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
Pay gaps across such a place as the America, has seen a difference of 77% between men and women in pay. This means that women get roughly 77cents per dollar less than the average white man across the country (Casserly, 2015). Such pay gaps has seen poverty and injustice around the world resulting in such things as foster care for infants of which their parents can’t afford to raise, homelessness and raising numbers in the adult industry just to raise
Do you think it is fair for a person to get paid less than someone else simply because of their gender? It is unjust and unfortunately it happens right here in our country. In the United States, women are oppressed every day by receiving a lower wage than men. This is known as the wage gap. They have been mistreated this way for a long enough time already. This paper will explain that the gap should be closed because of the effects it has on women emotionally and financially and women with families. Also, it is time that women are treated equally to men in this country.
What is the issue with wage gaps? Well have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re are facing struggles with money but a few months ago you were doing just fine? That might have to do with the wage gaps in the United States of America. When you know that the government is letting this happen I wouldn’t want to trust the government as much. So if the government knows about these wage gaps why aren’t they doing something?
The gap between men and women has always seemed to be prevalent in our world it seems like it. From working wages to basic rights, women always seem to not be considered equal to men. In professional sports, for example, female athletes are paid less than their male counterparts, even if they execute better than them. "I cannot think of any other industry that has such a wage gap, really. Depending on country context and sport, a man can be a billionaire and a woman [in the same discipline] cannot even get a minimum salary" (Beatrice Frey, sport partnership manager at UN Women). Women in sports can compete the same, and sometimes even stronger, as men so their pay should just be as much as them, and the gender pay gap shouldn’t be present. If both sexes play the exact same sport, why do they have different fiscal values?
There is a general consensus across the group members, with almost all of our experiences with menopause and menopausal women being negative. Only one of our group members stated that there was any sort of positive discussion or views on menopause in her family. She stated that her family has always been very open about their biology and sexuality. The majority of us, however, either grew up in silence or with presentations with extremely negative undertones, even if not overtly negative. Most of our families ignored the female functioning and quickly hushed us whenever we inquired about our own bodies. However, we have all experienced either the negative portrayals of menopausal women in the media or the complete lack of these representations.
This philosoraptor meme is supposed to bring attention to, and encourage thought about, the worth of women in American society. There has always been significantly more importance placed on men than on women in our society. The difference of importance can be seen through female representation in history books, how much women make compared to men, and the fact that men hold majority of the powerful positions in our society. Though there have been some great strides in the direction of gender equality, this meme helps show that there is still a long way to go.
Another woman with a strong social standing in the U.S. and who stands for a solution to unequal pay is Jennifer Lawrence. Currently she is drawing major media attention for her recently-released essay, asking tough questions tied to gender pay gap, writing “Could there still be a lingering habit of trying to express our opinions in a certain way that doesn’t ‘offend’ or ‘scare’ men?”
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.
This article is about a well-known actress named Jennifer Lawrence speaking up about when Sony was hacked it showed she was paid less than her male co-workers in the film “American Hustle” (Rogers). She mentions how she wasn’t mad at Sony, but actually mad at herself for worrying about not being to bratty instead of speaking up about her pay (Rogers). If one knows Jennifer Lawrence one would know she’s actually a well known actress that has even won a Grammy, so she isn’t a less known wanted actress compared to her co-workers in the field if anything she is actually sought out more than her co-workers are. Meaning that the only reason she is being paid less than her male co-workers is because of gender inequality.
The gender pay gap is the difference between earnings made by men and earnings by women. The Gender pay gap is generally due to various reasons, such as differences discrimination in hiring process, differences in negotiations for pay, differences in education choices, differences in the jobs men can go compare to women can’t easily go for.
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.