Women are educated are now making their own rules by creating their own companies instead of working for one. According to in the past decade the number of privately owned companies started by women in America has increased twice as fast as the number owned by men. Women-owned companies employ more people than the largest 500 companies combined. Right now women are still living in a Man’s world. Although women have made great strides in the workplace; the increases in pay are coming at a slow speed especially with the fact that more women are educated than ever before.
I don't know if this is a function of men getting more opportunities than women, or that men still dominate the relationship, but I do see this phenomenon in the workplace. In my own company, we have a 50/50 male/female employee ratio. Salaries of men and women are truly equitable. At the more senior levels of the organization, however, we still have a more male-dominated management team. It is changing over time, but still needs work to improve the male-to-female ratio.
Equal Pay for Equal Work Gender is a structure embedded into every aspect of life. Today, women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, yet the average working woman earns only 79 percent of what the average working man makes. This statistic compares the median earnings of men and women who work full time. Sadly, despite the educational efforts and workforce participation from women, the gender pay gap still persists to today, hindering women from reaching the top. Equality can only be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.
Social Injustice Discrimination is shown in a variety of ways; this includes discrimination in age, disabilities, racism, religion, sexual preference, and sexism. These are example of social injustice. Social injustice is a concept about unfairness and injustice in society to a specific group. Sexism is discrimination based on the gender. Although it mainly occurs against women, so men may also suffer some sexism.
Girls were not allowed to wear shirts that displayed their undergarments, shorts that did not go past their fingers when they had them at their side, and their tank tops had to be two fingers wide. After looking at the list of things females could not wear versus males, many of the females at my school were enraged with this policy because they felt that it had targeted them. The school was worried that this type of appearance may distract other students, in particular male students. However, it is not seen the other way around where men are responsible for the sexual behavior of women. These are just a few out of the many examples of institutional sexism that were mentioned in the passages as well as my through my own
But still, even though opportunities are becoming more equal for men and women, there is still a huge gender gap in the workforce. Surveys of the top Fortune 1000 industrial and 500 service companies show that 95 percent of senior level managers are men, leaving a rare five percent of women to head very few companies (Redwood 1996). What is barring women from reaching the top of corporate ladders? The glass ceiling is a term coined for the invisible barrier to movement in the very top positions in business and government, making it difficult for women to reach the top of their profession (Appelbaum and Chambliss 1997). There are many reasons for the existence of this barrier, but two of the most prominent are social barriers (Redwood 1996), which often can cause women to feel uncomfortable or discouraged about moving up, and also women’s “second shift”, which is the “the unpaid housework that women typically do after they come home from paid employment” (Appelbaum and Chambliss 1997).
Women have a harder time getting into high level positions. “Women make up only 21 of the S&P’s 500 CEOs,” (Berman). This has happened because the media has set in place stereotypes that it is wrong for women to have high level positions. It is getting better, in 2013 women chief financial officers increased 35 percent at large U.S. companies from 2012 (Frier and Hymowitz). The job market for men and women is still unfair but it is starting to get equal.
But not everyone believed in white superiority, but in equality. There were multiple groups for and against this type of segregation. “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored... ... middle of paper ... ...rnment cared about the deaths and segregation that was currently happening at that time. As the years went on, African Americans were cared about less and less, and hated more and more. The Jim Crow laws were discriminating to African Americans because they received unfair punishments, no one cared about the African American’s opinions, and they replaced slavery with laws that encouraged racial inequality.
Even with the Equal Pay Act of 1963, it is not very effective, benefiting women in the workforce. There are studies showing that women can do the same job as men or even better. More women are also getting more degrees then men and are shown to be more dedicated in that job field. There are also huge corporate companies that are being ran by women CEO 's. So what does America have to do to help women of America to get equal pay?
“Women were overrepresented in several industries and underrepresented in others. For example, in 2010, women represented 79 percent of the health and social services workforce and 68.6 percent of the education services workforce. However, women represented only 43.2 percent of the professional, scientific and technical services sector and 8.9 percent of the construction sector” (DOL 2011). Women are normally told they should work here or there because society believes women work better in some situations and worst in other situations then me. Even when women and men work the same job and same level still make less on average than men There are huge gender pay gaps between men and women in America and in the world.“In 2010, American women on average earned 81 percent of what their male counterparts earned” (BLS 2010; DOL 2011).