The facts have been laid out plain and simple the gender wage gap is still something very persitant in society. Still some people argue that gender in the workplace doesnt matter. Like In article The Gender Wage Gap Is a Myth by Stephen Jarosek, Jaroske argues that the wage gap is not an example of gender bias, but instead is the result of women making the choice not to work or to work fewer hours. He claims that women and men simply make different choices in the work world and that many men are more willing to sacrifice personal time to commit to work while many women are not. He does by using several stastics to show the gender wage has been a myth all along.
It directly affects how much- or how little- her pension and social security payments will be. Getting old often means becoming poor- for many women and people of color” (Castro). The Wage Gap is not healthy and affects a woman’s financial stability in the future, especially now that many women are the sole providers for their family. The Gender Wage Gap does not only affect women but a country 's economy as a whole. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Heidi Hartmann advances the argument that eliminating this imbalance and equalizing pay between men and women could have a positive effect on the American economy.
Women’s Rights and Suffrage Women were not treated equal to men. When women started to work in the factories, during the Industrial Revolution, they began to think that if they are working with men then they should get the same rights as men. Women were working hard but were treated unfairly, they got less money than men, even though they worked harder in the factories as well as they still ran their households. They decided to start the Women’s Suffrage Act. Women were treated like property and got little to no respect.Women should be treated equal to men.
They can do the same jobs as their male counterparts and their value in the work field still exists as inferior. Although companies will try to justify the pay difference, very often, they do not have valid reasoning why the males receive higher pay. Although these women encounter inequalities at all levels, it’s not simply an inequality, but a glass ceiling effect as a result of the distribution of women at the top being smaller and the inequality increases as the women go up the rung of the job market
Occupational norms “established by gender roles create a huge barrier for women as they can affect the number of women applying for careers in law enforcement’ (Marshall, 10). Also due to these roles of the male machismo workplace and low female worker, policing has been deemed the most gendered occupation (Marshall, 10). Although there has been drastic changes in mindset around gender and social norms in the United States, these gender norms remain the same and the dominant way of acting within the
Employers biasedly view female dominated jobs as less valuable and therefore set lower wages. She attests that these views stem from American societies general devaluation of femininity (153). To support this claim England discusses how throughout the last century it has become acceptable for women to adopt male traits and practices, but not vice versa. “But even as women integrated employment and “male” professional and managerial jobs, the part of feminism challenging the devaluation of traditionally female activities and jobs made little headway” (162). Because of this devaluation and “female” occupation’s lower wages, men have little to no incentive to break into fields such as nursing and teaching.
There has been previous research however, that makes this issue more complicated. There is the “inequality hypothesis” (Harell, Panagos, 2013) that could explain why gender gaps would exist among Aboriginal women. Women still earn less in the paid labour force than men (Statistics Canada 2006, 133), they are over represented in precarious work (Statistics Canada, 2006, 109-133), and they are at greater risk of
However, wage disparity exists in both lowest-paid jobs and highest-paid jobs. Currently, women earn less than men even in the highest-paid jobs: surgeons, physicians, veterinarians, financial specialists, dentists, accountants, and more. It is not a matter of what job women have. People wrongly believe men are better at their job. The government of the United States should inspect each business on wage disparity and make businesses that do not consent face penalties.
Women are perceived to be disadvantaged at work. Indian laws on Rape, Dowry and Adultery have women 's safety at heart, but these highly discriminatory practices are still taking place at an alarming rate. Gender discrimination in India refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men and women. Gender inequalities, and its social causes, impact India 's sex ratio, women 's health over their lifetimes, their educational attainment, and economic conditions. Gender inequality in India is a various issue that concerns
Liberal feminists argue that women have the same capacity as men for moral reasoning and work habits, but that patriarchy, particularly the sexist division of labor, has historically denied women the opportunity to express and practice this reasoning. These dynamics serve to shove women into the private sphere of the household and to exclude them from full participation in public life. Hence, gender inequality is a hazard not only to the highly capable, talented and deserving women but also to the economy as a whole. Both awareness of the existing gender inequality and implementation of policies that address gender inequities need to be strengthened. Reducing the amount of time women spend on unpaid work is also essential.
25 Oct. 2016. Although the law is clear in this matter females are still paid less than men under the guise of other reasons, like a series of Jim Crow laws for females to prevent them from being paid as much as males. This act however is hardly ever followed and even those proven to have disobeyed the law usually get away with it. In the U.S there is still people who disbelieve the fact that women are still paid less than men women however have fired back at such people commenting on how it’s technically illegal to pay women less. For example a tumblr post respond to men insisting that women are paid equal to men.
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.
It has been argued that when it comes to jobs that require physical strength, men may have the advantage, however, if a woman can compete at the same level they should be paid the same as a man. During a scientific study, researchers found that women actually work longer and harder sessions at a time, but still get paid less due to their gender, only because of their gender ("Superiority of Female Workers Confirmed: Study Finds Women Really Do Work Longer And Harder Than Men."). This enraging topic frustrates me because despite all the hard work woman contribute to workforce and data that supports women make less than men, the discrimination continues in
“Despite passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for equal work, the gender gap in pay still remains.” (whitehouse.gov). Women already feel inferior to men due to the many job opportunities that men have. They shouldn’t also have to suffer through pay. Working hard as much as a man does just to be handed less, is an insult to all women in society. “A woman earns 79 cents
Especially in a country where we pride ourselves in being united there’s not much unity on this topic. Hopefully it won’t take 81 years for women to have the same pay as men. There’s a big difference in what women are being paid compared to men, it’s not just something that happens to adults and the United States isn’t even the worst , though it’s also not the best. The goal should be for women to unite around the world and say they’ve had enough. Women should be more worried about this than they appear to be, because this affects all women, not just your neighbor or a friend but every person that prides themselves in being a woman.