Feminism And Gender Inequality

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Feminism is an ideology the goal of which is to achieve gender equality. It involves a number of social, cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies concerned with gender inequalities and equal rights for women. Feminism can also be described as a movement, revolution that includes women and men who want the world to be equal without barriers. These barriers are known as discrimination and biases against gender. The main aim of feminism is to defeat gender inequalities, more particularly the issues related to the devaluation of education of women in many families, few women in top positions and women’s household responsibilities decreasing their chances in the workforce. Firstly, education of women is not considered to …show more content…

Women are not making to the top in any profession and the number of women at the top even decreases. Even in the non-profit world, women do not lead (Sandberg, 2010.) Adichie (2013) states that most of the positions of prestige and power are occupied by men. She cites Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, who said, “The higher you go, the fewer women there are” and agrees with Sandberg (2010). As an example, she brings a story when a man with some skills is paid more than a woman with the same skills, that’s the way men rule today’s world (Adichie, 2013.) The major cause of this problem is the leadership ambition gap. The data from a survey conducted by McKinsey (2012) presented by Sandberg (2013) proves that in field after field, more men than women aspire to the top jobs. The survey, performed among more than four thousand employees of leading companies, indicates that 36% of the men wanted to reach the C-suite, compared to only 18% of the women. When jobs are described as powerful, demanding, and comprising high levels of responsibility, more men are getting interested than women. Since more men aim for top roles, unsurprisingly, they get them, especially with all the other obstacles that women have to overcome. For women being having ambition for top positions is considered negative, on the other hand, men are saluted for being ambitious (Sandberg, …show more content…

Women are encouraged to give precedence to marriage over career. Many of them assume that it is difficult to have both a successful professional life and a fulfilling personal life, so they prefer their families over their work (Sandberg, 2013.) Traditionally, women do a lot more work at home than men. Sandberg (2010) provides statistics to prove it. When a woman and a man work full-time and have a child, the woman does twice much housework than the man does and three times much childcare than the man. This does not let them have equal chances at work, as they have to allocate too much time to housework. They get about three times more work to do so they cannot contribute fully to their carriers. This results in a situation where women are not as competitive at work as men. The main way to solve this problem is to prevent the language of marriage from being the language of ownership and making it the language of partnership (Adichie, 2013; Sandberg,

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