Sexist Paychecks

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Is There Such A Thing As Sexist Paychecks? Ever since the beginning of time women have always been treated different than men. Whether it be the typical women stereotype that they belong in the kitchen and be servants to men, or that the only thing that they are good at is giving birth to kids or fixing a home cooked meal. Unfortunately what society has yet to believe is that women should be treated equally as men, especially in the work field. It wasn’t until the date of August 18, 1920 that women somewhat got a relief of being treated equal when they gained the right to vote. Now is that really all that women want? In recent time, people have seen that women are doing the same jobs as men that also require the same skills, but are getting…show more content…
An all too common response to workers and advocates concerned about the 23 cent gender wage gap for full-time year round workers across occupations is that it is just a by product of the choices women make; choices to work fewer hours, lower paying jobs, or opt out the work force for longer periods of time than men (Berman). Among the men and women that are employed as full-time, 60 percent of the wage gap can be attributed to know factors such as work experience, union status, and the foregoing choice of occupation. Another quarter of the wage gap is attributable to the difference in wages paid by industries that employ mostly men than women. These include blue collar industries, which generally employ men and service sector rather clerical jobs, which generally pay less and employ more women. Women make up half of the work force. They are the main breadwinners in four out of ten familie’s, they also receive more college and graduate degrees than men. IWPR is a company that keeps an annual track of the gender wage gap over a series of time. According to their research, if change continues at the same slow pace as it has done for the past 50 years, it will also take 50 years or until 2058 for women to finally reach pay equality. IWPR’s annual fact sheet on the gender wage gap by occupation shows that just in fact women…show more content…
The median annual earnings for full time year round women workers in 2012 was $37,791 compared to men’s $49,398 (“Gender in history of labor unions”). In 2013 the median weekly earning for women in full-time management, professional, and related occupations was $973, compared to $1,349 for men. Mary Jones was a 19th century Chicago seamstress that converted her resentment of th the uneven distribution of wealth in society into a worldwide activism on behalf of women's rights in the labor unions. Union leader saw that they could reduce the threat of companies hiring women to do jobs for less money by fighting for equal pay rather than against women on the job (“Gender in history of labor unions”). By 1974 they formed the coalition of labor union women to put focus on women's unique problems. Their motto “We are not here to swap Recipes” (“Gender in history of labor

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