While in fact, the wage gap increases as the level of education increases. A woman’s bachelor degree earns only 71.4 % of a man’s salary, and a woman’s graduate degree is worth even less and earns 69% of men with graduate degrees salaries. While in today’s world, students are strongly encouraged to pursue higher degrees to earn more, but for women this is disheartening seeing that the extra effort of pursuing a higher education being unmatched for their efforts. This is the 21st century and America is the land of opportunity, it is pure common sense that hard-working people should receive equal rewards for their efforts. Equal pay has been a concern for over the past 50 years, when all hardworking Americans deserve fair salaries.
In our present time, with equality being a prevalent topic, it seems traditional societal values are shifting. However, our society isn’t evolving at the rate certain groups are satisfied with. Although progress has been made in past decades, women are still facing the same inequality now as they were sixty years ago. Make no mistake, those who face oppression have risen up. Females have managed to challenge the world’s conscious, by demanding equality to their male counterparts (qtd.
Rachel Feggeler DE English Michael Edwards 22 March 2018 Separate but Equal Over the past two hundred years, women have gained a great ordeal of rights, but for no legitimate reason women still are not treated equal to men. As an example of this gender inequality is the unequal pay for the same job. According to a study done by the Contently Foundation, “Women get 10% less than men in the public sector” (The Guardian). Another example that most people do not think of, where there is discrimination, is sports. Sports is a large component in this gender inequality that has existed for eternity.
In the case of the Bennet daughter’s, their father had a small yearly income, therefore, being less favorable to marry to a higher social class. The first paragraph in the novel, “Pride and Prejudice” it is states that (a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.) (3). Women of this period, didn’t have fortune, nor could they possess property, therefore, becoming someone’s wife would assure them a future. In the twenty-first century, society has evolved past some of these stereotypical roles, both sexes can work, own property and remain single.
According to a survey of working parents done by Pew Research Center (2015), it is found that 39 percent of mothers took time off to take care of their children or family and 27 percent responded that they have to quit their career. On the contrary, around 24 percent of fathers reported having taken time off and only 10 percent have to leave their job due to family obligations. In order to combine work and family responsibilities, women have greater recourse to part-time work. Therefore, women tend to work shorter hours and have more career interruptions than men which lead to a passive impact on their promotion prospects and profession advancement as it also reduced women chances to have a financially rewarding
African American women will wait until the year 2124 merely because the color of their skin is different from others. The worst wait is for Hispanic women; equality in pay will not come to them until 2233 (“Pay”). An analysis by Oxfam Canada and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives explains the influence of different factors on the gender wage gap by saying that the gender wage gap is not merely because the stereotypical woman works less than men or because women have a different degree of education or experience. The analysis states that “Even when all of these factors are considered, the result remains the same: a wage gap” (Grant). Although it is clear that aspects such as schooling and experience within an occupation play a role in deciding if a gap should be
She knew right away that all the suitors wanted was her strength. This implies that the men think she is incapable of leading Ithaca and her people. In the beginning of Book One in The Odyssey, Homer makes it clear that women are expected to fulfill their jobs. When Penelope complains about the music being played, Telemachus demands, “So mother, go back to your quarters. Tend to your own tasks the distaff and the loom, and keep
Women 's rights have always been something to fight towards, and Mary Wollstonecraft helps us do that with her publication A Vindication of Rights of Woman. She heavily endorsed the education of women AND men. She wanted to change the traditional perspective on women as being a victim or needing help. Furthermore, she thought, without equality, it that much easier for men to control women. Education leads to civil and political rights, which further equal the rights men have in comparison to women.
70% of Japanese women who have their first child do not go back to work. There are many reasons behind these statics but an important reason is because childcare services are not as abundant as they are in America. The Prime Minister has public supported in favor of achieving more services but as of now there has been no progress. There isn’t any social movement in Japan as to why more women are not in the work force. The work force is dominated by men.
It is the 21st century and although politics and the world is never perfect, inequality should not be an issue we as a world should talk about. We should learn from the past and try to create a better situations in countries like Sierra Leone. Father Ferree wrote the social justice and talked about the most vulnerable and how everyone has a duty to help those in need. The situation in Sierra Leone is one problem that needs the worlds’ attention and so, the affluent world and the UN should be able to look at problems such as this to create an equal opportunity and do justice for these girls. These girls have dreams and hopes of becoming someone and the only way to achieve their dream is by going to school and so, they shouldn’t be held accountable for a rape they did not want and their education should not be compromised.
In his essay “John J. Macionis” which appear as The Twenty-First-Century Campus: Where is the Men? And this article show how the women have great social equality after long time of being not accepted in college. He describe who the women were not welcome in all the colleges or universities in United States in one century ago. Few years ago the number of women who go to college has increase until they finally matched the men. Moreover, the low income make more women go to college then men, and that because they able to find a jobs without needing for college degree.
One of the biggest struggles that women has to go through is not getting paid as equally as men. An Equal Pay Act in 1963 had to be made in order to forbid sex based wage discrimination, even though women are still getting 91 cents of every dollar earned by men (10 Challenges That American Women Still Face Today, paragraph. 2). In Russia, many women are paid less than men and their wage and salaries were 70% of men (Snezhkova, (2005), Page 3). This became a problem for many other countries where women wages would be 84% of men also and they would only receive just 58% of the income from their spouse (Social Inequalities, the World Cup, and Some Simple Solutions, Paragraph 6).