Glass Ceiling Upon Females in Australia Has Been Eliminated

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Women throughout Australian work history have continually been restrained due to their sex (D. Miles 2002). This was due to multiple reasons spanning from caring for the family to blatant discrimination against females (M. Leahy 2011). Over the past twenty years this glass ceiling has diminished (M. Leahy 2011). A glass ceiling is an unacknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and members of a minority (Oxford Dictionaries 2014). Australia is an extremely sound country economically and socially, providing a brilliant platform for females to engage in anything they wish to pursue. This essay will display an opinion that does not believe there is a glass ceiling hanging over females within Australian work practices. This paper will refer to issues that relate to equality, power, fairness and universalisation. These issues will help support and justify why the glass ceiling upon females in Australian work practices has been eliminated.

Power has changed dramatically throughout a female’s life over the past twenty years, not just in Australia but also throughout the world. Power can be defined as the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way (Oxford Dictionaries 2014). As the roles of females have changed to a heavier focus on education that will result in a career, whereas females used to forced to immediately marry once finishing school and then start a family. Although the change in female roles took a massive turn once WWII began, as females were required to take up men’s roles at work, such jobs as working in banks, factories and workshops (E. Tyler May 1988). In hindsight, this period has provided females with a proper stepping-stone for the rise of female power throug...

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