceptance which influences career attainment positively or negatively. As for example peer recommendations are important for promotions etc. These help in achieving high positions, but for Bal, the position of women in their career targets is unclear. Research says that women’s representation as permanent employees is less compared to ones obtaining Ph.Ds.
Although the MDGs were created to raise awareness of the problem, a recent MDG Progress Report indicates that there still remains a huge gap to closing gender equality worldwide. Women are still treated like second-class citizens. The chances of finding a woman that is being oppressed or shut down are relatively high. This sudden gap of inequality can be induced in any way: forcing her to do something she doesn’t want to do, sexual violence, social or legal barriers, aborting an unwanted child or even get an equal salary. However some believe that women should not receive the privilege of gaining equality or
Professional discrimination is severely unfair and intolerable. Women have to surpass different type of false stereotypes that the society makes around them, to achieve as much than men. There are amendments and laws supporting equal pay, yet results from my research show that the gender wage gap persists. (Coleman). We have to raise our children’s to raise the importance of the value of women; to expect nothing but intelligence, heart, compassion and hard work coming from the female gender.
Not only students but also teachers exposed to discrimination. Students feel that male teachers are ‘more intelligent’ than female teachers, but female teachers are ‘more caring’ than male teachers. Unfortunately, it has become a tradition for societies on Earth. Although women is the crucial part of the labor force, their successes and presences are ignored. Many inequalities and discrimination based on gender discrimination is applied in business.
According to the team at career intelligence they give in insight on women’s status in the workplace, “A seminal study conducted by NYU sociologist Dalton Conley and NYU graduate Rebecca Glauber found that women’s weight gain results in a decrease in both their income level and job prestige. By contrast men experience no such negative effects.” There is a double standard held against women in comparison to men. In the work place it matters significantly because it leads to women often having to prove their worth in comparison to men. Women’s physical appearance does play a factor at the work place but however their actual determination and dedication to the job plays even a bigger factor. A women’s sense of beauty is not bound by what rich corporate men think a women’s physical appearance should look like.
Liberal feminists argue that women have the same capacity as men for moral reasoning and work habits, but that patriarchy, particularly the sexist division of labor, has historically denied women the opportunity to express and practice this reasoning. These dynamics serve to shove women into the private sphere of the household and to exclude them from full participation in public life. Hence, gender inequality is a hazard not only to the highly capable, talented and deserving women but also to the economy as a whole. Both awareness of the existing gender inequality and implementation of policies that address gender inequities need to be strengthened. Reducing the amount of time women spend on unpaid work is also essential.
Gender inequality most especially among women is one of the most precise example for it. Yes, some of you might think that this agenda is tiring, boring and redundant but let’s face reality most women suffers from different harassment , violence and imbalance in the industry. Women are being abused not just mentally but also physically. Women are being pulled down in the industry just like some of the companies are just accepting men for the skilled work because they have doubts in the capabilities and abilities of women. Some also hire women so that they can save more because they will pay women much lower money than men thus labor standards should now be enforced to be equal in every country.
In the event that they were employed, they were discriminated against in workplaces with unequal wages for the same work. To worsen their situation, they could not afford to become pregnant without losing their jobs or jeopardising their career prospects. Added to these economic impediments, women were also constrained by cultural and traditional attitude (Evans 2005). Due to the liberal feminist theory, in Zimbabwe there are labour relations act at workplaces that advocates for equal pay for both men and women, maternity leave benefits and even access to top positions at work places. In terms of disability, employers are obliged to make reasonable accommodations for staff with disabilities and this includes providing access to employment, enabling people with disabilities to participate in employment including promotion, and