Men and women are born on Earth in the same fashion. However, according to the article “10 Reasons Women Need Equal Pay, and are Still Fighting for it” by Meghan Werft, women do not receive pay in the same fashion as their male counterparts. This article details how a pay deficit exists between men and women who work duplicate jobs, and the reasons for which women deserve equal pay to their male coworkers. The article also describes how those reasons can benefit economies around the world. Using the literary appeal of logos, the rhetorical device of exposition, and syntactic strategies to establish the tone, Meghan Werft convinces her audience that a wage gap between men and women exists, and that the action of granting equitable pay can also benefit global and local economies.
Pay Gap: a bitter difficulty Women and men should receive the same salary for doing the same job. That is the idealistic concept that fits very well in an invented society. However, gender pay gap shows one of the worst discrimination problems nowadays. After several investigations, many factors show that women receive an inferior amount of money in comparison with men, simply due to the gender difference. Thus, the debate is on the table.
Why Are Women Paid Less? —— It Is Not an Issue Only About Discrimination That Simple According to a survey by North American Industry System(NAICS), based on average wages, all workers in 2014 including full-time and part-time, women earned just 75.3% compared to men. As more and more women enter the labor market, this issue is increasingly attached great importance, and whether this issue relates to discrimination is the biggest concern. In his article, Mark Perry, the professor of economics and finance, argues if the gender wage gap is caused by discrimination. In his opinion, simply claim that women are paid less due to discrimination is “fundamentally misleading” and “economically illogical.” There are more factors that affects this issue.
The gender pay gap is a significant issue in the United States because it promotes institutional and internal sexism and the unfair treatment of human beings. An infamous statistic about the wage gap has been the 77 cent statistic, stating that for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 77 cents. The statistic is calculated by, “...dividing the median earnings of full-time, year-round, working women by the median earnings of full-time, year-round, working men, all rounded to the nearest $100” (Glynn 2). This, however, represents males and females from all occupations, causing opponents to argue that, because it does not represent the gap between people who have the same job, a wage gap does not exist. Nonetheless, multiple studies have proven that a gender pay gap does exist within the United States.
Gender inequality at the workplace can be easily noticed through examples of events that happen when it comes to employability or even at work time. When it comes to employability a really common situation that happens, is when the employer decides to hire a person because of their sex. This happens when a job needs more of a physical ability and employers tend to choose a man instead of a woman, or when a job is more needs a more caring and organizing concept, then the employer chooses to hire a woman because women seem to have these skills better than a man, because of their
Judith Lorber in “The Social Construction of Gender” states that gender is constantly created and re-created out of human interaction, out of social life (276). Defining oneself by gender can be positive but there are also many negative effects of race, ethnicity, income and occupation, geography, religion, age, physical ability, marital and maternal status, and sexual orientation that one has to face. Some believe that women’s profit leads to someone’s loss and even on the job market when women perform the same job as men, the job position are given different names in order to satisfy the individuals separation based on their gender (Lorber 279). Furthermore, while women and men are separated by different labels at the workplace they are
These labels lead to sexist behavior and thus oppression of women, because they were seen as less than men. Due to the idea of dualism in a patriarchal society, it does not only oppress women, but the patriarchy is also a root cause of racism, classism, colonialism, etc. This occurs because dualism is based on dividing reality into different spheres and in doing so, dualism is creating a hierarchical
Feminists would say that women have finally been given the chance to do what they want, and rightly so. Others like myself would argue that it is out of economic necessity and desire to be independent of men, who have a history of using their financial power to oppress women, that drives women to the market place. However, Gilbert argues, that women are moving to the marketplace for three reasons: 1) the culture of capitalism undervalues the economic worth of childrearing activities and domestic production, 2) prevailing feminist expectations overestimate the social and emotional benefits of labor-force participation, and 3) that the family friendly policies of the welfare state create incentives that reinforce the norms and values of capitalism and feminism. The fact of the matter is that for most women, though not all, the labor of motherhood is undervalued; and, the personal benefits of paid work are overestimated. We all fantasize about work that uses our creativity, is self-directed, happens during the hours we choose, and occurs in an attractively lit setting with fascinating
Conclusion based on Feminist theory argues cultural biases, occupations categorized by sex and gender stereotypes of people holding the jobs, gender internalization, and institutionalized policies and practices are associated with overt and covert sexism in the workplace and outcome of employment. If ignorance on sexism is reduced by educating society and advocating for equality among sexes, perhaps the workplace might be a more just
(based on actually seeing things) research has shown that the sex (separating things/separating people by race, religion, etc.) of occupations, and the pay gap between men and women, cut across social classes in ways that change/differ from one (community of people/all good people in the world) to another, and change/differ across time.
This fits perfect with the information stated in the article that although women may be viewed negative for asserting their desire for a higher salary it is necessary to get the salary the desire. Schulman goes on to say that this is necessary to achieve as a women because of the social difference in the upbringing of men and women. These differences according to Schulman are that women are brought u in a feminine upbringing which qualities tend to differ from the qualities necessary for a successful professional
This essay expresses the opinion of Tara Siegel Bernard on behalf of the existence of the gender pay gap and focuses on it being a primary issue in the workplaces of major companies. The essay goes on to discuss how our society expects women and men to both behave in particular ways and how that idea has contributed to the ever present pay gap, such as how “. . . the imbalance often traces back to women being hired at a lower salary than their male peers” and “.