Thought that women are equally paid as men? Think again! The gender wage gap is something that still remains up to this day. Despite all the different efforts to close the gap such as, the Equal Pay Act in 1963, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, and many other legislations that prohibit employment discrimination, women are still earning less than men. Women earn on average 78 cents for every dollar that a men earn.
Like the fact that women make up the majority of the lowest paying jobs. Raising the minimum wage would make a significant differences, said Graves. Others have said the increase is a result in the decline of men in the labor force -- not improved conditions for women. For some women, it 's even bleaker. Black women make 64 cents and Latinas make 56 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.” (cnnmoney) Now this really gets me upset because we know the gender pay gap is there but nothing is helping or getting fixed.
“Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, the male-female salary gap has narrowed in many occupations”(Muenich), but it persists in the nursing field. Many continue to argue that the act of paying male nurses more is unfair because female nurses do the same amount of work, and received the exact same education as male nurses. Even though work hours fluctuate for nurses, men and women, typically work the
Of these men and women, the white males made an average of $884 per week and the white females made just $722 per week. Thus, the total white males working in the U.S. in 2013 earned an average of $162 more than women workers per week. Out of the Whites, Blacks or African Americans, Asians and those of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity the Asian male and female wage gap was the largest with Asian females earning $819 on average per week and the Asian males earning $1,059 on average per week. This $240 difference indicates that the male to female wage difference in the U.S. may most strongly affect Asians. Black or African American males made $664 on average per week and Black or African American females made $606 on average per week, a difference of $58.
Furthermore, women, according to several studies, are payed less than men performing the same jobs. In September 2015, the US census bureau discovered women working full time make only 77% of every dollar earned by white males while African American and Latina women make 56-64 cents for every dollar. If they are doing the doing the same thing, why are they not being payed the same? People, however, claim women’s wage gap is due to women’s career choices rather than gender discrimination. The study, although, shows how jobs are sexist and have discrimination against women and different races by paying them
So if the government knows about these wage gaps why aren’t they doing something? So many people have had issues with this wage gap, people with different colored skin to what gender they are. There are women who will get paid 75% of what men get paid just because of their jobs or because people think that they should get paid less because they get stuck with the housework or they are taking care of the elders. To me that is ridiculous, women and men shouldn’t be getting paid the way people see them. Most people think that men have harder jobs and women get the easier jobs but, that isn’t always true.
Minority women fare- significantly worse- black women earn 66 cents, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents for every dollar men earn.” (“Americans for a Fair Chance”) It is unfair that women are doing the same job as men and still get less payment. A lot of these jobs are either feminine or masculine. Such as, hair salon or engineering. Another reason, women should
Female workers earn 17.4 percent less than their male colleagues with the gap increasing the more senior they become (Browne 1). Women are not only seen as less in the workplace, but society continues demean their work and efforts by paying them less. Even if said women employe was doing her job better than her male counterpart he would get paid more than her. Harriet Tubman was a African American women who was not only brave and cunning but was also capable of leading hundreds of slaves to freedom in the underground railroad, so not only was a woman capable of having a job, they are capable of leadership So if an African American women back in the day where women had no rights and black women had it even worse she was trusted to lead people to their freedoms why can 't a women now in the 21st century get paid the same as a male. There 's those who would disagree but however they are wrong because as history has shown women are capable of some pretty amazing
The so-called gender pay gap, which has been debunked many times, is still one of the most talked about feminist topics. Feminists still believe that women earn only 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. This is simply not true. There are several factors which affect men and women’s salaries, and hourly pay isn’t one of them. Statistically, women are far more likely to work part-time, with one in seven men working part-time, compared to three in seven for women.
This article focused on gender differences in the work place. These gender differences include the difference in salary and growth potential women have against men. I felt this article paired well with the case “Leadership in Law: Amy Schulman at DLA Piper” which was focused on Amy Shulman one of the highest paid female attorney’s in the United States. Women tend to make only 77% of their male counterparts in similar positions. The article shows the possible reasons behind why women typically make less than men on average.
Although women do make choices to limit work-time, the fact is not simply women do not care about workplace habits. In most cases, the choice to which Schow is referring can be more accurately described as women tending to family responsibilities, whereas men have usually handed the responsibility to the women providing her with complex decision making as far as her career. This shows the inequality of stereotypes mentioned earlier. Stereotypes that play a massive role in the advancement of women working high