Society throughout any era has always established the accepted norm for the public whether it was trends, traditions, or stereotypes. As a result, there is a controversy that these culture aspects have contributed to inequality and absurd idealistic roles among all individuals. Over time, people have developed unrealistic assumptions on anybody they encounter, which should be irrelevant and not imposed on anyone. One particular social group that have encounter these situations countless times are women. Society has cultural conditioned women to be individuals who are weak, dumb, and inefficient in anything except as a housewife.
Throughout history, the job market has never seen an equal pay day. Women are still fighting for equal wages for doing to same job as a man. According to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center one in seven adults, men or women, say they have been a victim of discrimination (On Pay Gap, Millennial Women Near Parity – For Now ).1 Motherhood, or even the potential for motherhood, has created a difference in pay. From a survey conducted by Laura Basset, sixty-two percent of women ages eighteen to thirty-five expected that having children would have a negative impact on their career (Basset). Most women who expect that child bearing will have a negative impact say it is because once the child is born it is likely that their work hours will be reduced.
Women were denied the right to vote because many believe that women lacked sufficient intelligence and political interest. (1848) Most people in 1925, doubted that the best women runners could ever finish a marathon anywhere near the time men could. Only ten minutes separate the current world marathon records for women (set in 2003) and for men (set in 2002). This shows most differences between men and women or gender turn out to be socially created. Even the military has an issue with gender.
Advertisements not only sell the products we use, but they also convey images of how we are to define ourselves, our relationships, and our needs”(57). Every time we turn the television on, we can expect roughly twenty minutes of an hour show to be commercials. These commercials are normally aimed at women and how to become young again. Aging in society for women is seen as a failure and according to media influence, if your age is showing then your careless of your self-image. So in return women will spend money on beauty products sworn to work, but never do.
Have you ever felt discriminated against in the workplace? Usually, women are the most common people that are mistreated in the workplace. There are many reasons why women are discriminated against, but none of them are excuses for women for not being successful. Women face sexism by getting less pay than men, not getting promoted as equally as men, and facing other gender stereotypes, but sexism can be solved by women confronting their internal and external barriers and finding people that can help women. Women have to face problems because of their gender.
When faced with these situations they resisted and even publicly talked about their experiences to better the credibility of the documentary. In an earlier scene, there were two women sitting and talking at a table. Both were previous Wal-Mart employees that were, as appeared in the movie, low income single white moms. Frankly, it looks like the intentions of Wal-Mart was use gender “logic” towards women because they would not only be deemed “useless” and undeserving of other skill oriented jobs, but deserved to be under paid for harder jobs. Wal-Mart knew these people would rely heavily on their paycheck from them and probably spend it at Wal-Mart on food and other items their family needed.
The same idea goes to a democracy; if the people were not educated then the democracy would have trouble surviving because it would be un... ... middle of paper ... ...ernment realized that it is pointless to fight a majority of the nation because the democracy would not survive, since no one would be there to vote for the next leaders. People voicing their opinions is a large part to letting a democracy survive. A democracy could only survive if people voice their opinions, ask questions, and if the society is educated. Disobedience leads to some of the most unfortunate of things, such as death. People either believe that the above information is 100 % spot on, while others believe none of it is true.
The workplace will never be as safe and great for women as long as there is so much stigma against women in higher paying jobs. This occupational sex segregation causes many over qualified women to have to settle for jobs that they do not want. Until employers have the ability to take away latent bias whether that be from blind interviews or some other method, the workplace will not be improved to the level of equity with
Women have struggled to reach the top of the corporate hierarchy since the beginning of time. They have encountered prejudiced discrimination and inequality, and those who have noticed this unfairness simply put these problems on the backburner since they were merely the problems of women’s incompetence (Wynn). An intangible barrier blocks women from higher-level positions and equal pay to men, and this barrier is entirely relevant today’s American society. The Glass Ceiling has yet to be shattered despite its familiarity among Americans. Through education, eliminating stereotypes and unjust standards, and enforcing action plans, the Glass Ceiling can be broken (Johns).
Picture this, you're a woman in the 1900’s full of life and excitement, you see a group of people debating over something and you have something to say on the topic. They tell you to get back in the home and take care of the children, that you're not smart enough to know anything. This was the life that women went through on a daily basis. Women were thought of as sub-creations, too stupid to think for themselves and that’s why they needed men to control every aspect of their life. women not only didn't get a say in politics but they also didn't get education, the right to work, they couldn't even have control over their own body.