The gender wage gap is outrageous. That gap is still significantly large in America, despite efforts that have been going on for decades to eliminate it. Women simply receive substantially less than men in this country. They are being discriminated against, and there is so much evidence to prove this. We cannot let them dismiss the evidence any longer. It is time to face the facts and find solutions for this epidemic.
Gender equality: the pinnacle concept that American society is not-so desperately trying to achieve. Many Americans have convinced themselves that gender equality was remedied by the Nineteenth Amendment and the Second Feminist Movement, and have not considered the thousands of steps that are left on the journey. In recent years, a matter of public interest has been the gender wage gap, stating that women are earning significantly less money than men for doing an equivalent amount of work. Critics of the effort to “break the glass ceiling” claim that a pay gap does not exist, and that if it does, it is because women either do not work as hard, have to tend to their families, or hold lower paying jobs. However, the gender pay gap has been proven to exist in a variety of different forms,
Katie Bardaro, from Pay Scale Human Capital, once said “The real issue here is not the gender wage gap, but the jobs wage gap. People are filling positions according to gender, with higher-paid positions being filled by men and lower-paid positions being filled by women. That needs to change” In addition, men and women have differences on how they get paid. People think that men should get paid more because they think that they can do so much more, when women can do the same amount as a man can. Although we live in a society where men earn more money for the same job, this gender gap needs to stop, because equal pay can end poverty for single mothers, makes it harder to provide for family, and can overall will help society.
In the 1920’s women earned the right to vote. In the 1960’s women entered the workforce. In the 1970’s women had Roe vs Wade passed. It’s 2017 and yet women still don’t get paid the same amount as men. The gender wage gap is a blatant act of sexism in which women get payed 80 cents to a man’s dollar. So why is it that work done by women is still valued less in modern day society? The answer when asked is women put in less hours in the office or the gender wage gap is just a myth. The gender pay gap is a very real thing happening in majority of the workforce. All these excuses are just that, excuses. There needs to be an end to what is essencially gender prejudice in all fields
There are 3,418,059,380 women in the world (Geohive.com, 2015) and yet, women, in 2010, got paid a staggering 19% difference in wage on a universal standpoint (Economist, 2011). Such contributing factors as this (wage), has created an overwhelming notion of gender inequality leading to such things as segregation in the workforce across the globe.
Canadian women earned 87 cents to every dollar made by men in 2015, according to Statistics Canada in a statement released on International Women’s Day. This statement was released to show how today’s wage gap has improved compared to the 77 cents women made to every man’s dollar in 1981 (CBC News). It’s meant to represent an improvement and is supposed to be a good thing, yet it is not. Why? Because this statistic should not even exist in the first place. Women have been discriminated against for centuries and have always been underpaid for doing the exact same jobs men do. Why is there a gap then you may ask. Well, it is due to the basic fact that women are not men, thus do not need to be treated equally to their male counterparts. Enough
Gender gap was started to be seen as a social, economic and political issue in the 1970’s. During this time proponents of equal rights and especially feminists fought for social equality for women including same wage comparing with men. Gender pay gap is considered to be the difference in men’s and women’s median earnings doing the same job. Even though over a past few years the gap was decreasing, at the moment it is still considerable. According Eurostat, in 2014 women 's gross hourly earnings were on average 16.1% below those of men in the European Union. Gender pay gap is becoming more important subject of various discussions. One of the major fighters in this gender based problem are feminists. They claim that an unequal payment is a consequence
There is still a gender pay gap in today’s society can you still believe that? In 2013, the median woman working full-time all year earned 78% of what the median man working full-time all year earned. Women account for 47% of the labor force and they hold 49.3% of jobs. The pay gap was narrowing down but in 2001 it stopped narrowing and remained 76 and 78 cents. That 's how much women earn every dollar a man does. The pay gap goes beyond wages and is even wider when compared at workers’ full compensation packages. This includes things like health care, retirement benefits, flexible schedules, and paid family and sick leave. Men have a 52% of having access to paid leave, while women have 44% to access paid leave. Now access to employer-provided
From birth, men and women were born equal to one another. Both genders have the ability to share the same opportunities, and achieve whatever desires they choose in life. In our current society as well as the past, this does not entirely follow through. “Gender is a social construct that specifies the socially and culturally appropriate roles that men and women are to play” (Kearl 2011). Going along that “it is one of the most universal measures upon which status is based (Kearl 2011). Looking back at the time during world war 2, men were perceived in society as the dominant family figures. They would go off to war to fight for their country, provide for their families, bring in all the income, etc. On the other hand, women were looked as the
Although women have significantly increased their skills and participation in the workforce, the average full-time working woman still earns 20 percent less of what a full-time working man gets paid (Bidwell, Allie. ). The gender pay gap still exists because historically men have had more education and experience in the workforce than women, although this is changing. If the gender pay gap keeps narrowing, at the rate it has been going, it will not fully close until the year of 2059 (need to reference source). In today’s world, women are paid less than men for equal work which is wrong because it teaches men they are superior to women.
Discrimination in all forms has been a persistent issue since a very long time; whether it is ethnicity, gender or physical appearance. One important discrimination that people face everyday, is in the workplace. Women earn 79- cents for every dollar a man earns. “An awful lot of times people will say there is no income gap”(Puzzanghera), but there is. 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
There is a very big problem about payment, not just in the United States, but also all around the world.What is the problem with the wage gap? For every dollar a man makes women make about 70 cents to 80 cents, for the exact same job. Why? How much are women being paid compared to men? Is the wage gap just for adults? How long will it take to solve this issue and what’s the difference in the wage gap around the world? What is the difference between men and women doing the same job? Though the woman 's paycheck has improved since the 1970s, when it has been just 59% to what men were being paid.
It may be 2018, but the gender pay gap is still here, why is that? Women have been and still are getting a lower pay than men to do the same job. Women are doing equal if not more work, but somehow make less. The following paragraphs will explain what is happening today like the fact that over time men 's pay increases more than women 's does. Besides that I will also mention that not just white women make less than men other cultures make even less than them, and I also will share real people speaking up about them being paid less than men. Although I strongly believe that gender equality matters, I will mention the few things I found against my claim as well. Just to make it clear the gender pay gap needs to come to an end so women can get their equal pay.
Protecting our basic civil rights in the United States is a recognizable value that all citizens want to obey or carry out. Civil rights are rooted on the idea of any citizen not receiving equal or fair treatment compared to the people around them. Although this is true, a major issue in today’s society that I have discovered revolves around the difference in gender equality and the gender wage gap in the workforce. Some people believe that females are not as capable as males causing a flux in the wages paid for the same job, however this is a stereotype that needs to be exterminated.