I do not think that is fair because women are just as intelligent and have an equal amount of work ethic. Why would they be paid less? I think that people can notice that women’s equality has gone up a large amount but it is still nowhere near where it should be. I wonder how people would react if it was the men who were getting paid less. Some people think that men are superior and I don’t understand why.
To further gender equality and fairness, we must have equal representation in work. However, women are still not being represented enough in the workplace. Even thought the United Kingdom is extremely advanced, it’s workplaces and job arenas are still unequal and slanted towards men. Pay, discrimination, and representation are all factors of the inequality that women often experience in the workplace. To have complete equality in the workplace would be a huge leap for gender equality outside of work, too.
“The number of working women increased substantially after the two world wars, but they generally had low-paying work”(Women’s Rights). Women stepped up during the war while there were fewer workers. The bravery that women had come with no praise. Women were paid less than men just because they were women. “The most glaring content gap in the treaty bodies’ approach to gender equality is in the area of women’s unpaid work, particularly in relation to household reproduction and care”(Garrett).
This factor is very important in doing business because according to Lis Hojgaard (2002), there are only two genders in the world and it seems that most of the leaders in business are men, causing the need for women to work harder to keep their business (p.18). Further, Harvard Business Review Staff, explained in the article Women in the Workplace: A Research Roundup (2013) that women do not pursue their business strategies as strongly as men do because of frustration and long hours. These women often would rather to spend their time taking care of their families. The consequence is that men are usually more superior to women in doing business than going to an office. Harvard Business Review Staff also wrote, “Men get more the critical assignments that lead to advancement than women do, so on average the men’s projects had budgets twice as large and three times as many staff as the women”.
In the same contrast, society also benefits in a way from women’s disadvantage on pay. A lot of women are highly skilled workers who have a lot of experience and the potential of bringing more revenue for their companies, but because they are paid less, the company makes more revenue contributing into a better economy that everybody benefits from. Therefore, from an economical stand of point, society benefits from this disadvantage in a larger scale. Also, because markets tend to balance themselves, it may result in a better balance in wages rewarding women’s work and giving it
Ajibade Olorunfemi Professor Damion Quaye EN102 December 1, 2013 Sex Discrimination in Workplace Gender discrimination in a workplace refers to beliefs and attitudes in relation to the gender of a person at work. It is well-defined as adverse action again another person that would not have occurred had the person been another sex. Sexual discrimination should not be scrambled with sexual aggravation, although it is a form of sexual discrimination. Unfortunately, men and women face sex discernment. Women are one of the groups being discriminated against today.
Since the beginning of history, women have been known as the “weak gender”. This misconception had shaped the model for a system dominated by men; and nowadays, that notion is not longer true but the old customs and ideas influenced our government, and had produced a system wherein women are not equal to men, creating, thus, gender inequality in the workplace. It is not ethical t... ... middle of paper ... ...T EQUALITY." Texas Journal of Women & the Law 12.2 (2003): 323-343. Academic Search Complete.
Unfortunately, women today still struggle for equal pay for equal work and unequal pay triggers unequal opportunities for their careers. We all know that a lot of higher management jobs are held by men, not women. The article from thinkprogress.org states that “[t]he wages gap starts early in women’s careers and grows over time, women who get business degrees and have the same experience as men end up with lower level jobs right out of school and are paid thousands less. Those same men are then twice more likely to end up being named CEO than the women, and women in corporate America report that still face gender-specific discrimination.” (Glynn, thinkprogress.org). It seems that women are encouraged to pursue marriage and having a family rather than excel in their education and career.
In the most successful businesses, all of the characteristics stated are attributed and make the business more efficient. Research by Stanford’s business school found that 1.5 more promotions were given to women who presented “masculine traits”, such as aggressiveness, confidence, and control, than men with the same traits. Businesses do not have to be split evenly between men and women to be successful, as long as the business has people that bring the qualities of both genders to the business. On the whole, there is a difference between women and men in the workplace. Men are preferred over women, most of the time.
The functionalist approach is also used to show how something affects the continued existence of society. A functionalist approach to gender inequality shows us that gender dominant careers help society continue to function, but we can already see the long term effects of how gender inequality has created issues in today’s society. Even after all of the massive... ... middle of paper ... ...eneral is a terrible issue in not just American society, but in every society in the whole world. America is just a small part of the ongoing trend of gender inequality. The United States is actually one of the countries who has tried to take steps in the right direction on this issue.