This really shows that people really do believe that it’s the womens fault for not making the same amount as men. That because most women want a family and obviously men don’t, women work less hours than men to maintain a “mom life”. So have women really for all these years, not been working as hard or as long men simply because
Women worked longer hours and got paid significantly less than men did. The long hours effected working mothers who couldn 't be home to take care of their children and had to work instead. Women also faced exploitation in the workplace because it was easier for their employers to get away with paying them less. Ella Mae Wiggins was a famous poet that conveyed the struggles and hardships of female workers of the time though her powerful pieces. She was a part of the fight for better working conditions.
The fact also arises that women not only suffer from lack of recognition for the work they do in households but also for their work in their jobs. Women work as much as men, if not more. When both paid and unpaid work such as household chores and caring for children are taken into consideration, women work longer hours than men—an average of 30 minutes a day longer in developed countries and 50 minutes in developing countries. This is known as second shift, where women not only work at their jobs but also come back home and complete their household chores. However their contribution remains minimum due to unequal wage pay and lack of consideration given to household chores.
Employers biasedly view female dominated jobs as less valuable and therefore set lower wages. She attests that these views stem from American societies general devaluation of femininity (153). To support this claim England discusses how throughout the last century it has become acceptable for women to adopt male traits and practices, but not vice versa. “But even as women integrated employment and “male” professional and managerial jobs, the part of feminism challenging the devaluation of traditionally female activities and jobs made little headway” (162). Because of this devaluation and “female” occupation’s lower wages, men have little to no incentive to break into fields such as nursing and teaching.
The thesis the author Dana Britton poses in the article is to determine whether "organizational policy, practice, and slot of hierarchy is "Gendered""(Britton,p. 419). the main goal is to determine if gender plays a major role in work and social relations. The author supports her arguments by using examples from others works on the same topic to support her theory. Britton addresses three different aspects as to how gender plays a role in the workforce.
Sophia furrowed her eyebrows. “Seriously? The lower-paying jobs aren’t lower-paying just because, they’re lower-paying because they’re female-dominated fields. Those fields are often less compensated than male-dominated fields,” she finished, crossing her arms. Matthew pursed his lips.
In the article, “Is the Wage Gap Difference between Men and Women Due to Discrimination” say since women usually major in English, gender studies, and communication skills than choosing to work in engineering, physics, and chemistry they will be usually paid less since it isn’t as important in today’s world. Others argue that if the education would be improved there would be no wage between men and women if both of their educations were set to the maximum. Others continue to say the wage gap between men and women are only a myth. However others say the wage gap does exist, but only because women continue to work in more “unimportant” jobs that do not require much pay. In the book, “The Wage Gap”, its states, “Even if some of the pay gap is due to discrimination, the key to reducing it is economic liberalization.” Meaning that we should have the rest of the world open to new opportunities that women as a whole can bring into the
Women being equally qualified and skilled for the same job a man does is paid less than him. This inequality is traced back to the widely accepted belief that men are more able than women in general. Females differ from males by biological characteristics but that does not necessarily mean that women should have unequal access to opportunities, power and money. Gender based Wage Gap is negatively
Gender inequality is a social justice issue that is prominent in several societies as it is a direct reflection of the systematic power distribution amongst the two binary genders. This form of inequality is reflected through a set of adverse behaviours projected from one individual to another, known as domestic violence. Individuals perform the identities that is associated with their gender role because it is what is culturally acceptable within their given society. Judith Butler’s theory of ‘Gender as a Performance’ depicts that the practices that individuals repeat and perform assure the elements that an identity is composed of. This theory is an embodiment of domestic violence as it establishes the inequality amongst the different genders, by allowing the male to perform his dominance, causing the female to feel inferior to this.
Even though now women are able to join the workforce, they are still getting paid less than men. Despite America’s status as a civilized country, the degradation persists in too