“Gender discrimination is the practice of treating a group of people differently based upon their gender,” (Strengthening Communities by Putting an End to Gender Discrimination 1). Gender discrimination has been a large issue dating back many years. We can find examples of gender discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee in a few of the main characters including Scout, Alexandra, and Jem. Gender bias has also been traced back into history, where women had to fight for their right to vote. It’s still an immeasurable disease of current day society where women battle the pay gap and the glass ceiling.
Gender, and in particular issues surrounding gendered occupations/segregations and gender inequalities in a work place, is a heavily researched topic with countless pieces of literature discussing these issues. This paper aims to explore the relationship between stereotypical gendered work and individuals in working class communities, to try and establish whether individuals who are brought up in a working class environment, will inevitably end up in gender segregated occupations.. The issue surrounding whether organisations create inequality regimes, will also be a topic discussed in the paper, to try and establish whether organisations who set up factories requiring low skilled work in working class areas area aiding in the issues surrounding
Just be Yourself Ashly Hinnenkamp “ Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” – unknown. This quote is a good example of how not to worry about what other people think and say about you. Stephanie Pellegrin as an adult tells her younger self that it doesn’t matter if you fit in because it all works out in the long run. I feel like this quote relates to the story because it’s talking about fitting in and not caring what people think or say about you. In ‘Just be Yourself’ the author explains that you never know what the future holds, that it’s okay to be an outsider, and finding out who you really are.
One such form of discrimination that needs to be accounted for as Palmer points out is maternal profiling. At times companies may profile women and assume at some point in their career they are going to have and raise children. Due to this assumption the company will invest less human capital in women, which is less training, maybe not promoting them or giving them responsibility etc. Thus, in dual income families when a couple does decide to have children a caregiver is usually picked, this job is usually given to the spouse who makes less income as the spouse who makes more is seen as a more valuable asset to the family. So in the end because of this the profiling company creates self fulfilling prophesies by paying women less they are pigeonholed into giving up their jobs when a family does come into the picture.
They also have their differences. For starters both of these speeches take place around 26 years apart, which is a major gap between each of these speeches many things in women 's rights had changed in those years. You can look up a timeline as I did to notice the differences, such a major change that I can not list them all. While the timeframe is a major difference, the skin color is also a major difference, Shirley Chisholm was African American, and growing up for her, and her being a women’s rights activist must have been very difficult compared to Hillary Clinton’s situation. Hillary’s speech also focused on both human, and women’s rights.
Gender inequality has caused global problems, and as an individual I would like to see a change. Gender Inequality matters because it can have longterm effects on the growth of our country, the populations lives, women in certain jobs and much more. One of the most important aspects involving gender inequality is women in jobs. Many women have experienced very different conditions to men and have received a difference in pay on top of it. The About Pay Equity & Discrimination article states, “In
They believe they are superior just because they suppose they are more stronger and smarter than women. Gender roles play a really big role from the past to possibly now. That is to say, women should be equal to men because regardless of gender and sexuality, they are still human beings with feelings. That does not give the right to men to treat them however they want, or even lay a finger on them just because they can. All these mistreatments can lead to a woman feeling lost about herself or even being depressed because they are feeling such way.
I chose to write on this topic because there had always been some type of conflict of women who are in the work force, which is now seemingly all we hear about. Many years ago, we all know that women were not even allowed to be in the work force. Even today, there is still a lot of conflict having to do with women in the workplace. Achieving gender equality is clearly possible through workers, regardless of sex,
This can have a major impact on a person’s social identity. There are many individuals who choose to break these gender roles that are assigned to them out of curiosity of the unknown. We live in a world where powerful people control the way we perceive each other. This is why the discussion of gender is so prevalent in our society.
According to Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris, Northwestern University School of Law writers, women are expected to agree to do more tasks, no matter how menial, in order to prove their worth and work ethic. Similar to the dynamics from the past reported by WIC, women are not respected in the workplace unless they perform more tasks than men do; only by outperforming them are women able to be seen as equal to them (Kramer). While this work ethic is almost required of women to succeed, “[successful women] are applauded for delivering results at work but then reprimanded for being ‘too aggressive,’ ‘out for herself,’ ‘difficult,’ and ‘abrasive,’” as claimed by Marianne Cooper, a sociologist with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Thus, women could only succeed if they worked more, but those who did were prevented from moving up in society due to sexist ideas of powerful women being a threat to men. In “A World Without Work,” by Northwestern University journalism graduate Derek Thompson, explains how women remain more involved with society when they are unemployed, while men “are more likely to withdraw into their living rooms when they become unemployed.” This portrays how the expectation for women to work harder remains even in non-work situations, as they are supposed to remain busy without work and constantly be making connections to find work, while men are more lax on how