Gender Discrimination and the Workplace

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Gender Discrimination in the Workplace Cody Davis Baker College K. Harris Gender discrimination is a major occurrence in everyday life, especially in the workplace. Whether it is men discriminating women or vice versa, it happens every day. This discrimination is based on treating somebody unfavorably just because of their sex gender. I am completely against this discrimination. It is unlawful and unwanted within the workplace. It can be simple teasing to sexually based comments. But if somebody feels offended, people can easily be fired. When I read the article, “Sex Discrimination in the American Workplace: Still a Fact of Life”, I agree with what the author is saying. Gender based discrimination tends to happen to more women than men in the workplace, and the article, along with our history, could most likely show why it happens. Sex discrimination has been around for hundreds of years. One of the greatest examples of this discrimination was women and their rights to vote. Women before the 1920’s could never par-take in any presidential elections. That was up until the National American Woman Suffrage Association, or NAWSA, went public with the war on women’s right to vote. (History, 2007) On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, which provided women with full voting nationally, was ratified when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it. (History, 2007) With this movement, it could have possibly increased the discrimination in today’s society. A movement like the suffrage movement may have caused men to look at women differently with their views. Men were not used to hearing a woman’s view on something as important as a presidential election. So when women gained rights to vote and equality, it could have set off a chain reaction of discriminations to come in the future. At the same time, more women were able to get an education and use it to gain

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