For the same case, screenwriter John Whedon recount when asked why he writes such resilient female images and characters, “Because you are still asking me the same question.” So in wide conclusion, Feminism is not (and will never be) about female superiority or taking away the rights of men. It is all about EQUALITY. It is not just about voting rights or getting jobs. It is about the way women are cared and treated in everyday life. When GENDER itself is no longer an affliction to someone 's ability to do, then feminism will no longer be needed.
Like, Marilyn was signed and released to several film studios and was hired four days to do a $1 million, two picture deal with and by Fox (Telegraph.co.uk). She became the world 's biggest sex icon in the littlest amount of time but had little to no personal freedom after becoming famous (vigilantcitizen). Monroe’s accomplishments and rise to fame was a little bumpy but the years she lived before her death were
There is a law that says women need to be paid equally and that law is not being enforced. By paying women less, they face punishment based on gender. The gap still exists due to the motherhood penalty, lack of negotiation and employers bias. Sociologists use the term, the “motherhood penalty.” It states that in the workplace, working mothers encounter disadvantages in pay compared to childless women. It also says that women need to negotiate and speak up when they are not paid fairly.
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,
Feminism is a movement that highlights the importance and rearranges the misguidance of critical thinking, and allowing women-and men, awareness. Through many explanations of feminism through The Huffington post, the site explains,” it’s about recognizing that women face a gender-based lack of opportunity, which manifests itself in many ways - from unequal pay to that of men, to, in some cases, great vulnerability to violence. Being a feminist is about being informed and cognizant that all women do not have access to the same advantages as men.” Over the years as society has had to deal with these women versus men debates, younger women, have been more accepting rather than rejecting of the feminism values, this is because while past women dealt with the big issues, that were well seen, and easy to take a stand on, today’s women say ,”feministic inequalities in their lives, often go unnoticed, by even themselves.” (Prabhu,) Feminism has been presented in both positive and negative lights, but the recent waves of feminism has defamed many men, and has hindered supporters from getting actively
This has been an issue since feminist thinking first started to take root in American society. Which is also why African American feminism is important for many women. American society views race and gender through the eyes of the white male, and seeing as the dominating discourse in society, usually remains invisible until it is challenged, white and male becomes the perceived norm. The power vested within the white male gaze, then allows the white patriarchy to define the meaning of womanhood. When someone else gets to define a certain group of people, which they do not belong to, the people often become wrongly presented, by inaccurate stereotypes.
was very small. This was because women were not allowed to fulfill these jobs successfully (Martin and Jurik). The Equal Pay Act of 1963 says that no employer should treat his or her workers differently because of their gender Everyone that has the same position should be paid the same (Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947). If not paying someone because of their gender is said to be illegal, then
The Renaissance’s attitude towards gender and sexuality was completely different from that of the Middle Ages, which considered women as dangerous sexual creatures. "For the first time in Western history," for example, "men stressed the fact that females should be educated. The Platonic orientation in humanist thought may have spurred them to do so" (Bell, 182). (mohja)Actually, the primary purpose behind the call for women’s education was not to heighten her position in society, or to “overturn her subordinate domestic role”, but to make her a better wife and mother. Indeed, it was only the high rank women who were allowed to be educated*.
Women working full-time, year-round earn a median salary of $41,554 compared to men 's median salary of $51,640 (Semega). The disparity is $10,086 per year and when calculating over the course of their career the difference is almost half a million dollars. This reduces women’s lifetime earnings and affects their pension, retirement, and social security. Although the wage gap has existed since the 1800’s, the increased participation of women in the labor force correlates with the decrease of the wage gap. The wage gap has dwindled over the years; however, the progress has slowed down in the past two decades.
Gender stereotypes have existed for thousands of years, however, this is now changing. Although women now have higher aspirations, gender stereotypes still exist, which is stopping women from achieving their potential.In the United States, males spend approximately 10 hours more at work compared to females. (Sharon Jayson, 2013) This is likely to be higher in less developed countries, where the unemployment rate is higher. Public figures such as Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, advocate gender equality, by giving motivational speeches to inspire women to stand up for themselves. They could have happily stayed out of the spotlight.