Men are always looking at women as the inferior sex and think that women are supposed to submit in all relationships, whether if it is romantically or on the job. I personally have a problem with that myself. I think that women should be treated as equals now because we have earned the right to. We do the same things that they do and sometimes we can do it better. Men are physically stronger than women but anatomy but stronger does not mean better all the time.
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, ethnicity and race inequalities are the common issues surrounding people in workplace. These issues have been in the society since many generations now. The problem of inequality is that it has become a vital issue in the society today. For understanding the reasons behind inequalities it is essential to understand the factors that cause gender, racial and ethnic inequalities at workplace. Americans have fought hard for equality issues yet, there are more than half of the illiterate people throughout the world who are females.
This division consequently formed expectances for both men and women in society and occupations. These expectances in turn gave rise to gender stereotypes that play a role in the formation of sexism in the work place, i.e., occupational sexism.  According to a reference there are three common patterns associated with social role theory that might help explain the relationship between the theory and occupational sexism. The three patterns are as follows: Women tend to take on more domestic task; Women and men often have different occupational roles; and In occupations, women often have lower status These patterns can work as the fore ground for the commonality of occupational stereotypes.  One example of this in action is the expectancy value model.
What is Gender ? Gender means those characteristics which defines or explains if someone is masculine or feminine according to their behavioral differences, for example how they dress or act towards others, the kinds of work they do and their status in society. Gender refers to the social attributes and opportunities associated with being male and female and the relationships between women and men and girls and boys, as well as the relations between women and those between men. Some critics argue that gender roles in modern society are based on women being inferior to men. I agree because of a countless observation at social arenas, such as workplace, the average household, educational institution, and even in our nation’s government.
There is a difference between harassment and discrimination, the former one is a behavior that happens with specific cases, and the latter is a macro behavior that happens in larger cases (Barling, Kelloway & Frone, 2004). I’m going to write in this research about stress at work: harassment, discrimination and their consequences. The biggest type of harassment in these recent days is the sexual harassment. Some researchers say that half of the women have a high risk to be exposed to situations like these at the work place. A dangerous environment can have a big effect on this case because of the inequality between men and women (Barling, Kelloway & Frone, 2004).
Gender Discrimination in the Workplace I. Introduction Gender discrimination is explained as the negative treatment inflicted to a person based on that person’s sex. In addition, the mistreatment of a person due to his or her connection with an organization or group that is known to have an affiliation with individuals of a specific sex can also be categorized as gender discrimination (USA, Gov, 2011). Unfortunately gender discrimination is constant making women- one of the protected groups-the usual victims of such terrible actions. Although all women –childless and with children -are commonly in disadvantage in compensation and career advancement; there still exist many other forms of gender discrimination which damages are worst than those produced for the above mentioned stereotypes (Fishel, 2010).
The Effects of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace Current Issues in Human Resource Management 21 July 2012 Abstract Gender Discrimination is a problem that has been in the workforce since men and women started working together. While Title VII of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the workforce that does not mean that gender discrimination is not occurring. Gender discrimination does not just happen to women but, it happens to men as well. Human Resource professionals have been trying to figure out ways to lessen gender discrimination in the workplace while no one way has helped gender discrimination has lessened over the last 40 years. Gender discrimination in the workplace can cause great harm to the company and the people that work for the company.
This study deals with gender inequality in the modern society and looks at the difficulties women face when they strive for equal success as their male counterparts. About seventy-five percent of the jobs in well-paid professions are held by men and even if women are able to get equal jobs they are still paid considerably less . The central question posed is, are there any differences in the aspirations and career goals between males and females? However, in order to fully understand stereotypical social values about sex-roles in our society, an analysis of the broader context, in terms of the findings of the research of experts in the field, is needed. Thus, this Literature Review discusses the research on gender discrimination in the modern society as well as what drives women into the workforce.
That, however, is not the way most people's lives go - reduced and defeated as they frequently are by adversities. And within each community, nationality and class, the burden of hardship often falls disproportionately on women. The afflicted world in which we live is characterised by deeply unequal sharing of the burden of adversities between women and men. Gender inequality exists in most parts of the world, from Japan to Morocco, from Uzbekistan to the United States of America. However, inequality between women and men can take very many different forms.