Gender Discrimination In Higher Education

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In order to address the issue of sexism within the academic environment, we need to take a firm stance in combating gender discrimination and the attitudes that women are unlikely to secure tenure status and raise a family as a faculty within higher education. Sexism permeates within the higher education institutions on various. Though sexism manifests itself in the form of overt/covert discrimination, there are many instances that involve a more subtle entrenched inequity amongst women. Dr. Hill’s inappropriate comment towards women manifests itself as a microaggression towards the three female advisees as incapable of succeeding and securing a job as a woman.
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Due to the concerned nature, the three female advisees have
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Williams (2004) cites the fact that women’s lack of progress in academia is well documented over the years as women continue to be treated differently than their male counterparts. According to American Association of University Professors (2010), there has been an increase of women who are tenured or on tenure-track in higher education over the years, yet, they are still underrepresented in many departments, colleges, and universities. Toren and Klaus (1987) examined the degree to which the numbers of women in a work related to the size of the workplace and found a direct relationship between equitability of treatment and smallness of workplace size. Women perceive the existence of inequality between men and…show more content…
Roughly 3-in-10 working women with a postgraduate degree (29%) say they have experienced repeated small slights at work because of their gender, compared with 18% of those with bachelor’s degree and 12% with less education. Female faculties believe they are hindered both professionally and personally by the systematic institution’s policy and perspective. In order to foster and promote the value of female faculty, we need to cultivate awareness in regards to the perception of all faculties, especially women, that they can reach their highest potential within the

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