In the society that we live in, there is a strong belief that because acts have been passed that we have reached equality between men and women in all forms. Many in society continuously state that there is no need for feminism or any type of movement for women 's rights because they have not been taught the truth and are fed the lies that people around them have constructed. “Women just starting their careers are earning wages closer to their male counterparts today than in previous decades. But researchers say men can quickly surpass women in both pay and seniority, especially in the private sector” (Mcswane 3). There have been many improvements in women 's wages but men are more likely to get raises or have a larger salary because of their sex.
So as long as women are receiving less money than their male counterparts in a myriad of jobs, they will be unable to attain true progress in moving up the socio-economic ladder. The gender pay gap, comparatively speaking to other social issues, is not such a difficult problem to fix, but it will require some real, sincere legislative effort on the part of our lawmakers and
There is a serious issue in the genders wage gaps. An article I read stated “Wage gaps may be most extreme for professionals engaged in work activities in which their gender, ethnicity, sexuality or other identity traits are seen as inconsistent with skill in those activities” (Cech). This shows that even professional high jobs have wage gas and not even just based on gender also on ethnicity and sexuality. There should not be diffrent pays based on this that most people cannot control. In another article it states “Men provided the wage work and women the unpaid domestic work” (Women at work).
The idea of the wage gap has been used to strengthen the need for feminism by convincing people that there is still sexism in the work place that can be fixed with a protest or a bill, although I will admit that there is sexism is the workforce, as of now it is not something that can be easily fixed with a bill, being that the sexism that is left is all just person to person and what the employers opinion
Shining some much-needed sunlight on the gender wage gap will make a difference for every one of us, men and women, right now.” (www.nytimes.com, 16). “It’s the twenty-first century, and the gender wage gap affects the daily life of women throughout the country, at every economic level, from cashier to CEO. Is it fair? No.
Although some people do say that the myth of the wage gap is just that for all others there is something we can do. In Ann Crittenden review of Don 't Get Mad, Get Even: Book Review of Getting Even: Why Women Don 't Get Paid Like Men—And What To Do About It Crittenden argues that while women essentially are even with men in terms of education and experience, women still get the short end of the stick and get payed less then males. She claims that even with the blatant sexsim going on in most workplaces there is soemthing all women can do, demand their fair share. Now this might seem as a simple task but if it was childs play, then women would have been getting paid fairly since they entered the workforce back in the the 60’s. She develops this claim by stating research done by Evelyn Murphy a financial analyst.
Gender equality: the pinnacle concept that American society is not-so desperately trying to achieve. Many Americans have convinced themselves that gender equality was remedied by the Nineteenth Amendment and the Second Feminist Movement, and have not considered the thousands of steps that are left on the journey. In recent years, a matter of public interest has been the gender wage gap, stating that women are earning significantly less money than men for doing an equivalent amount of work. Critics of the effort to “break the glass ceiling” claim that a pay gap does not exist, and that if it does, it is because women either do not work as hard, have to tend to their families, or hold lower paying jobs. However, the gender pay gap has been proven to exist in a variety of different forms,
Do you think it is fair for a person to get paid less than someone else simply because of their gender? It is unjust and unfortunately it happens right here in our country. In the United States, women are oppressed every day by receiving a lower wage than men. This is known as the wage gap. They have been mistreated this way for a long enough time already.
Multiple studies have been done to figure out the root of why the wage gap exists and what can be done to fix it. Many believe the Equal Pay Act is not strong enough and more action needs to be taken at the federal level to close the gap. Moreover, many states, such as California, have taken it upon themselves to enact laws that will attempt to close the wage gap between men and women once and for
It is accepted and required that a mother have time off to spend with her newborn baby, and most, if not all employers give their employees days off during a time of emotional trauma. How is Jason Dunlap’s case much different from either of these acknowledged exceptions? However, LaMark Elementary School refused to authorize any vacation time or even attempt to lighten Mr. Dunlap’s work load during a time when he was in a strenuous medical position. To complete his therapy, Mr. Dunlap had to take medication that caused him to be drowsy and fatigued, both conditions that could inhibit his ability to complete jobs to the best of his capability. Rather than acknowledging that Mr. Dunlap was in need of a more relaxed work environment for a brief period after ten years of loyal employment, the school board decided to punish him for simply being himself.
To an extent I agree, but let’s be real… administration is going too far! Unfortunately, there is no other way to say this… but you are idiotic if you can sit there and believe that a kid’s actions are based off the clothing that they put on their body. As for the teachers I understand rules are rules, and students must follow them regardless of whether they want to. School dress codes seem to be largely based upon the idea that there is something inherently risky or dangerous about young women’s bodies, at least that’s how the adults act. Students will have a more realistic view of the world; young girls will no longer feel that they are the reason behind a teenage boy’s hormones, and they will be able to express their individualities.
The administration and teachers think the dress code is just fine even if it means that the student will have to miss their classes. The dress code is unfair and females are told that they are distractions for boys and the class. Females are told that they will be a distraction to boys if they wear leggings or if their shoulders can be seen, but has anyone ever heard a boy say “Man those are some nice shoulders!” I never have. Women cannot express themselves as easy because of the restrictions they have on the clothing they can wear.
The United States is currently facing an economical problem that involves males and female differences within the workplace. Males are given bigger and sometimes even better rewards for doing equal amounts of work as their female counterparts. Females are frequently not receiving the same wage even if they can complete the same job of a male. Also, females are less likely to get promoted within their job if they are competing against a male. A source states, “Women are now more likely to have college degrees than men, yet they still face a pay gap in every single education level,