In our society today, women are treated differently because of their gender, are not given raises that commensurate with their station and often make less compensation than men. Women, also must often deal with sexual harassment in the workplace which leaves physical and emotional scars. As historically, in society today, women are treated unfairly in the business world because they receive less compensation than men, are
Women are not paid less because they choose lower paying jobs. The difference between the pay gap or position in a company given to women is due to their race and the simple fact that they are women. Discrimination against women in the labor field has not declined in recent years. It has increased considerably, making it impossible for women in many places to succeed. Even if they have the same preparation as men.
Before the Women 's Rights reforms, American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. As a result of the Women 's Rights Movement, women gained the right to vote, access to higher education and opportunities to enter the workforce, overall changing the femmine life for the better. Women in the 1800s were stripped of their voice, not only were they unable to vote, they were often kept from speaking openly in public. Their lack of rights left them dependent on men (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that.
Women in the early 1900’s didn’t have very much economic freedom. They were restricted on almost everything they did. They weren’t allowed in the workplace like their partners were so for women to make it, they had to be married. Now, however, women have economic equality with their partners. This can lead to a variety of failed marriages with both partners trying to reach success.
They were taught how to be a good wife and mother. Marriage for love was not valued at that time; many women are given away for social status. Many young women were married off to men that were selected by their parents and were much older than them. These women were treated by their husbands as slaves, or their property rather than wives. At that time, these wives were only good for managing the household and showing off the family status.
Other sources reveal that female wages suffer significantly compared to male wages regardless of the same quality of productivity. Although Pakistan is a Muslim country, they get suspicious of a hijabi woman’s productivity, often times these women may be rejected or otherwise may be a victim to social awkwardness at the workplace. Furthermore they abuse the rights of women by denying them the education or job they deserve and do not respect them as much as they respect men in the workplace. On a daily basis Pakistani women are a victim to workplace harassment in fact Thomson Reuters foundation expert poll revealed Pakistan as the 3rd most dangerous country for women to reside in. Many of these incidents are not reported due to lack of accessibility and fear of embarrassment, but those who do face even more obstacles.
This was especially so during the period of the Great Depression, where many women were frowned upon if they worked as they were seen as stealing the already limited work available from men who were assumed as more capable than women (“A Change in Gender Roles: Women’s Impact during WWII in the Workforce and Military (Fall 2012)”, 2012). As a result, though women were urged to work with propaganda efforts during the war, not all wanted to, especially the upper and middle class women. Hence, most of the jobs left by the men were filled up by lower-class women and minorities who were
From the beginning of time we have heard that women belong in the kitchen and hold a lower status when compared to men. Their only goal in life should be to take care of a family and look pretty for their husband. Society always contradistinguishes between women and men, instead of holding them to an equal stature. Women and men both have societal rules that they have to live up to, however, women at the end of the day have more stereotypical gender roles holding them back. Women have also always been held up by body standards and the idea of beauty; this arose more in the last 100 years through popular representation of women through marketing, advertising, films, music and television.
Married women and single women wanted to work together but people did not let them. Women in the 1930s were expected to do housework and could not find jobs easily outside of the home, but women organized into volunteers groups devoted to improving the living and working conditions of other women. Women were having a hard time getting a job. Women worked long hours for low wages in the 1930s. The depression caused wages to drop lower so more women can join and not meet the basic expenses (Working Women in the 1930s).
Therefore, the basic demands became in their existence as workingwomen and they ignored their roles as mothers in exchange. Nowadays, women are forced to work to provide for the necessities that husbands cannot provide alone. But, when women have to stay at home to raise their children, this matter may direct serious attention. Studies on a lot of working mothers have shown that these women have neglected parts of the responsibilities in either work or at home. As woman’s work has many positive effects, there are also many negative effects.