Texas Wage Inequality

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Women working for the Texas state government suffer wage inequality because all women are held to the expectation that they will leave work to have a baby. Women can make the decision on whether they will or will not have kids, but because their colleagues do plan on having kids or are pregnant they all are held at a certain pay. When hiring women there is this doubt that they will stay the entire time and that it will be a permanent job so the employer does not feel a need to give them an equal pay compared to a man doing the same job. The reality of wage differences between men and women is that above all changes women still get paid less than men. There have been countless arguments that wage inequality has been fixed and that everyone …show more content…

“The forces that drive pay inequity are complex, but among the likely reasons for Texas’ gaps are slow growth in state workers’ pay overall, the tendency of white men to get top-paying jobs and the state’s inattention to the issue” (Mcswane 2). Another thing that undermines all types of workers is the slow rate in which pay is increasing because men are the people with higher paid positions in jobs they are not obtaining more money and neither are women. Women must wait for the men above them to start earning more before they can get a raise but this still does not provide equal pay. Yes women are getting paid more but so are the men either stays the same or continues growing. “Women have struggled to regain jobs in the recovery and continue to face high levels of long-term unemployment, even as their families rely on them more heavily for financial support” (National Women’s Law Center 5). There was a large period of time of unemployment were hundreds of people lost their jobs. Texas is still recovering from this period and people are regaining their jobs but it seems to be ten times harder for women to regain jobs compared to men. This is extremely surprising after seeing that the number of single mothers or women having to support a family alone is increasing at a rapid pace Many families rely heavily on the income from these women to continue …show more content…

In the society that we live in, there is a strong belief that because acts have been passed that we have reached equality between men and women in all forms. Many in society continuously state that there is no need for feminism or any type of movement for women 's rights because they have not been taught the truth and are fed the lies that people around them have constructed. “Women just starting their careers are earning wages closer to their male counterparts today than in previous decades. But researchers say men can quickly surpass women in both pay and seniority, especially in the private sector” (Mcswane 3). There have been many improvements in women 's wages but men are more likely to get raises or have a larger salary because of their sex. As well as it is more common for a man to get a higher position in a private sector then a woman. “I assume people know that discrimination is alive and well in our culture, but clearly that’s not the case. It’s not like I’m making these facts up or that this research is biased; the hard truth is that gender equality has not been achieved in our society” (Sinn 7). People claim that discrimination in our country no longer exist between race and gender. That discrimination is no longer a problem in Texas. Social media and things shown on tv which show women with power are giving people false thoughts that equality has been reached but it has not

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