Examples Of Gender Equality

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Throughout the 1960’s in The United states, the women’s civil rights movement took place. American women fought for equal rights because they had limited rights at home and at work in almost every aspect. Women were expected to marry early on, start a family, and devote her life at home, and almost all women who worked were largely limited to certain jobs, like a teacher, nurse, and secretary. Even though, the women’s civil right movement greatly diminished inequality at home and at work, it has not completely gone away. According to Piety (2009) “Despite many legal efforts--through legislation and litigation equality remains a somewhat elusive goal” (p.47). Many steps and regulations have been taken to ensure gender equality, but even…show more content…
For example, hiring a female worker because it will increase customers or increase sales at work is discriminatory for her as an employee and others that are better qualified for the position. Looks can be deceiving, and it should not be a means to hire someone. For example, a woman working at a claims company goes out to resolve an issue with a customer, but when she gets out of the car the customer reacts by saying, “I don’t appreciate a company that sends their secretaries to handle these problems” (Swallow 2011). The customer assumed she was a secretary without inquiring who she was or what she did based on her appearance, clothe, and…show more content…
Certain stereotypes assume that female’s with a family are less interactive at work or distracted. Thus, being less productive and engaged on what is going on. Consequently, sometimes female employees are put in a position that has lower responsibilities and little opportunity to advance, because their supervisor thinks that having a family is a distraction that impede women from satisfactory performance at work. Although women focus more at home than men do, it does not mean that they are incapable of doing their work. Household responsibility and chores is not the responsibility of women alone, but rather a co-equal responsibility with their partner. Research by Nancy (2012) states
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