Gender Inequality In The World

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Around the world there are people from different countries, with different religions, cultures and traditions, but they are all divided into two categories, male and female. One may come from the same country with the same background, but their gender determines their rights and the way their lives are going to be set up. In today’s society, as soon as people are aware of the baby’s gender, they automatically start buying pink clothes if it is a girl and blue clothes if the baby is a boy. We associate girls with playing with Barbie dolls and boys playing with cars and trucks. It does not seem normal if a girl wants to play with cars and trucks because she is not supposed to get her dress dirty. Such minor examples lead to bigger problems in…show more content…
Women have caught up with men in terms of education and in fact “in the United States and a number of other countries, women now actually surpass men in educational achievement” (Gender Inequality and Women in the Workplace). Even though there is no problem with female achievement, there is a problem when it comes to being a female and receiving a high-positioned job. In today’s society, women are still not equal to men’s abilities and knowledge because they are viewed as weaker workers. The gender gap is shown in the wage difference since “on average in 2010, women only made seventy-seven cents to every dollar a man earned” (Gender Inequality and Women in the Workplace). In the article “Gender Inequality in the Workforce: A Human Resource Management Quandary” Nicole Parcheta researched the gender inequality in the workplace and concludes that even though women made many advances in education and career, equality in pay and promotion to higher positions in the workplace is still not considered common. The article addresses things such as what causes the inequality and what can women do to go around the “glass ceiling” which is in the way of their success. Through her research, the answer that they come to as to why inequality in the workplace exist is because of gender stereotypes and the difference in gender
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