Sixty Cents To A Man's Dollar Analysis

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Brandi Cory IDS 101 Masculinity and Femininity Final Essay Question #1 I chose the article by Ann Crittenden titled, “Sixty Cents to a Man’s Dollar,” because I can relate to this article on a personal level. As a woman that grew up in a two parent household and now as a single mother, I witnessed the injustice to women in the workplace. As a small child I watched as my mother and father worked at the same place, doing the same job, yet my mother made less money than my father did. At that time no one really talked about it, it was just “normal” and not many people thought twice about it. Was it because she was a woman or because she was a mother, I am not quite sure, or if it was the combination of the two. In this article Crittenden talks about the pay differences of mothers, men, and women without children. She also discusses how employers treat their employees that are male or female and who do and do not have children. Crittenden claims in the article that the pay gap between men and women in the work place is closer to sixty cents to a dollar than seventy seven cents to a dollar because the latter figure compares full-time men and women. But only half…show more content…
Most working mothers only work either a part-time year round job, or a seasonal job so that they can be at home when their children are off school for summer breaks and holiday breaks. Employers also penalize mothers who have to take time off from work that does not fit in the criteria for maternity leave. While they can not affect a woman’s wages during a leave from work, they can find other ways to penalize the woman. give what is considered the “crappy” jobs to a woman who has to take time off for her family. Possible factors contributing to the price

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