Gender Discrimination Against Women

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Trends in workplace discrimination against women: It is quite an irony that United Nation has concluded that women often experience “Glass ceiling” and there are no societies were women is enjoy same opportunities as like men. The term glass ceiling is normally described as a barrier or discrimination in gender in employment. Actually in reality many disagree with this fact that women are treated as glass ceiling. The facts reveal that in the fortune 500 companies, most of the positions are laid by men and not women. Out of 500 companies, 495 companies still have male CEO’s. Anywhere in the world the position of women is the same. Males have always occupied better and bigger or top position in the industry. There has always been disparity…show more content…
How should she be treated? iv. How the behaviour and differential treatment they receive in the organization is be explained. To answer the above questions, it is necessary to know the various perspectives in gender literature. Studies reveal that there are different perspectives to gender discrimination. In general there are five different perspectives namely: 1. The gender centre perspective: Gender centre perspective normally hints the gender – the male and female. Normally it is notice that male genders perceive themselves as possessing masculine characteristics like aggressiveness, smarter, strong, self-confidence, competitive, independent and the female characteristic is perceived as silent, caring, warm, kind, gentle, emotion, etc. Understanding this basic nature of the gender creates a difference amongst the gender and to add to women’s biological and sociological pattern has promoted them to be less successful than men. 2. The situation centre perspective: This perspective was first advocated by Kanter (1977) and then was further promoted by other researcher like Macniero (1986). It is the individual position in the organization which gives him power and he shapes his perception, attitude, traits and…show more content…
Stereotypes could be positive, negative and natural. It is extremely necessary to be cautions to protect one from the stereotypes. Harmful negative of stereotypes: Because of stereotypes there is a clear difference between skin colour, ethnicity, gender, age, career and other facets. These stereotypes present people to come together, share their ideas and know each other. This creates a negative feeling and relationship spoil, but this is a national phenomenon in organization. Example: If a new co-worker joins your company and has political influence then your attitude towards him changes, it becomes more hostile and unfriendly relationship. This spoils the work relationship also. The problem of positive stereotypes: Positive stereotypes are different because there is pressure of performance from one ethnic group which is considered superior. In any case if this group fails and it is not able to perform in spite of hand effort, face problems from other ethnic group and this problem could be losing confidence, demerging one self. This might affect self-esteem and productivity of an
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