Many of these thoughts stem from long-lived stereotypes and how women were treated in the past. Education has become much better, though and men and women both have access to great education. Therefore the reasoning to treat one gender differently from another should lessen. In the past employers could argue that women do not have the knowledge or capability of working for the same amount, but now they
As in women have to get an equal career chance because, it a right for all women who have a future look. Also, women can reduces financial burdens from their families and handle the financial obstacles. Worker women are a good example for their families because children always imitate their parents says and acts. Women not less smart, less powerful, or less productive so women deserve an equal chance to produce themselves. However, looking after kids is common duty between couples and is not restricted for women.
Women face getting treated differently, lower paying positions, the opinions of men, and the idea that because they are women they are not capable of the same kind of work men are capable of. The more people that support the different movements for women’s rights the better chance of this issue becoming more well known. Although some may know the struggle women go through to be compared as equally to men, there is still room for more to learn about this issue. Just because women were brought on earth to make more lives does not mean they are weaker and should have to go through this everyday of their
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.
Frankly, I find it impossible to understand why people - women especially - wouldn 't believe in and support this movement that still has so far to go and so much to achieve because, as Maya Angelou said; "I 've been a female for a long time now. It 'd be stupid not to be on my own side." ‘Women are already equal. They have all the same opportunities that men have so what else could they possibly need?’ It is true that women have come a long way in society since the outbreak of the feminist movement in the 1800s by the suffragists and suffragettes, but we are still nowhere near gender equality. There is nowhere that this is more apparent than in the workplace.
The oppression of women is evident throughout history. Society commences its oppression of women since their childhood. Young girls often encounter unrealistic and unreasonable expectations with respect to their career interests, appearances, and family responsibilities. As a result, girls confront and suffer these social pressures at a young age, which is detrimental to their character and career development. To begin, society limits girls’ career choices by suggesting certain fields are more suitable and “appropriate” for women than other fields.
Women and men could have the career but may not receive the same pay because in Women: More Honest and Hardworking expresses that “Women may have had the same job opportunities as a man, but were not eligible to receive the payment even if both genders complete the equal amount of work” (Haden 2). This allowed the men to stop trying to work so hard because they do not have to prove themselves as a woman would have to work harder to prove they are equal as a man. Women would have to work for their jobs and it still would be tough for these women to move up in a job position. There has been research in the Harvard Business Review that states “there were virtually no differences in the behavior of female employees when compared to their male counterparts” (Marks 2). Society is the reason why women have been treated differently and how women view themselves in the workplace.
From the work side, big wage gap between men and women still exist and there are still many family or culture believe woman’s job is only taking care of her family not a company. In Addition, women are still treated like second class in society such as intimate violence, rapes, and underrepresented in government. All this facts, proving us that gender inequality hit women. This is something endless, because women and men already have different stereotypes in society and there are hereditary. Therefore, it is hard to make gender equality, but we can try to treat women well everyday in every aspects.
She took to the podium and declared that feminism is "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities," and that men can be feminists , too” (Sieczkowski).The promotion of gender equality is very important so that gender inequality is extinguished and bring up equality for genders. Conclusion Gender roles are important in this world. Because of gender roles, there is the existence of gender inequality. Most victims are woman, which is caused by culture or misinterpretation of the Bible by several people. However , many examples of women in today’s life can be used as a role model that females should not submit to gender inequality.
Women don’t have the right to freely choose their career; they are obliged to accept work according to the known traditional women’s work. Women don’t have their full right to benefit from the job’s services. According to Discrimination against women: The convention and the committee (1993), “Women in the workplace must be protected from discrimination based on marital status or maternity.” (para.9). Governments should provide specific measures against violence for women in their workplace. Women have taken the role of a mother, a housewife, and nurture; they are stereotyped to work at home, cook, and take care of the children.