The Causes And Effects Of Sexism In The Workplace

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Sexism is prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, based on sex. Sexism has been in occurrence since the beginning of time. There are multiple ways that sexism against women is thrust upon society today. Some effects of sexism are inequalities in the workplace, social out casting, and standardization. Inequalities in the workplace are a large issue across the world. According to the US Census Bureau, women earn 80 percent of what men are paid. Harvard Business School, along with Catalyst, recently put out a research report regarding the level of Corporate Social Responsibility of "Fortune 500" companies with respect to the number of women on the companies’ Boards of Directors and working as Corporate Officers. The 2007 results showed companies with three or more women on the Board of Directors averaged 28 times more money in charitable donations than those with no women. Public information collected by the International Trade Union Confederation, shows the global gender pay gap ranges from 3 percent all the way up to 51 percent. Another way women are treated unfairly in the workplace is the effort they put in. Studies have shown women typically have to work longer to earn a promotion than a man. It is proven that women are 15% less likely than men to get promoted. Social out casting is another thing that affects women and young girls today. Especially with many young girls aspiring to “model thin”. Society is telling young girls that they have to be thin, but at the

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