Although many women did not question that way of life, there were some who hated it. In the article “Women and the Great depression” in the Gilmer Lehrman Institute of American History, Susan Ware wrote, “Women who sought relief or paid employment risked public scorn or worse for supposedly taking jobs and money away from more deserving men.” That quotation puts into perspective how women were treated as inferior to men. Women have also come a long way from the 1930s; they are now able to get almost any job they want. However, there still is a wage gap, and many men think they are better than women. In conclusion, women were not treated as equals to men, but they were still treated better than
Women worked longer hours and got paid significantly less than men did. The long hours effected working mothers who couldn 't be home to take care of their children and had to work instead. Women also faced exploitation in the workplace because it was easier for their employers to get away with paying them less. Ella Mae Wiggins was a famous poet that conveyed the struggles and hardships of female workers of the time though her powerful pieces. She was a part of the fight for better working conditions.
Women were extremely mistreated in the late nineteenth-century, no matter what amount of money they had. The women that’s family had more money would be treated minimally better but the mistreatment still ranged from schooling, jobs, and how they should live their lives. Women to this day still have problems in society whether it be working the same job as men but getting paid less or playing the stay at home mom but society is still not happy with that. We have come a long way in one hundred years but universally there are a few more kinks before women will be equal to men. Vera Figner’s story I found to be an interesting one.
Women cannot achieve social mobility when they lack the basic means to raise themselves up, money. So as long as women are receiving less money than their male counterparts in a myriad of jobs, they will be unable to attain true progress in moving up the socio-economic ladder. The gender pay gap, comparatively speaking to other social issues, is not such a difficult problem to fix, but it will require some real, sincere legislative effort on the part of our lawmakers and
Women that have had a child and decide to rejoin the workforce are often facing a dramatic decrease in pay, with some women losing anywhere from 18 percent to 41 percent (Nelson, 138). Nelson tells the story of one woman, which had previously been the breadwinner of her family, up until she had a baby. She would have preferred to stay at home with her newborn, but her family needed the money. After rejoining her law firm, her hours were no longer flexible, and she was forced to stay until 11
Today women have one unpaid job at home, and one low-paid job in the labour force. Since people believe that women have always been responsible for work at home and in the labour force, they have always been paid less, both when their jobs are not the same as men, and when the work is exactly the same. According to the statistics by Historica Canada (), women earned 52.8% of what men earned in 1911, 58% in 1971 and 66% in 1996. This type of discrimination is commonly seen in India, however in India it is difficult for women to get occupations in certain main cities due to cultural and religious issues according to the article by Chatterjee
After reading “Class Differences in Child-Rearing Are on the Rise” by Claire Cain Miller, I realized that there are many aspects that go into socio-economic status. One thing that initially stood out to me within the article is that, “Poorer parents have less time and fewer resources to invest in their children, which can leave children less prepared for school and work, which leads to lower earnings” (Miller). This stood out to me because children have no decision on what family they are born into, and the fact that if they are born into a less privileged family then they are more likely to grow up to be poorer due to the lack of preparation for school and work that they obtained during childhood. Even though there are multiple parenting approaches, most parents want the best for their children, even if they can not give their children the most financial stability. After reading “The Dangerous Consequences of Growing Inequality” by Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel, I found that the article to be very interesting and informative.
Proves that even rich women were treated unfairly when it came to wages. This indicates that the industry felt that men should be getting paid more. In the 1930s, women did not had an important role in Careers and wages, they were mainly important when it came to the household. Even today, women and men are not truthly equal, men get paid more than women. Women have always had a problem when it comes to getting involved in the country.
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.
The fallacy of faulty statistics is defined as,” A small number of dramatic and vivid events are taken to outweigh a significant amount of statistical evidence”, in other words the entirety of the wage gaps argument shows only the final statistic, that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and not the legitimate reason for why it prevails. The Bureau of Labor Statistics published a statement stating that a man will make 23 cents more than a woman for every dollar, but what it doesn’t leave out is the major hole most feminist leave open, why it exists. There are 7 major reasons for why women get payed less than men for the same job: job choice, college major choice, working hours, job stress, job location, vacation time, and starting a family. One of many reasons is a person’s job choice, out of the top 10 highest paying majors in college, women are only the majority in one of the 10, being pharmacy science, while out of the top 10 lowest paying college
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.
Women earn on average 78 cents for every dollar that a men earn. This gender pay gap needs to be closed because unequal pay affects women’s pensions or retirement income, women need to provide for their families, and lower wages for women affect men too. The unequal pay that women experience affects their finances in the long run. Many women need to take time off because they are mothers for instance and they cannot work full time. If they already get paid low wages by working full time, cutting off working hours affects them even more.
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.
Since it is a federal law to attend elementary through high school there are less people in the US that are illiterate but there are still a multitude of people (women) not going to college and ending up not being able to support themselves. The fact the men make compared to women 77 cents more per hour also does not help. There needs to be a change in the polarization of the job force and people of all genders, races, classes, etc. need to be treated with
When taken under the scope, large enterprises rejected woman workers, and if they did hire, the lady’s income would be significantly smaller. Consequently, companies would deny the reason being that they were of a different sex, and rather blame it on how little education the skill the person had, “Frequently, even when given raises, their new pay still comes short of that of their male coworkers.”(Kasperkevic, Jana). How does one go about proving themselves not guilty in the court of law? Were companies deceiving the minds of authority in order to save their