In “Women Don’t Ask” by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, Linda Babcock investigates whether or not women get less of what they want because they simply do not ask for it. Linda heard from an associate dean that women do not ask for greater opportunities, men do. Through her investigations, Linda found that the difference between salaries of different genders was extremely significant; it differed by an estimated four thousand dollars. Those who did ask for a higher salary saw an increase of nearly the same amount, four thousand dollars. Linda then conducted another study, involving both genders playing a game, and being awarded money; if the participants asked for more money, they would receive it.
An Analysis of "The Science of Difference: Sex Ed." by Steven Pinker In The Science of Difference: Sex Ed., Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard and alumni faculty at MIT, argues that research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology supports Lawrence Summer’s hypothesis that innate differences between males and females can influence mathematical aptitude. Steven Pinker states that by the early ‘70s women in science was a given and there is no going back, to even talk about going back to when women weren’t would be morally wrong and scientifically disastrous. Pinker goes on to say that the way people reacted to Harvard President Lawrence Summers’s remarks was as if he had proposed that there were innate sex differences, when he just proposed the possibility. Summers was shamed into apologizing but his analysis of why there might be fewer women in mathematics and science is common.
Comments: This article made me upset. Because as a female I have to went through discrimination. Even if not for just being a female in America but as a Hispanic. I was discriminated by not getting job opportunities or get a raise at my previous job because I am a female. As for race I was not hired because they were looking for an American.
A woman can have the same degree as a man but will not be offered the same job as him, simply because of her sex. Even though policies were adopted to prohibit sex discrimination, it failed to help women who are at more senior levels of a company. Many people wonder if their gender determines how successful they will become in their career. Does gender bias still exists in the workplace today? Does sexism exists?
The number one reason a couple face a divorce is that career women are independent decision makers, and they prioritize career to chase their dreams rather than focusing exclusively on family. From the two articles “Don’t Marry Career Women” and “Don’t Marry a Lazy man,” I do agree with Michael Noer stated that “Don’t Marry Career Woman” because career women are more likely to cheat and get divorced. In the article, “Don’t Marry Career Women,” Michael Noer says, “Recent studies have found professional women are more likely to get divorced, more likely to cheat, and less likely to have children” (509). The author tells us that marriages between two career couples could have a lot of difficulties in couples’ life. On a daily basis, career women are constantly thinking about work duties even when they are at home.
The media can contribute to people’s ideas of what the “perfect woman” or “perfect man” is, but, as the media is an often completely false agent of propaganda, real life men and women cannot live up to expectations. Changes in the social position of women may have contributed to higher divorce rates as women have, in the past 100 years, achieved many new rights such as: the vote, employment and education. This shift in the position of women within society may have made them less willing to accept an unsatisfactory marriage that often includes traditional gender roles with no opportunity for them to work towards their own goals and lives outside of the home. There is now much less social stigma and blame attached to divorce, meaning that
The story starts off right away describing Madame Loisel beauty and charm but unfortunately she was born into the wrong class. She isn’t happy with the life that she has. She dreams of a life with parties and elegant dresses and jewels. Madame Loisel is so envious of a rich, old school friend who lives a different life that she actually refuses to go and visit because she feels worse about her life when she returns home. Her friend doesn’t appear to be proud of boastful in the story and doesn’t seem to care that Madame Loisel is poorer than her.
She was beginning to feel that maybe she was the cause of them not attending. BACKGROUND The main theme of concern for the supervisee that was coming through during the sessions each week was related to the apathy of one of her female clients, regarding attending her weekly counselling appointments, some of which she would attend, some where she would cancel at the last minute and others she would cancel when the Cruse Volunteer would contact her just before they were due to attend the session. The client was from the Arabic culture and felt that it should not be a problem if she did not cancel, as when she did not show as it should be obvious that she would not be coming. The client was grieving for her ex-husband who had died. She did not attend his funeral as she had re-married and her husband would not have allowed it.
The universal truth behind this story is that the innate differences between men and women coupled with lack of communication will cause a marriage to stagnate and become an uneasy compromise. Insensitive and inconsiderate of his wife's feelings, Michael openly admits his attraction to other women. Frances wants to know his true feelings and he gives them to her cold, "I got all this stuff accumulated in me because I've been thinking about it for ten years and now you've asked for it and here it is." (7) He does not acknowledge his wife's despair; he knows he is wrong and yet he feels righteous because so far it has only been a physical attraction. Michael blithely dismisses his wife's pleas for reassurance.
Wouldn’t that be much more jolly?” (Rama Rau 114). The head mistress’s condescending tone creates tension because it makes the reader feel uncomfortable for the characters. Rama Rau puts this experience in the beginning of the story to set up the tension the reader will feel through out the story. Premila’s mom expresses, “You’re to small to have them. You won’t have them in donkey’s years” (Rama Rau 116).