There is still clear discrimination going on in the workplace towards women today; two of these issues being the gender pay gap and sexual harassment. Women receive less pay than men based on their personal life, gender, age, race, and level of education. According to statistics women earn only 80% of what men earn, a pay gap of 20% (Miller). For instance, Hispanic/Latina women earn pay only 54% of what white men earn and African American women earn pay 63% of what white men earn. Second, when women have kids their employers assume they will work less so they pay them less.
Today, in America many people do not get treated equally for various reasons. The gender pay gap is a large issue that directly concerns a little over fifty percent of the world. Women construct 50.6 percent of America’s population and still do not get paid as much as their male counterparts. Women receive just about 80 cents per one male dollar for doing the same work. There is a law that says women need to be paid equally and that law is not being enforced.
Gender gap was started to be seen as a social, economic and political issue in the 1970’s. During this time proponents of equal rights and especially feminists fought for social equality for women including same wage comparing with men. Gender pay gap is considered to be the difference in men’s and women’s median earnings doing the same job. Even though over a past few years the gap was decreasing, at the moment it is still considerable. According Eurostat, in 2014 women 's gross hourly earnings were on average 16.1% below those of men in the European Union.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average among full time workers, men work 8.75 hours a week and women work 8.01 hours. The difference totals to 9% more hours put in on average by men. This is a major reason for why a gap exists between men and women, as there is a distinct difference in time put in by employees by gender. Full time jobs are considered to be a minimum of 35 hours working a week, and the “80 cents to a man’s dollar” statistic simply takes the earnings of all the individuals in that pay range. It becomes clear then that the statistic is ignoring a rather large work time disparity and making what a man earns in nearly nine hours equivalent to what a female earned in eight.
Even though there is a law that prohibits discrimination and inequality, there are businesses that discriminate against women with wage disparity. Women are paid only eighty percent of what men are paid despite the fact that both genders have the same full-time jobs. To attain true equality between genders, the government of the United States should pass a new law that requires constant inspection on wage disparity in all businesses.
For many years there has been controversies about the gender wage gap in our society. Discrimination, abuse, illegal, unfair, and chauvinism are some of terms that come to our minds when this topic is brought to the table since these are the words most critics, advocates, feminist activist, social workers and many others use to refer to the wide gender pay gap existing nowadays. In this paper we are going to examine the arguments of J. R. Shackleton and Hilary M. Lips, to have a better understanding of the gender wage gap in our country and to see if there is a possible solution to this problem. Shackleton suggest that there are some explanation about the differences in women and men hourly wages, and attempts to explain why are these differences
The fact that women are being paid less than men is true and very few people argue against this. However where the conflict arises is why women are being paid less and how to fix this. Politicians and the media are not the only ones who are spreading this
I know that things are quite different in Hollywood and countless hard-working Americans are not dealing with that volume of money. However, this example perfectly ties into an issue that has plagued women in multiple countries from the second they entered the workforce: the gender wage gap. For if women in 2018 can work, receive the same education as men, and hold high tier positions such as CEO, how does it make sense that they are still making less than men for the same positions? It is a fact that some people do not believe in the gender wage gap and if they do believe in it, they believe that the gap is justifiable based on certain factors. However, those people who advocate and support the gender wage gap do not even know what the true definition is since it is often used incorrectly and applied to situations where it should not be.
Impression of the gender inequality of the workplace There are many reasons why the woman earn very less, this is because the education and the work environment that the women seek. Besides that, the women also must look for the jobs that have the normal hours, good working conditions and safety. The woman like to choose the field of the study in the arts and the social sciences that are more than the men. They also can pursue their area of the interest over the area that it will lead to the stable high of the paying career. Although, there are one reason why woman earn very less and they do not get what they want is because they are raised to believe that the nice girls always don’t ask.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that single women who have never married earned 96 percent of men's earnings in 2012. When children comes into the picture, women tend to spend less time at work than men, furthermore, child care takes mothers out of the labor market, so when they return they have less work experience than similarly-aged males. Education also affects the wage gap. According to research studies, even within groups with the same educational attainment, women often choose fields of study, such as sociology, liberal arts or psychology, that pay less in the labor market. Men are more likely to major in finance, accounting or engineering.