These stereotypes have been defining what men and women should do and how they should behave. They were also determining the characteristics that each gender is considered to have, in the society’s eyes. The major problem why these stereotypes and hierarchies are still holding on, is the fact that people, men and women, do not have their actual beliefs and expectations and they just accept the way that the society formed and teaches them to believe about genders and this creates an even more intense discrimination. If people were forming their own beliefs and judgements about genders and accept females and males, both as equal, there would be less discrimination (The Guardian, 2013). Gender inequality at the workplace can be easily noticed through examples of events that happen when it comes to employability or even at work time.
This environment must be upheld in order for true success and advancements to be reached as a whole in the workplace. The full potential of workplaces today are all held back by an ongoing issue in society: sexism. Sexism is the discrimination of an individual due to their gender which is usually caused by an attached stigma to that sex. This type of discrimination has been targeting women in the workplace for a long time now, suppressing the real potential of what they can bring. It is being proven by professionals that sexism towards women in the workplace is being shown through various forms of discrimination in policies, its effects on women’s health and jobs, and the leading solutions that seem to be arising from it.
To add on, even when women are in the working force, they would not have the chance to climb up the corporate ladder at the same pace as the other gender (which in this context refers to the male) even if they are doing well. Adding on to that, the society mindset has also made the separation of job scope between the two genders to be more obvious. This is where the male and female have a certain job that is meant for their own gender. For an example, the males are closely tied to jobs like firefighter, policeman and other professions while women are
Gender Inequality Imagine you are a women working the same hours as a male coworker, you put the same effort into your quality work, but when you gets your paycheck you still earn less than him. We could change this problem and make sure that all genders get equal pay for the amount of work they do. There is a wage gap between genders even though they work the same job and hours the women will get payed less. The gaps are impacted the most by ethnicity, sexuality, and of course gender. Genders equal pay should be fixed because even though the gender each work the same hours,jobs, and education level the male will still receive more pay.
Gender discrimination in work circumstances takes on many different forms; ranging from different payments between men and women who perform the same duties equally as well as when the income of men and women and retirement savings are stacked up against their health care cost and life expectancies, women are much farther behind than men are. The gender wage gap results on women making less money than men do for doing the exact same job. In every occupational category there is a gender pay gap favouring full-time working men over full-time working women. The capacity of this gap depends on numerous factors like work, family and societal factors, including society’s stereotypes about the work that women and men expected to do in society’s view do and the way women and men ‘’should’’ engage in the workforce. This can lead to discrimination, both direct and indirect.
Such as discouragement in gender inclusion, biased in making big decisions of the company, no promotional opportunities, and obstruction to be a leader of a company with a blame that women are less professional. Male believe that women cannot handle conflict and avoid confrontation, too emotional and they do not go to the point so that they do not deserve leading position. It is a fact that men and women differ in a way they communicate but this is not intelligence that way of communication establish norms that women lack skills in leadership and cannot hold the position of management. Therefore, this situation has encouraged me to develop a research proposal to find out the truth behind gender disparity and its importance in communication within the workplace setting. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study is to explore the problems of gender disparity.
Being that men and women are in different subcultures and both men and women work together, it is crucial that they are able to communicate without confrontation or the possibility of offending and discriminating against the other gender. Females do comprise a large portion of organizations, but workplace equality is a large problem, according to research done by the U.S. Department of Labor "females hold only two to three percent of top management and their median weekly earnings are 25 percent less than similarly employed males" (Amason & Allen, 1997, p. 956). Employees in the workplace regardless of their gender learn to value different communication styles or "cultures" to better understand their job and what is expected of them. Gender differences within the organizations have the ability to hurt the organization but can also help the organization, because there are differences in how the genders communicate, organizations are able to gain different perspectives and input as males and females think and communicate differently. Males in the workplace are more likely to be more assertive, competitive, goal oriented, and tend to be problem solvers when giving their opinion or exchanging important information.
It may not only be men who discriminate women. It could be all of us. Although we are enraged by this situation, only a handful of women berate at the government. A century has passed since women have achieved lawful equality on rights and wage. Still, there exists wage disparity in our generation and will exist in the next generation if we tolerate this problem.
As a society, we need to continue to encourage people to go beyond stereotypes and recognize the contributions that each individual, male or female, can make to the workplace and to relationships at home (Anonymous., N.D. p.1).” This was a solution given by the school of Harvard University after they conducted a study and gave findings in the article entitled, “Gender Inequality and Women in the Workplace.” Women face many inequalities in the workplace, even today. In a study conducted by, The Guardian magazine, they found the following “We investigated our own global network and found a healthy number of women in senior roles – 40% at head of and director level. However, the story changes at board level: only 24% of our executive board members are women” (Pattison, L., 2016. p.1). So based on the study women have a harder time getting a job let alone acquiring a job with a higher position of power and pay. As a matter of fact, “Only 12% of board seats globally are held by women and just 4% are CEOs leading the world’s 500 top