In the Great Britain (and other parts of the globe), there are pieces of evidence which suggest that gendered practices of participation in the labor force still have significant impact on the economic security level that men and women develop over the course of their ... ... middle of paper ... ...d women’s biological purpose has provided men a source of comparative advantage in work. It is, therefore, natural for most companies to think that women cannot be as capable as men in terms of assuming strenuous or challenging positions because women, by default, become less participative and more vulnerable when they start to have family and children. Apparently, this situation has led to various gender discriminations in the labor market. In conclusion, although the roles of men and women have radically changed over the turn of the century, it is still inevitable to have various gender related occupational differences because the social and biological roles of women and men do not really change. The society still perceives women as the home makers and men as the earners, and this perception alone defines the differing roles of men and women in the labor market.
This is considered a problem because the growing presence of women in higher educational jobs. Women should be paid the same as men when working in the same field. Although many Americans believe this, in many work places this is not the case. Not only is this cause for a huge concern, women’s lower pay may mean that they have trouble taking care of not only themselves, but their families as well. There are a lot more single income houses in America today than in the past.
Gender stratification limits women’s achievement in their lives. In term of jobs, women continue to enter a narrow passage of occupations range. Compared to men, women often face greater handicap in seeking job because the higher income and prestigious jobs are more likely held by men. In the workplace institution, men are also prior to a faster promotion. There is a case where women were allowed to get promoted to a more advance posi... ... middle of paper ... ...oven with the success ruler of Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth and other female country ruler such as the legendary Queen Cleopatra of Egypt.
Women excel in all fields and play a vital role in economic development of the country, and their contribution is nothing short of their male counterparts. However, there are still several issues and problems that women face today. Sometimes, they are not treated equally in their workplace and are considered as inferior to their male co-workers. Gender discrimination and inequality issues has been a reoccurring issue for years and because of this, it impedes single and/or married women from acquiring certain occupations or levels of occupations as males, receiving equal wages as males, and therefore affects women’s economic class placement in society. Gender inequality all began because of the patriarchal society back in past centuries.
Reproductive Rights Women’s reproductive rights are a global issue in today’s world. Women have to fight to have the right to regulate their own bodies and reproductive choices, although in some countries their voices are ignored. Abortion, sterilization, contraceptives, and family planning services all encompass this global issue of women’s reproductive rights. In India, women are being manipulated to stop having children after their second birth. Officials claim that by regulating population and the pregnancies of women after their second child they will be able to empower women by offering them contraceptive choices and child care facilities.
Financial markets can become extremely volatile in certain times and women who have problem solving abilities can work just as efficient as men. Although many women have achieved a college education, many will nit be able to share the same values as there male peers. Many women will have certain messages conveyed about them which will be used to profile them in their selective fields. These factors will contribute to the controversial issues facing women today in the workplace. The gender roles that have challenge women today will not allow the equal status of women who are trying to advance there job careers.
I have thought about running a business by myself, for example, operate a bookstore, but I think it is very hard not only because of market opportunities but also how society constructs the role of women to be less “powerful” than men in many careers. It is not hard to see that head of state, corporate CEOs and board members, school principals, members of legislature at levels of government are all tend to be male. When a woman finds her way into such positions, people tend to be stuck by the expectation to the rule, and wonder how she will measure up against a man in the same position. She needs to work even harder than men to prove that she is able to do this job, and since there are few women in upper level jobs, she has to be tougher, more decisive even more aggressive than men to go for her goals that she desires to reach. It is not easy in the male dominated society.
Obviously the male popu... ... middle of paper ... ...; The wage gap between men and women will not be solved overnight. Many solutions have been offered by various groups, but women continue to face discrimination which lowers their pay. However, progress is being made. In a growing number of professions such as engineering, university administration, and economics, the wage gap is almost non-existent. Additionally, many companies and other organizations have created innovative programs to open up new opportunities to women and minorities.
Earning the respect of their male colleagues, obtaining the same promotions and balancing work and home life appear to remain at the forefront of issues still in need of being addressed. The wage gap is expressed as the difference between female and male earnings. As of 2012, women earn 8... ... middle of paper ... ...s males. Women encounter inequality in wages, social status, and economic status, all of which impact women in a negative way. Likewise, more women are involved in male- dominated jobs, such as doctors and engineers.
As evidenced in the quote from the book, ‘... women deserved to make their voices heard and, in so doing, create laws that would benefit and protect them,’ the right to vote not only women gave them a chance to make socio-political changes in the country that would empower them, but also gender equality (Dicker 54). Similarly, the second wave also fought for gender equality. The women were fighting against male supremacy that undermined the women’s contribution to the socio-political front. Dicker quotes, ‘... It was and is the conditions women face, its male supremacy we want to change... ... middle of paper ... ...ork places, and in other legal settings.