The problem with all of this is that most people believe that women are only good for domestic work. As i mentioned earlier, the fact them seen as domestic workers causes that they are not to be seen for their work potential or their university studies. As well as many of them are seen as sexual objects. In general women do not get paid less because they want to, the reality is that gender equality in the workplace still does not benefit women and probably never will, this cause women to accept a job knowing that it is more likely that they will not have the same salary as men. Women are more qualified, and their workday is up to ten hours more per week than that of a man.
In our society today, women are treated differently because of their gender, are not given raises that commensurate with their station and often make less compensation than men. Women, also must often deal with sexual harassment in the workplace which leaves physical and emotional scars. As historically, in society today, women are treated unfairly in the business world because they receive less compensation than men, are
This was especially so during the period of the Great Depression, where many women were frowned upon if they worked as they were seen as stealing the already limited work available from men who were assumed as more capable than women (“A Change in Gender Roles: Women’s Impact during WWII in the Workforce and Military (Fall 2012)”, 2012). As a result, though women were urged to work with propaganda efforts during the war, not all wanted to, especially the upper and middle class women. Hence, most of the jobs left by the men were filled up by lower-class women and minorities who were
This kind of ‘male ego’ restricts promotion of women at jobs. 4. GENDER PAY GAP AND THE INDUSTRY: The jobs done by the male and female, more or less differ from each other. Though “these differences evolve with economic development, the resulting changes in the structure of employment are not enough to eliminate employment segregation by gender. So, women all over the world appear to be concentrated in low-productivity jobs” (World Bank, 2012).
Already in 2010, the company declared that 30 % of executive positions should be filled by women until 2015. With this quota, Deutsch Telekom is aiming towards gender equality on the board of directors, the board of management and both management levels underneath the board of management. Furthermore, the company is determined, that gender diversity will allow the company to react to demographic and economic changes more adequately. When the “Bill for equal participation of men and women in executive positions in the private sector and in public services” was passed in 2015, the Deutsche Telekom extended the time limit from 2015 to 2020 as a result of not reaching the goal of 30% by 2015 (Deutsche Telekom). 5.3 Actions
In 2010, President Obama addressed the issue of the gender wage gap in a written statement that stated “even in 2010, women make only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn”. The president also put pressure on the committee to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act that gives women the right to sue their employees if they’re not being paid the same as men, provided they have the same skills, experience and education. The act takes immediate steps to narrow down the wage gap, if it actually existed. Nevertheless, despite that bill being passed, many argue that the wage gap is a result of “sex discrimination”. They believe in this part of the world, women are drawing even with men in terms of education and experience, yet men are paid more and do better
Therefore, individuals are more likely to blame other causes to a problem such as women only work part-time, that admitting the actual problem of the gender pay gap disparity is due to discrimination against women. This could be a reason why some people believe the wage gap is a myth and if it does exist they are more likely to blame the wage disparity on women and not discrimination. However, according to Barbara Wagner, on her paper “The Complex Causes of the Gender Pay Gap” points out that there is a certain percentage in the wage gap that can be explain to other factors; although, there is a percentage left that it cannot be explain and is more likely to be the cause of discrimination. Another study that focus on male and female new graduated physicians, that indicates that right out of graduation school male physicians earn more than female physicians; even after all other factors have been taken into account, such as small physician practices and work load hour, and the scary part is the pay gap is “16,819 dollars difference” (Sasso, Richards, Chiu-Fang, and Gerber). Bringing to conclusion that discrimination is an issue
In contrast to developed countries, the women of developing countries who head households have more obstructions in obtaining resources and services in housing and agriculture. They have less access to land, credits, capital and jobs with good incomes. Such in Afghanistan, it is often undesirable and not possible for women to admit to maintaining a household alone. Afghan women are socially ostracised and has to go through many deprivation to fulfil their daily needs. In India, the status of women are precarious and low-ranked.
Working women face many obstacles throughout their journey: work harassment, gender discrimination and at times may not be allowed to work. This, however affects the economy for more than a quarter of our population is not able to work, therefore female participation should be encouraged more. Female participation in the work force of Pakistan is only 28% whereas in countries such as Vietnam it is 77%, however the percentage may not be as low as it seems. Many women work in such places which do not pay in cheques or online but pay mostly in cash, thus their participation does not get reported for their payment does not get noticed by the government’s account.In Jordanian culture women are frowned upon for working in their young age or any age
Such prejudice psychologically affects women and makes them think they are not able to do harsh jobs such as carrying cargos, lifting crates and plowing. Men are more favorable because they are physically stronger and this lead people to assume that there is a higher chance of men protecting women. According to Unicef (2008, Background, para. 1)“girls are often considered to be financial burdens on their family, and from the time of birth, they receive less investment in their health, care and education”. Masculinity has been a case of gender inequality in