Gender Inequality in the Workplace

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Women have experienced a historic situation of inequality in the social as well as professional aspects. Women were normally the ones that would take care of children, do the chores in the house, and in rural areas; they would work in the field with the rest of the family. However, today’s women have become more self-sufficient and independent from the predominant male figure within every historical family. Gender inequality in the workplace is becoming less common; yet, gender is a factor that affects men and women. Especially women have been subjected to a historical discrimination that has influenced society to decide which job is more suitable for women than men. However women have confronted and tried to break down the barriers that impede them from doing the same work as men. Many countries have employed rules that favor gender equality, and they have thrived monumentally; not only in the business part, but socially too; these rules or laws have also transformed the mentality of men in countries where “machismo” is part of the culture. Women and men should be given the same kind of job without any discriminatory distinction, and the same average wage for the same comparable job; because even though it complies with the civil right of every individual male or female, it gives place to more development and shrinks even less the wage gap in society.

Since the beginning of history, women have been known as the “weak gender”. This misconception had shaped the model for a system dominated by men; and nowadays, that notion is not longer true but the old customs and ideas influenced our government, and had produced a system wherein women are not equal to men, creating, thus, gender inequality in the workplace. It is not ethical t...

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