Societies do not consistently define most tasks as either feminine or masculine. With industrialization the importance of muscle power is declining, thus leaving more options and gender differences to further condensed (Nolan & Lenski, 1999). Women do confront barriers in the marketplace, and in some industries, marginal pools of labor are profitable. Gender stratification is unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women. Women were denied the right to vote because many believe that women lacked sufficient intelligence and political interest.
These women are less confident than men and married women in regard to labor wages, household income, wealth, and is likely to face poverty. Low wages and lack of a couple make many single women i... ... middle of paper ... ...ates. Probably it is more difficult for them to find work or escape poverty compared to white women. As the single mother is generally poorer and with a high degree of vulnerability among separated or divorced mothers, many women of the middle class or upper middle have completed college and are professionals and receive good income. In addition they received child support.
Women are not given the same opportunities as men to receive a promotion. Not only this, but women actually have to work harder for a promotion to “prove themselves” because they are not taken as seriously as their male counterparts in the workplace. This may be the reason we see a significantly less amount of women in executive positions, such as CEO’s, chief financial officers, and other key roles in major companies. “Women currently hold 4.4% of Fortune 500’s CEO roles” (Zarya). Besides the workplace, the government can be used as an example of just how unequal females are to males.
Unfortunately, even though women do so much for our species and the world as a whole, they are still not treated the same or seen as being on the same level as their masculine counterparts because they are identified as a threat. It is a sad fact indeed that we will forever be in the debt of women, but we aren’t doing anything to fulfill that debt. The inequality difference between females and males is most evidently present in today’s workforce. By calculating the earnings of men and women who are directly associated with the workforce, it was shown that women only make 69.6 cents of each male dollar earned (English). This in turn causes a higher range of women to make a yearly salary less than $15,000, but only 1.3 percent of men manage to flop into this category (English).
Women in the work place are bearing the scars inflicted by the monster of gender discrimination which are as deep as the well of tears that has also marked their struggle. This discrimination manifests itself in various ways: while they are very much present in the workplace, they are hardly securing executive and managerial positions while being highly qualified; they are often not being paid at the same level as males for the same positions. Also, due to these gender biased blows and society’s entrenched gender gap they often times develop low self-esteem. With respect to work relations, John Stuart Mill remarks, “Millions of women are enduring the brunt of gender bias in the workplace” (67). But this quote still leaves us with an abstracted sense of what is really going on; let us take a closer look at the underbelly of gender discrimination, particularly, the snubbing of scores of women for promotion even when they are more qualified than their male counterparts.
Before the 21st century, women have faced many obstacles when trying to gain equality. They were seen as the “weaker sex” and were seen as not as educated or not as capable as men. Even when some women tried proving these statements to be wrong and showed that they were just as capable as men and assert any sort of opinions they were ostracized and dismissed. They were seen as un-ladylike and were not respected. Women were not given a chance to prove that they were equal to men during this time.
This refers to the unequal distribution of money, gender, class, and age. People who embrace the social-conflict perspective believe that gender, race, and class should not lead to favored treatment. An example of this would be single mothers who are living below the poverty line. This group of people is likely to remain at least as large as it is now at the present time and/or become larger in the coming decade. Many of these women do not have marketable job skills and few means to attain them due to their lack of finances.
Rights for women do exist within the legal system, but that does not mean that everyone acts according to these rights. Women are discriminated against throughout society for fighting against the unfair treatment of women as a whole. Although women are a large part of today’s society, women are still not treated equally and do not have the same rights as men which is evident through lower pay, unable to break traditional gender roles without backlash, unequal opportunities, and overall male dominance. Inequality is just as it sounds, the act of two things being unequal. Feminism is the advocation of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.
C. No mother wants to be the “good enough” mother, but a single working mother faces judgment from other women. D. Although a single mother suffers from physically draining, she continues to fight to stay focused. II. Sustaining The Life of a Single Working Mother A. Working 2+ jobs is tiring and frustrating, because there is no time spent with the children.
“Girls are often made to work for others in order to earn money for their families” (McCarney, R). Women, who do have jobs, whether they live in a developing or developed country, are often paid less than men for the same work. These women don’t choose to be paid less than men for the same work, they are given less money because of their gender. “As a consequence of their working conditions and characteristics, a disproportionate number of women are impoverished in both developing and developed countries. Despite some progress in women’s wages in the 1990s, women still earn less than men, even for similar kinds of work” (“The Human Rights of Women”).