In order to identify this situation, we must try to get to the root of the problem and must understand the sociological factors that cause women to have a much more difficult time getting the same profits, wages, and job opportunities as their male complements. The society in which we live right now have been shaped historically by males for centuries. Women in the workplace get the short end of the stick when it comes to men. Because men have more power given to them and people tend to look at the men for leadership. Also women are more likely to allow things to happens where as men would not.
Men and women have very different leadership styles. Women are classified as transformational leaders. Men are classified as more of transactional leaders. (Reeves 2010) Transformational leaders are more dedicated to building rapport and relationships with co-workers, supervisors, clients, or customers. Transactional leaders are more assertive, direct, and represent themselves in an authority figure image.
In fact the potential for gender communication gaps are widest in those organizations where one gender takes up most of the senior executive positions. As the traditional picture changes and both men and women must communicate in teams, manage, and sell to the other gender, their awareness grows. Yet the result is often frustration. In other words, they both experience the problem but don't know where to begin to expand their repertoire of
Believing sexism will go away without putting major changes in place, is not a reality. Sexism blatantly exists in the work place. Obvious (and most common) examples of this would be: women are often paid less than their male counterparts for the same position, men often receive rapid job promotions in comparison to women and women are usually the targets of gender based harassment. Women frequently struggle with the lack of pay they receive, in comparison to their male counterparts. A woman working in the same job as a man will usually earn less, despite the fact that she may have the same or better training, education, and skills required for the job ("Study Shows Female Managers in Britain Earn Less than Men, and Equality Could Be 57 Years Away."
(Covert, 2013) There are all kinds of discrimination at the workplace for women. Women are still being paid lower salaries for performing the same jobs as men. Women are also being judged by different standards and not being considered for certain positions and promotions based on their gender. It is shocking that women are still being paid a lower salary then their male co-workers. According to Isaacs, for many years the difference between men and women's pay rates is growing rapidly.
A common gender stereotype is naturally, that office work should be left to the males, and females should focus on household chores such as looking after the children and housework. Those who express any desire to enter the workforce are generally discouraged if not frowned upon. The community, or in this case, the country’s workforce is greatly affected by such a stereotype due to the following reasons: Firstly, having an employee or colleague of a different gender might not be such a bad thing as a woman would be able to offer alternative viewpoints to male workers. Particularly for companies that cater to the general public’s needs. An entire workforce of men would definitely consider the male’s needs over the females, resulting in unbalance and discontentment from the female public.
The facts and statistics are hard to argue against. Is it true females are now becoming the dominate gender in the world? Women are making a come up in the world. This is not a contest between men, or a campaign to belittle men to the status of a child, but it is very obvious that now women are equal with men in today’s society and are demanding the credit and respect deserved. Women have earned bigger roles to play in society.
For example, women now go out to work, just as men now help with housework and childcare. However Feminists reject the ‘March of Progress’ theory, and argue that women remain unequal within the family. Anne Oakley argues that we still live in a patriarchal (male dominated) society, and therefore women occupy a subordinate and dependant role within the family and wider society. In addition in Mary Boulton’s research backed this, she found that fewer than 20% of husbands had a majority role in childcare. 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.
Question: Is it true that nothing intimidates men more than capable and successful women? Discuss ‘Sexism’ is a word rarely heard in modern society, especially in the developed world. Feminists have fought hard to earn equal rights and opportunities for women in the past century. Largely thanks to their effort, women nowadays hold a higher status in society and have the parity with men in the workplace. A platform has been built fro more and more women to display their strength and talents in different areas.
In politics, it is mediocre if a man is elected as the head of state of a country, but if a woman is elected, then all of a sudden it is becomes a big deal and news of it turns into a massive attention hog. It is as if women are rarely seen as a prominent figure in politics and business and more of a small part of everyday world decisions. 21st century gender stereotypes are further showcased in sports because sponsors and talent scouts are recruiting the most masculine looking athletes, rather than the more feminine looking ones. This is because men are more likely to be more bulk in shape than women and therefore men dominate the sporting industry and are seen playing sport more often. Back when we