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."
Gender Segregation: A Way of Exclusion America is a nation that actively promotes equality for all. History has gone from only protecting the rights of men to eventually including the rights of women. Laws have given women more rights and special government programs have been created over time to promote gender equality. However, even though special laws have been passed and amendments have been made, women are still treated unequally in American society when compared to men. This segregation between men and women is still a major problem in United States because working moms do not receive extra institutions, women are treated lower when they have received same amount of education as men, and women received less income than men.
As Leving and Sacks say “she’s far more critical of him than he is of her”, that means that men are much less critical than females who want to show their strength. But in many cases their thoughts are deceptive, as everybody needs a family to have happy life. Respond: I totally agree with the authors of the text and, in my opinion, the women’s desire to become independent and live by themselves is partly caused by our democratic world, where the equalty between genders is respected. Women build their own careers and become independent, so they do not need help from men at least financially. That’s why we have the tendency of growth of the amount of single women.
Rapid progress in female employment was strongly evident- many took up careers in professions and in some cases women earned the same pay as men. Things were looking hopeful for German women, years of male and female dispute had almost concluded. Female developments abruptly reversed by 1933- Hitler held traditional views regarding the female role which he believed raised them to an imperative position in society. Women had vital role in producing the genetically pure Aryan race which would grow to be supreme Nazis. Hitler realised he needed to increase the birth rate to fundamentally strengthen the Third Reich; with a larger population would come more strength, superiority and pre-eminence.
While the men were away at war, women took advantage of rare occasions (open jobs men were associated to) by taking jobs as journalists the way men previously were and etc. "The war really created opportunities for women" Winona Espinosa said. It was the first time women could actually show that they were capable of doing things only men had done before. Moreover, the tough physical labor increased women's self confidence as an individual, and the income as well. These are some positives for women, however if there is a positive thing about something most likely there are going to be negatives to go along with it.
The system worked to some extent in some areas despite this, there is still a range of deep inequalities continue to exist in areas relating to age, gender, ethnic group, region and social class. To begin for example wome today are doing better in education, health and the legal profession, but the term’ the Glass Ceiling ‘remains very strong whereby women could not reach their full potential in their careers this was because no matter how many policies were put in. Gender inequalities still remain! High earning jobs exist in industries such as IT, science, engineering and construction but women are not usually found in such professions because they are considered to be to rather ‘manly’, instead they occupy positions that can be classified into 5 sections under the heading the 5 c’s each title being caring, cashiering, catering, cleaning, and clerical occupations. In other words, those occupations are the ones ‘more suited for women’.
Though women have scaled the ladder of success in the past century, they still fall several rungs short from where men have always been. Although women in the Western world face less oppression than women in many Eastern countries, Western society must recognize that feminism still holds relevance in modern society. The backlash towards modern day feminism proves not only that it is relevant in society but that we still continue to need feminism. The main proponents of this backlash argue that feminism has run its course and live under the phrase “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” There is overwhelming evidence that the system IS broken (despite women’s numerable achievements) and full equality has not been reached. We look back on the days when patriarchy was so blatant with indulgence towards people’s blindness; however, we remain just as blind to many modern-day inequities.
Also women are more likely to allow things to happens where as men would not. According to Bryan (2007), the barriers to women’s advancement in organizations today have a relatively straightforward cause. Most organizations have been created by and for men and are based on male experiences. Even though women have entered the workforce in droves in the past generation, and it is generally agreed that they add enormous value. Organizational definitions of competence and leadership are still predicated on traits stereotypically associated with men that are tough, aggressive and decisive.
Females are better equipped to obtain jobs in the 21st century in which intelligence counts more than muscles. Women still get paid less and few make it to the top of the companies, but, prejudice fades over time. Women will have great capacity to boost their productivity and incomes. Regardless of their increased involvement in the international economy, women are still those most likely to suffer from the effects of economic downturns. This was proven at some point in the Asian Financial Crisis of the late 1990s, in which women were more likely to be fired or lose their jobs than their male counterparts.
(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.