Women have come a long way throughout history from the right to vote to be able to work in the workplace. They have faced a lot of discrimination but have been able to fight through each situation, but yet there are disparities between men and women in the workplace from the pay gap to positions. But why are these disparities present? Katty Kay and Clarie Shipman, writers of the article The Confidence Gap, believe the answer is confidence. This article argues that the reason why women do not pursue higher positions is due to low confidence through a pathos appeal directed at the audience, an ethos appeal given by the credibility of the authors, and a logos appeal by a variety of statistics and studies.
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.
Since the beginning of time women have had different roles than men. Women have been the ones to take care of the family in the home and men have been the ones to take care of the financial needs. In the 20’s women began to realize that they were worth more than a housewife and began to change their roles. Women had to fight for their rights to change roles, leading up to events that show their determination for suffrage, and their right to work and be whomever they wanted to be. Women were not given their roles and a question asked is, “Why did they have to fight for them?” Craft believes the answer to this question is “They wanted to be more independent.
Other women had more rights, but not as many as men. They weren’t able to go to college, they had to work at home, weren’t allowed to have strong public opinions, some were sold or even forced into marriage so their family could get more money. It was a slow-developing but nation-wide movement led by women, produced the Women Suffrage Movement and eventually, the right to vote. II. The Women Suffrage Movement has a lot of important women and without them, we still might be fighting for
While society is somewhat progressive in altering people’s views on gender expectations, unfortunately, sex segregation is still prevalent in today’s labor market; men and women are still pushed into positions that they are expected to serve better in. For example, many women, like myself, still experience gender inequality in form of vertical segregation in their workplace. I worked at a retail store for approximately three years – first as a sales associate, and then gradually a cashier. Starting off, I thought it was pure coincidence to see all the females serving front-line positions in attending customers and only the males were in charge of the supervisory, systematic work. With hopes of attaining a higher management position, I was
Even after the colonial and republic era, women’s roles did not stop evolving. Even to this day women are said to be mistreated, receiving less pay than men, on average, for the same job. Women have definitely shone and stood out due to their changed roles in society, but there is no such thing as a “golden age” for now. If there were to be a golden age I would say it is still in progress because our society is by no means perfect, and will never be, but it may be one step closer if we were all treated
There is a problem with our world today on how women are treated not only in their workplace but all around them. Unfortunately, not everyone sees it and if you are a male you do not see the side effects of being a women. In this day and age. you would think that being a different gender would not effect somebody but in that case you would be wrong. Women are not treated equally like their male counterparts and something needs to be done All around the world women are being paid unfairly.
Nevertheless, it has not prevented women from reaching their full potential. According to the article, “Men really ARE from Mars: Gender stereotypes still strong today despite rise of feminism,” written by Stephen Beech there has not been a “significantly change from 1983 to 2014.” Moreover, there are still people that expect women to do everything for their husbands such as the duties described in Brady’s essay. Women can achieve more than just pleasing their spouse, but no one unquestionably recognizes what can be achieved. Despite the fact that it has been years since women were obliged to be stay at home moms and our society is more accepting, women are still looked down at if they are not. Women have overcome many stereotypes and continue to do so, but there will always be more.
In the Gilded age or the start of the industrial era, women and children were forced to leave their homes and try and get jobs in factories that were fit for them. This era created many new job opportunities than before. The number of women who now had actual jobs had increased drastically. Even though all these jobs had opened up women were only seen fit to do small tasks such as desk jobs that require little knowledge and skill to be able to do. Women forced into the work force tended to be poorer struggling individuals whose children were bound to labor as well.
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.