Throughout history men are seen as the “strong/tough ones”; the belief is that they should be paid more than women in order to support their families (Loney, 2005). Women often take time off from work to raise their children, which can interfere with their career path. Also, married women with children are more likely to leave their jobs, rather than women who are single and/or without
This put women at a disadvantage because they would not be able to pick up and move as easily as men. Wal-Mart would also waive minimum required qualifications to retain employees, a way of bypassing the promotion process. Wal-Mart pride itself on strong organizational culture that is based on respect for the individual, service to the customer, and strive for excellence. The company published letters praising individual employees for outstanding service. Wal-Mart managers public stated that women associates are paid less than men because they had to provide for their families.
Linda N. (undated) provides a definition as men holding the position of power and the head of the family unit. They hold the view that women are kept in their place which is being at home looking after their children and being a mother is their main priority in life. This shows inequality between men and women. According to this inequality, the women act in manner of being seen as a good wife, looking after the home and children. This results in the man having more power over the woman as he is the individual working and bringing an income, enabling him to make the decisions whereas the woman would have no power for this to happen.
Overall it could therefore be argued that rather than partners becoming more equal, women now have to carry a ‘dual burden’, whereby she is responsible for two jobs of unpaid or paid labour. Factors such as patriarchy and conforming to a gender script will lead to these divisions. Secondly, it could be argued that the money management within a family has an effect on the power relations between couples. Edgell argues that the reason why men are likely to take the decisions is because they earn more; women usually earn less than their husbands, and as a result of being dependant on them, have less say in the decision making. Similarly, Michelle Barrett and Mary McIntosh additionally argue that men usually make the decisions about spending on important items.
The Apparel Industry is the most affected because of this; workers are obligated to work long shifts without any consideration of their well-being. The Desire Satisfaction theory could be applied to those who seek out for cheap alternatives when placing orders within the apparel industry. This theory states “something is good for you if it satisfies your desires” (Landau, 2012, p 43-44). This may qualify for manufactures taking advantage of workers by using sweatshops because they end up saving large amounts of money, while receiving the product they need, and delivering it to the buyer. The Desire Satisfaction theory can be applied to those who benefit from their careless actions that eventually affect others.
Although firsly these effects form social life , also effects on economical areas should be concerned. Because any change in economical areas can result in social problem for females. It is obvious that women encounter with dicrimination in their lives, in terms of economical factors such as wage discrimination, insurance issues for female worker and discrimination against women during recruitment process. Although there are laws to protect women against wage dicrimination , there is still inequality between women and men’s payment. According to a study which is conducted by America’s Union Movement, “The average working
To what extent is there equal division of domestic labouring the family? 24 marks The DDOL refers to the roles that men and women play in relation to housework, childcare and paid work. Parsons Argues that in a traditional nuclear family the roles of husband and wife are segregated, in his view the husband plays an instrumental role geared towards achieving success at work so he can provide for the family financially. The woman has an expressive role geared towards primary socialisation of children and meeting the family’s emotional needs. Parsons argued this division of labour is based on biological differences between men and women as women are naturally suited towards nurturing role and men to a powerful role.
Parsons (1955) maintains that the family still has a vital role in preparing its members to meet the requirements of the social system. Thus, the family is arguably not patriarchal but just well adjusted to the needs of society. The Marxist feminist perspective view on the family is that it’s still is patriarchal and that this is not helped by the capitalist system. The man is oppressed by his job as his bargaining power is weakened by his obligation to his family, thus
The equality between men and women in roles today is different; women can work outside to earn money, while men share the household tasks. Women are independent from money as they can earn money by themselves to support their living cost. Another cause for divorce is the stress in modern living. Many people who live in the United States have considerable pressures to earn money. The reason they are under that pressure is because they most likely owe money or have a child.
Women should not always depend on their husbands to give them any money to buy their needs and their children's necessities. If a husband wants to buy the world for their wife and kids then that's his prerogative. Stay at home moms should go out to work if finance is difficult. If a man's salary isn't enough to support the wife and kids and pay the bills I for one as a woman will go out and lift the burden but this does not change the fact that their children come first. Going out to work could show the children that being a stay at home mom is not the only option out there for women.