“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). Women often started working as schoolteachers or office work after the world wars. These jobs that were offered to women were the low paying jobs with little opportunities for high paying jobs. Discrimination against women has caused the inequality we have in the world
So they can not invest enough time in a labourers work. So they are not so preferred by the employers. For all these gender disparity in work participation rate is on increasing day by day. It has a bad impact on female society so their empowerment decreases. They are lagging behind from being self depended.
Since society plays a role in the majority of people’s lives, it has made it difficult to have equal opportunities given to both men and women. When it comes to working, women are expected to work in the front as secretaries, whereas men are given the opportunity to make decisions to benefit the company. Women feel that their bosses are not taking them seriously because they aren’t viewed as potential candidates for the most prestigious positions in their establishment, even though they possess a higher degree than the male candidate. Yale Global states, “Despite these educational gains, women continue to lag behind men in employment, income, business ownership, research and politics… sexes are limiting the benefits of women’s educational advantage” (Chamie 2). Despite women being top of their class and surpassing men, society still places them on lower expectations because they are women, which is viewed as occupational segregation.
Women in the work place are bearing the scars inflicted by the monster of gender discrimination which are as deep as the well of tears that has also marked their struggle. This discrimination manifests itself in various ways: while they are very much present in the workplace, they are hardly securing executive and managerial positions while being highly qualified; they are often not being paid at the same level as males for the same positions. Also, due to these gender biased blows and society’s entrenched gender gap they often times develop low self-esteem. With respect to work relations, John Stuart Mill remarks, “Millions of women are enduring the brunt of gender bias in the workplace” (67). But this quote still leaves us with an abstracted sense of what is really going on; let us take a closer look at the underbelly of gender discrimination, particularly, the snubbing of scores of women for promotion even when they are more qualified than their male counterparts.
Women face discrimination in the workplace. Nowadays, the gender inequality is a main problem in the workplace and society. It has been proved that working women earn less than men due to discrimination of class, race, and culture. Women should have the same opportunities as men. In fact, working women tend to be poorer, unhealthier, and less secure.
It is this part of getting paid for work that is over looked in the female point of view. Women do not get paid to hold the obligation of the family household foundation; they get the affirmation that she is doing what is instructed of her. This is gender inequality disparity that influences for the most part the women. This underestimation of woman in the workforce, suggests to society that she is strange and is dealt with so
The recurring theme of gender conflicts helps drive the novel Things Fall Apart by showing how important women are to the men, yet they do not receive the treatment they deserve. Women have many responsibilities in the Igbo society such as having children, cooking, cleaning, and farming. These are important function for women, yet they are not given much credit or meaning for their existence in the roles they fill. As Rose Ure Mezu points out “The world in Things Fall Apart is one in which patriarchy intrudes oppressively into every sphere of existence. It is an andocentric world where the man is everything and the woman nothing.” In some way Mezu is correct in saying that the man is everything and the woman nothing.
Unfortunately, even though women do so much for our species and the world as a whole, they are still not treated the same or seen as being on the same level as their masculine counterparts because they are identified as a threat. It is a sad fact indeed that we will forever be in the debt of women, but we aren’t doing anything to fulfill that debt. The inequality difference between females and males is most evidently present in today’s workforce. By calculating the earnings of men and women who are directly associated with the workforce, it was shown that women only make 69.6 cents of each male dollar earned (English). This in turn causes a higher range of women to make a yearly salary less than $15,000, but only 1.3 percent of men manage to flop into this category (English).
Societies do not consistently define most tasks as either feminine or masculine. With industrialization the importance of muscle power is declining, thus leaving more options and gender differences to further condensed (Nolan & Lenski, 1999). Women do confront barriers in the marketplace, and in some industries, marginal pools of labor are profitable. Gender stratification is unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women. Women were denied the right to vote because many believe that women lacked sufficient intelligence and political interest.
Women and men are built differently, which justifies the different treatment between the genders. Women and men have differences, but that does not mean women are any less qualified to do the things men do. Sexism in the 1940’s lead to unequal treatment between genders which caused problems in society. This is true for not only the time period of the 1940’s but also with women in today’s society. Women are not treated as an equal to men because of the lack of recognition in the workforce, stereotypical household jobs, and women often being a second choice for places in society.