Gender Role In The Dukes V. Wal-Mart Supreme Court

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The topic of gender has gained much attention over the last 4 decades or so. Gender constructs affect us all and is not unique to any single society; rather, gender performances differ from place to. But what exactly is gender and how does it affect you and me? As sex speaks to biological distinction, gender is a social distinction between roles and expectations linked to sex. Your society’s definition of what it means to be a woman or man will most likely determine the clothes you wear, the type of job you do (or the lack thereof), the words you use, and down to the very car that you drive (provided you are allowed to drive one). Gender, like race, is oftentimes associated with inequalities. Traditionally, across most cultures, the woman tend to be the victim of gender inequality. And though we have come a mighty long, the Dukes v. Wal-Mart case is one example of gender inequality in twenty-first century America. This essay will show how gender played a role in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart Supreme Court case as it relates to gender-based wage inequality and discrimination in promotions.

Between 1998 and 2011, Betty Dukes a former
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The was dismissed not for the lack of evidence or witnesses to testify but rather a technical flaw. The Court's decision is just another example of the "system" favors the rich and upholds patriarchy at the expense of the poor and women.

In conclusion, gender played an enormous role in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart case. Women employees were compensated less and denied promotion based on their gender. The Supreme Courts decision to throw out the case for a flaw in technicalities demonstrates how biased the judicial system is agaisnt women and the ends they will go to protect the establishmnet of the
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