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.
Many studies in the past and present have shown that women do not get promoted as fast as men and do not get the equal pay for the same kind of jobs as men. Many females feel as if they have been cheated, robbed of what they deserve. Glass ceiling prevents women from moving up in their careers, and in some cases makes it almost unbearable to get a promotion. In my opinion, female workers in the U.S. should be treated equally at work as their male coworkers. Females should be paid the same wages for the same skil... ... middle of paper ... ...g Female” by Pozener, Jennifer L. Article from Montgomery College library database.
The exclusion of women altogether solely due to their gender is a now rare example of how women are discriminated against. Although women have gained overall access to the workplace, sex discrimination still persists in additional ways. There multiple examples of potentially unlawful gender discrimination that women face. Hiring and firing are the first two problems women often face within the workplace. An example of this is woman applying for a job in which they have experience and excellent qualifications, but are not hired because some of the company's clients are more comfortable dealing with men.
Gender bias has a long history and continues to occur in the workplace today. Research indicates that women remain significantly disadvantaged and mistreated compared to men in the workforce. How do the disparities of hiring, promotion, and salaries affect women in the workplace? “Statistical research by Catalyst demonstrate that women account for 46.7 percent of the U.S. labor force” (Evans, 2011, p.62), but gender bias continues to distort employers hiring decisions intensifying the challenges women endure in the workforce. Controlling bias has been a goal of American society resulting in federal, state, and local laws preventing hiring discrimination in the workplace.
Women in the workplace have always been discriminated against. Ever since the first women started to work... ... middle of paper ... ... that women were in some way not as accomplished or competent as men. Yet, a more in depth investigation would show that women are just as qualified, if not more so, than men. A principal of equal pay for equal work should be employed by all businesses and would definitely close the income gap. Most people want to correct the unequal treatment of women in the work force.
People’s negative stereotypes continue to influence their views about women in technology fields. Romano (2016) wrote, “There are several forms of sexism present in the academic setting, such as considering women less competent in mathematics than their male counterparts or considering men lower than their female counterparts in languages (Romano, para. 2). Underrepresentation of women in technology is a complex issue as male colleagues undervalue women, thinking they cannot be good in math and technology which lowers women’s aspirations. According to the researchers at Pew Research Center, K. Parker & C. Funk, a survey conducted in July and August (2017) women in the United States believe gender discrimination is a big problem in tech industries.
Men feel like they can take advantage of women because they are superior, but that is completely wrong. Men should treat women the same way they treat their mothers, with respect. Also, stereotypes and gender bias have driven women who are interested in STEM fields away because they assume that STEM fields are for men only because of the stereotypes. An article stated, “Women have been deemed poor leaders because they spoke about team achievements by saying “we did… rather than I led the team…” (2016, Athena Macrow) Some reasons that make me believe some women do not go into STEM fields even though they are very good in math and science is because they might not be passionate about working in STEM fields or because they are interested in a different field of
Many researchers give a few reasons why there is a wage gap. For example, some women leave their jobs to have children and have to come back to a lower paying job. This should not be one of the reasons women are getting paid less; just because they give birth to a child should not result in a pay gap. Until this inequality between women and men is resolved, there will always be this stereotype that men are above women. In this job field the men are outnumbered by the women, and they are the minority so they may feel like they deserve something.
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.
Chisholm’s viewpoint includes the reason women weren’t treated with equal respect as men, was because women weren’t given the chance. Both authors battle the reason for gender inequality equally demonstrating how this social problem existed; only differentiating on the reasons. In this essay I will argue that Shirky’s position on gender inequality is stronger based on the anecdotes he provides of women asserting themselves to become more successful; additionally providing a solution for women to become more aggressive. In the 1970’s, when a woman walked into an interview, she was questioned if she can type. This occurs because of the stereotype that women usually occupy the lower standard jobs; the less important ones, in other words.