A woman can have the same degree as a man but will not be offered the same job as him, simply because of her sex. Even though policies were adopted to prohibit sex discrimination, it failed to help women who are at more senior levels of a company. Many people wonder if their gender determines how successful they will become in their career. Does gender bias still exists in the workplace today? Does sexism exists?
If you endorse real equality of opportunity than it is unclear where to stop, and in the end equality of opportunity will just end up being equality of outcome because if you have to equalise everything, everyone will be end up being given the same. Real equality of opportunity advances the concept of formal equality of opportunity. ‘Formal’ Equality of Opportunity requires that each person should have an equal chance of success in life regardless of factors such as their race, gender or religion and the law should not discriminate against individuals on such grounds. However, it has been argued that the removal of legal barriers to compete for goods does not do enough to ensure equality of opportunity. ‘Real’ or ‘Substantive’ equality of opportunity offers a better approach as it goes further than the formal account of equality of opportunity to stipulate that there are other factors affecting an individual’s prospects in life which need to be taken into account.
Attitudes such as these would discredit the writer and misrepresent the facts. There is no reason for the author to write persuasively because the information is persuasion enough. The intended audience of the introduction is concurrent with the book. While the primary focus is women, the intended audience can be interpreted as society as a whole. This becomes clear when the author states the fundamental purpose of the book is “to provoke social change on a larger scale by inspiring everyone--in the workforce and at home--to think differently about how women can and should behave” (Babcock and Laschever
Based on the information given in the case study, it is safe to assume that Louis Lane Cosmetics Company is only interested in hiring women for this particular position. Hence, men are being discriminated and excluded from the chance of being equally considered for this position on the bases of education and prior job experience. Ben Smith will file his claim under disparate treatment. This is a type of discrimination in which differing treatment of individuals occurs, where the differences are based on individual's’ race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability status. In other words, an individual cannot be held to different standards when being considered for a hiring, promotion, training, transfer, compensation.
Equality is about everyone being treated fairly, however it does not mean we treat everyone the same. It is about celebrating diversity and ensuring that no one is discriminated against because of their differences, giving everyone equal opportunities. To discriminate is to use someone's differences as a disadvantage to them, for example, failing to install wheelchair ramps in the workplace making it difficult for anyone in a wheelchair to enter the building. Equality is about removing these barriers and eliminating discrimination. Inclusion is the practice of eliminating discrimination and removing the barriers that may be hindering people, helping them access equal opportunities and fair treatment.
Nevertheless, gender-class membership is profoundly consequential in social life. (THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF TOKENISM) ‘’ This statement is relevant to our topic in hand, where it is constantly stated that there is no inequality of gender in the entertainment industry, that it is one of the more gender-equal organizations but this is not true. By denying the relevance of gender to opportunity, assuming that women have an equal opportunity at all times prevents women’s promotion because; stating this indicates that if women are not in the higher statuses it is because they were not able
Historically, women have always been considered far inferior to men, which caused early movements for women's rights. When compared to the past, today's equality is much better, but as feminism attests, America has yet to reach equality. In spite of what these various movements have tried to do, equality in the United States is unattainable because of the drastic differences between men and women. America should pay more attention to women’s basic human rights by treating them equally. Since the beginning of time, there has been a struggle for equal basic human rights between different races, ages, and genders all over the world.
Gender equality does not mean that men and women become equal, it means that they are entitled to have access to the same opportunities for education, employment, financial independence (UNFPA 2013), and that they share the responsibility for the home and child care. It is important to have a level playing field in relation to social institutions such as employment, law and education. As it is only then will women gain equality, the same treatment and rights that men get. It is more important for ethnic women and indigenous women as these demographic types suffer even more than the typical "western woman"(Gen 14 2013, p.13). Looks play a major part for these women as does the language barrier.
The fundamental principles that have existed in a western patriarchal society made women second-class citizens in comparison to men. Liberal feminists believe in the principles of all people being equal and deserving equal rights and opportunities. Feminists want to live in a fairer more egalitarian society. Whilst feminism has caused real change in society over the years and has opened the door to far more opportunity for women than ever before, life for women is still far from equal. This essay will cover gender socialisation, conjugal roles, and gender in the labour market.
The real question is why? The effect of the marriage truthfully does not affect our country; it affects the homosexuals, their loved ones, and those that pay too much attention to the same-sex marriage. Love should be shared with other people whether it is the opposite sex or the same sex. There seems to be a double edged sword when it comes to free will. We are all free to make choices for our own lives, but not be free in our choices of love and marriage.