Problems Women Face In The 21st Century

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We’ve reached the 21st century, and still women are facing gender bias. Women are facing problems at their work due to gender differences. These problems are of several types, some of which are at the phase before getting the job, in which a male applicant would have a higher possibility of getting the job rather than a female applicant. Other problems face women while they are employed; for example, they might get promoted at a slower rate of that of a man, might get a lower salary, or might be prevented from reaching high positions. This fact is referred to be the glass ceiling. To understand more the wage gap, it is necessary to state that as an average, a woman gains 78% the salary a man gains at the same position, which is 78 cents for…show more content…
Two-thirds of workers in low-wage, tipped occupations are also women. Raising the minimum wage and the tipped minimum wage are important steps towards fair pay for women.
- Encourage women to develop negotiation skills:
When women do negotiate salaries, they tend to ask for less money. For example, a study conducted in 2010 found that women ask for an average of $7,000 less than men when negotiating. Thus, women must learn some negotiating skills that will help them achieve a better salary that they deserve. Negotiating doesn’t have to feel like a risk. Knowing what your skills are worth, making clear what you bring to the table, emphasizing common goals and maintaining a positive attitude are some negotiation tactics that have been shown to be effective for women.

Law: Salaries must be based on the employee’s qualifications and tasks, and must not be affected by the employee’s gender.
This law must help in minimizing the wage gap, in which salaries will no more be based on the gender of the employee. Moreover, by this law, salaries will represent the effort the employee puts, and the qualifications he/she have, regardless of his/her

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