The main purpose of the article, “Equal Pay Day: When, where and why women earn less than men” by Dana Ford, is to inform the audience about the pay gap between genders that still exists in the United States today. To emphasize on the subject of gender pay gap, Ford shows the reader how race, age, and even the state the woman lives in could affect how big or small the pay gap is. While the speaker, Dana Ford, may use a negative tone toward the issue, this newdesk editor is also aware of the progress in equality in the past 50 years. Ford states that “The good news is that the gender pay gap is getting smaller. In 1964, women on average were paid 59% of what men were paid.
Some employers agreed on equal pay that only allowed women to performed the same jobs as men “ without assistance or supervision. (Striking –Women) Inequality and discrimination) Anitha S. (2014) The women showed that they could work as hard as man and do the jobs just as well and In (Striking –Women) Inequality and Discrimination) 2nd paragraph) women’s pay was still 53% of the pay of the men they replaced and the semi-skilled and unskilled jobs were given to the women as “women’s jobs” and were exempt from the equal pay. (Striking- Women) Inequality and discrimination).
Paragraphs will be ordered in terms of topic, rhetoric analysis, evidence, collaboration between results to embody my argument and to provide contributing factors and there effect on a universal standpoint to the ethos of women (religion, maternal implications, upbringing, geographic location). A contributing factor leading to gender inequality and segregation in the workforce is geographic location. This refers to the general identification and location of individuals and or data (Jones, 2015) and no matter where you are based in the world, there will always be gender inequality and segregation in the workforce. 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).
Oppression or opportunity? Immigrants faced many things while inside America. Low paying jobs, Illnesses, and small living spaces. Immigrants came to America expecting greatness, the “ Golden Country’ as some would call it. When the Immigrants came here, what they hoped was nothing like it seemed.
A single word stole William from his self-absorbed people watching - “Hello.” William turned. The breath was immediately drained from his lungs by a pair of intense, deep-set hazel eyes. William reflexively pulled his head back and blinked twice, physically shaken by the force as every paradigm for physical beauty was instantly shattered. He gently closed his eyes and pinched the bridge of his nose in an effort to calm his manically churning thoughts.
During the twentieth century there were many working processes happing in the upper Texas gulf coast directly affecting the African Americans and the middle class. Both social groups dealt with a lot oppression and discrimination by society. The African Americans and the middle working class protested against the race and domination. Many black people during the 1883 – 1945 used their power to combat the oppression industries.
Annotated Bibliography Quast, L. (2015, November 22). The Gender Pay Gap Issue Is Fixable -- But May Require Bolder Actions To Overcome. Retrieved from Forbes.com: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2015/11/22/the-gender-pay-gap-issue-is-fixable-but-may-require-bolder-actions-to-overcome/2/ It is reported by the Economic Policy Institute that although women had made tremendous records entering into workforce and gain great successes in education, but their wage is 83% comparing to men. The world forum also released a report in 2015 that women now make as much as men earned a decade ago.
I feel like everyone has had to wear a mask at some point in their life. People are always so afraid of other people’s opinion and what they’ll think. It is evident in the poem, that at that time blacks were still afraid of what other people would do if they really said how they felt. They would put on this act that made them seem happy to be free, but behind that they would still be upset about all the rights they still didn’t possess, line one “We wear the mask that grins and lies”. African-Americans realized how hard it would be for them to gain all that everyone else had, stated in line thirteen “Beneath our feet, and long the mile”, and were scared of that, too.
When analyzing the intersections, it is clear the women of color face even more intense discrimination. Per the textbook, the wage gap for African-American women is 67.5 percent, Latinas: 58 percent, Asian-American: 90 percent. These figures are startling. As this is often the case, sadly, minority women are being taken advantage of the most. They face this further devastation for similar reasons, just on a new level.
Even to this day, about two hundred and fifty years since America had gained independence, many people of color in American society still feel that they are treated unequally. In today’s society, the discussion of racial privilege has been a big discussion within society and politics in America. Although some people might not find, or see racial privilege in America as a huge problem, it is a big problem and makes many people of color feel like they are not welcomed in America. Racial privilege in America has been witnessed in America ever since the reconstruction period of the Southern United States when the Supreme Court made it unconstitutional to discriminate against the former slaves of America. Since then many people have spoken out of racial privilege and have given their point of view of the privilege
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,
Power, privilege, and oppression is a rather controversial matter to talk about it in today’s society. It happens everywhere, but people always like to ignore it. Power is the ability to control or influence somebody. Privilege is when a group has trait or advantage over another group, denying others because of who they are. Oppression is rejection or treating others unfairly.
“Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or eating, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or in bed - no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull” (Orwell, 25). This depiction of absolute oppression by George Orwell in his novel 1984 is his idea of the future in a totalitarian dystopian world where there is no freedom, fairness and everyone is completely brainwashed. Similarly, the government in Terry Gilliams movie Brazil control and monitor their citizens, oppressing them to the point they are afraid to have a disloyal thought about their government, reminiscent of thought crime.
The United States is currently facing an economical problem that involves males and female differences within the workplace. Males are given bigger and sometimes even better rewards for doing equal amounts of work as their female counterparts. Females are frequently not receiving the same wage even if they can complete the same job of a male. Also, females are less likely to get promoted within their job if they are competing against a male. A source states, “Women are now more likely to have college degrees than men, yet they still face a pay gap in every single education level,