Philosophers like Plato and the ancient cynics have tried to advocate in favor of women. Yet, society has given more attention to the feminist’s political rights than the actual feminist’s social rights as the ones that women should enjoy on their work environment; although achieving equal political rights for women is a necessary condition for women to succeed, it is not sufficient to cover the gender break in leadership and management positions. It would not be sufficient because women’s oppression under male domination does not consist only in depriving women of political and legal rights, it also extends into the arrangement of our society and our culture. In this paper I will try to show that American women lack of representation in leadership and management positions in the employment industries. As a philosophy scholar and writer Susan James notes, Feminism is defined as “the belief that women are oppressed or disadvantaged by comparison with men, and their oppression is illegitimate or unjustified” (qtd.
Many women shy away from the political light for these reasons. An article, “Women in Politics”, written by Kenneth Jost, he explains the feats of women in the past 100 years: Even if the progress has been gradual, women have advanced in recent decades much faster than they did in the nation's first two centuries. Women did not win the right to vote nationwide until ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. No woman served in the president's cabinet until 1933 or on the Supreme Court until 1981. And only in the 1970s did the first women win election as a U.S. s... ... middle of paper ... ...Hypersexualization of Girls."
Since, The Equal Pay Act of 1963 women has fought for equality in pay with their male counter parts. There are people who say women have now gain equality in the work place, and others that say women has not gain equality. The no equality group thinks things still need to be done to help gain equality with male counterparts Equality Dose Exist in the Work Place Women have now gain equality in the work place due to an increase in the number of women that have attended and obtained higher education; this was done with honors at a higher rate than their male counter parts. The Harvard Independent 12/01/2011 issue states in 2006 55% of women at Harvard graduated with honors while men on the other had had barely half graduated with honors. In 2009 55% of women to 51% of men graduated with honors.
Women account for an unequalled 15.... ... middle of paper ... ...ly then ecuminical. Gender equality will only strengthen our race and move us towards becoming cosmopolitan, the course we were meant to take. BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. Finn, Lisa. "Female Discrimination in the Workplace."
A women would make a great president and we need a women president in the United States. Women still don’t get equal pay, and it would be a stepping stone to see a women president. If women can vote for president, there is no reason why they couldn’t be one. Hillary Clinton is apt to be the first women president at this rate. We shouldn’t vote for a president just because of what gender they are.
Women are perceived as a minority in the workforce, they are aware of the occupational advances, but find them difficult to achieve due to prejudice, (Weir, 2004). Feminism is defined as the social movements that have sought equality for women. Women coined as feminists have been fighting for decades to be considered equal to men and eliminate prejudice, (Walters, 2006). Glass ceiling is an ethical issue that affects both men and women, and to decide if an act is ethically right Jeremy Bentham devised the normative ethical theory of consequentialism, which looks at the consequences produced by an action. Peter Singer built on Bentham’s theory to expand consequentialism to the act of looking at the quantity and quality of pleasure and happiness produced as a consequence of an action.
The glass ceiling is an invisible barrier in organizations that prevents many women and minorities from achieving top-level management positions. In 1995, the Glass Ceiling Commission released its first report and found that only 5 percent of the senior-level managers in Fortune 1000 companies are women. This report identified three barriers to the advancement of women and minorities: 1. Societal barriers exist that are likely outside the control of business. 2.