In addition, since women were not given the same opportunities that men were given, it is clear to see why women are not seen as “breadwinners”. Women are not paid the same amount as men are. It is an issue that affects everyone, and people have to realize that women are stronger, smarter and involved with the world much more than they were a half a century ago. The controversy with this issue however, is that many people don 't believe that women belong in high-powered positions. Many men believe that women aren 't aggressive enough and strong enough to handle the sometimes-high pressure that comes with some positions.
This was the unfortunate case for military women during World War II. Recruits for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) were not respected as their male counterparts were. To many, their enthusiastic involvement in military work was an anomaly and threat to both men and gender norms. As such, they were treated not as humans, but as women, an inferior being who needed guidance, rules to abide by, and others to control the most intimate aspects of their lives. The belief that women are the gentler, weaker sex is one that has been held since the dawn of time.
They wanted to equally share responsibilities with home care, children and economic burden. Women were determined to create a new image of themselves by protesting and speaking out for their equality, freedom and human dignity to gain an equal, self-respecting partnership with men. Women believed that men being told that they couldn’t excel in these areas where women could was also a discrimination to men. They felt there was unnecessary hostility between the sexes since they got completely different treatment and chances. Commissions like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission helped women because it allowed women to sue against workplaces that they felt were being discriminatory in any way whether by race, age, sex or color.
Instead, it seems they are looking for superiority. Modern-day feminists in America do not see how well women are doing today, and they instead fight for justice for their victimhood that they still see themselves in. They also fight against the prominent wage gap claiming that women are being discriminated against in work place. Modern-day feminism is no longer about equality but more about superiority. Today, many feminists go around stating there isn’t a need for men, women can survive on their own, and that women are better than men.
Shirky believes women are not as aggressive in demanding self-promotion as well as equality, while Shirley believes the root of gender inequality is the low amount of opportunities women are given in the workplace in comparison to men. While I consider Shirky’s argument stronger, I still agree with Chisholm’s argument based off of the job position evidence she provides. Based off both articles, women need to become more arrogant and selfish to rightfully demand what is theirs, no matter what the consequence. Men can do it, so why can’t women? Works Cited Chisholm, Shirley.
Women have fought through torture, blood, sweat, and tears to help women stand strong in our modern day society. However, our society has turned into an argument between some men and women when The subject of gender equality is brought up. in mentioned some Men in our soci - ety see women as toys that will be a slave for them and do anything they most desire, but they cannot see the strong wisdom women bring into this world and to them, of course not all men do this a lot of men in this world do support women and their rights. Even today a man working in the same place as a woman will get paid more for doing the same job. Gender equality for women, even in present day, seems like an ongoing battle.
Discrimination against women is harmful to both men and women; it holds women back into a useless position and forces men to take the brunt of the work. Men are expected to work, but women are almost expected not to, and instead "be nothing more than dangling, decorative ornaments--non-thinking and virtually non-functional” (Chisholm 4). There is progress to be made in the American society in its attitude and treatment of women. Gender inequality continues to be a social problem in the business, family, and personal lives of women. Reaching equality in the business world is the main idea feminism was built around several centuries ago.
If instead, a company was deciding between a man and a woman candidate for a promotion, and was worried about its image as a sexist industry? Not to say that men are always better-qualified than women, or always passed-over for a position or promotion because the company wants to save-face, but unfortunately it does happen in our culture. Granted, women are still often the unfortunate victims of sexism in today?s society, being denied a job opportunity or equal pay because of their gender or because they are thought to be for example too fragile or too emotional for the applied position. Women ... ... middle of paper ... ...ough name-calling and sexist actions. Men and women are also both stereotyped and judged by their looks.
Women do not realize that men life isn’t an easy one to live. It is lot harder for men than women. Like men women have multiple paths to peruse as a homemaker a career, a mother and a wife. Men have had only one the same as it has always been which is to protect and provide in order to prove their masculinity. Women take on the more effortless and less threatening roles and leave men to work the treacherous jobs.
Women are more commonly stereotype, assuming we are not capable of doing equal work as men. Always been held back. “They may be positive (usually about one’s own group, such as when women suggest they are less likely to complain about physical pain) but are often negative (usually toward other groups, such as when members of a dominant racial group suggest that a subordinate racial group is stupid or lazy)”(213).