Women who work full-time make only seventy-seven cents for every dollar a man who works full-time makes. This difference is known as the, ‘gender wage-gap.’ Due to this gap, full-time women employees are presented with less money and job opportunities. The stereotype behind all of this is that, ‘women aren’t worth as much as men.’ This stereotype is entirely outdated and insulting.
In 2020 it will be 100 years since women obtained the right to vote in the United States. Since the women’s suffrage began, women have been fighting for the right to be equal to men. After years and years of being treated as if they were property and not a person, a group of women decided that they weren’t going to take it anymore, they wanted to have a voice in everything a man had a voice in. The women were fighting against what they called a “Cult of True Womanhood” which is defined by History.com as “the idea that the only ‘true’ woman was a pious, submissive wife and mother concerned exclusively with home and family” (The Fight for Women’s Suffrage, 2009).
Women have always had to fight for equal rights from the beginning of the Revolutionary War to present day. Although, women have the right to vote, it doesn’t guarantee women are treated equally. Women are still being paid less than men; “full-time working women earn just 78 cents for every dollar a man earns” ("Did You Know That Women Are Still Paid Less Than Men?"). In the 1960s, women were expected to get married and stay at home taking care of the children. At the time period, jobs for women were limited, “38 percent of American women who worked in 1960 were largely limited to jobs as teacher, nurse, or secretary” ("The 1960s-70s American Feminist Movement”). Although the Equal Pay Act of 1963 aimed to demolish wage discrimination, it
“When women succeed, America succeeds” These are the words former President Obama spoke during his State of the Union Speech. Although history is comprised of male dominance in many parts of the world, most women have the ability to operate as effectively as men, and therefore deserve equal pay. The wage gap between men and women is a highly debated topic. There are several people who think the gender wage gap was put to a stop and does not exist anymore since the Equal Pay act of 1963 was enacted, however this is not the case. The Equal Pay Act was enacted to abolish wage disparity because of gender. However, almost 55 years after this passage, women still do not earn as much as men for doing the exact same amount of work. Women that work
Writer Susan Pinker discusses how “unfair wage disparities for the same work still exist”. In our society today, Women get paid a few cents less to a man’s dollar. In a country that claims to be built on equality, the most crucial item in our society, money, being unequal is absurd. This inequality leads to an ideal that any women who does the job right won’t get paid the same amount as a man who does the same job. Leading to the notion that women are below men in the work place which plays into employee not taking female leadership
This article describes the evolution of American women. It explained “The Road to Women’s Liberation, 4 Generations of American Women.” The authors organized women in 4 kinds: Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials. And the authors compared these 4 generations of American women by the percentage of women in the labor force, percentage of women had a college degree, percentage of women in important positions, to show the evolution of women’s social class.
Social mobility is considered the ability to change one’s social status. It is an admirable transformation that most people aspire to attain in their lifetime, and American citizens are no exception to this dream. Perhaps any story of how our ancestors were able to “attain the American Dream” is a classical representation of this desired social change, but the question remains: how many people in the United States are able to move up the ladder of class? The United States used to be one of the world’s leaders for social mobility; however, Americans are less mobile now than they’ve ever been before. The possibility of attaining the “American Dream” is decreasing significantly because of the decreasing social mobility in the United States. If
It’s difficult to find an argument against the equal pay between men and women in the work relations. It is a known and common fact that men are more able to do some types of work that with more ease than most women, just like women can do some types of work better than men. Nevertheless in the term “equal work”, each one of us has to go through the same preparation to become a professional. Men and women in the same labor area should be given equal pay for equal work, in reality men are paid more than women in most jobs, in some cases even if they are doing the same jobs. Statistics shows that there is a gap between full-time working women and men, women make seventy-eight cents for every dollar a man earns. Women should be paid the same amount as men, the jobs need not be identical, but they must be relatively similar. Woman are equal to men and should have equal pay in the workplace when they are doing the same job. Women have made tremendous strides during
A woman is getting ready to ask for a raise. She's had to start from the bottom as just a secretary and has made her way to the top on her own and now is the vice president of the company. Before heading to her bosses office, John has always known for turning all his projects late, walks in before she does. She can but help overhear their conversation. Overall she hears John asking for a raise, she doesn't get to hear why he wants it so she waits.What seems like forever the door opens and you go in. She tells her boss how she's had to work her way up on her own with long nights, having to put the family on hold and how she's always bringing in new clients and complete dedication to the company. He takes a long pause and ask “ you have a husband right?” and she, of course, answers with a yes he continues in with “well then i don't think you need to worry about getting a raise, I think it's best for you to worry about your husband bringing in the bacon am i right?” and laughs with a chuckle. She walks out with disappointment with a feeling a
In 1997, only two women – or 2% of all CEOs – were employed by Fortune 500 companies although, that same year, females represented 40% of all managers at Fortune 500 companies (Oakley, 2000). Two decades, that number had only increased to 22 females, or 4.4% (“Women of the S&P 500,” 2015). Many women are concerned when confronted with these statistics. They say the statistics are worrisome when one considers that feminists have been working towards equality opportunity since the 1970s. Critics, however, argue that these statistics are misleading because women can vote, own property, etc. Consequently, one must ask: Is feminism is still relevant. The answer is a resounding yes for three major
Some barriers exist as harder to overcome than others. For example, the glass ceiling or “concrete ceiling” as black women refer to it as. Qualification and ability have little bearing on advancement, while race and gender play a more important role. The racial and gender inequality needed a more impactful name because it’s discrimination on a higher level- discrimination that affects one’s lively hood and ability to support his or her family. As well as discrimination that effects the distribution of individuals doing well throughout the hierarchy of the workplace is unequally distributed.
Arguably one of the most commonly discussed diversity topics in the workplace is the issue of gender inequality, specifically whether female workers receive the same level of salary and opportunity as their male counterparts. The right for women to vote, which for most western countries has existed since the end of World War 1, along with the presence of women in positions of power within modern day politics would seem to provide enough evidence to convince some observers that equality has been achieved. From women’s suffrage during the first part of the 1900s through to the Women’s Liberation movement in the 60’s and 70’s, there is little doubt that feminism has come a long way in the last century and many would argue now
Patel, Nisha. “Feminism in the Workplace.” The Wanderer Online. Friday Theme by DFD, 28 Jan. 2015. Web. 19 Feb. 2016. . This is a three page biographical database article published on The Wanderer Online. “Feminism in the Workplace” written by Nisha Patel discusses some of the problems she thinks there are within the workplace between men and women. She thinks that women are discriminated on in the workplace. Nisha brings up that some women think that feminism attacks men and excludes them while other women will speak up in favor of feminism. She feels that even though society is making progress as a global workplace, the progress is losing momentum. Some of the biggest differences that Nisha sees between men and women are the
Before my mother got remarried, she was a single mom. Being single and having a child is a struggle. She had to take on 3 jobs to take care of the two of us. She managed to give me a wonderful childhood, but being paid less than she deserved made it challenging to pay the bills and still have money for leisure. Women should not be paid less and forced to live like servants. Women should be paid equally to men so they don 't have endure extra labors and struggles in life.