A Society On The Struggles Of Women

2304 Words Dec 12th, 2016 10 Pages
Introduction This purpose of this paper is to educate the society on the struggles of women in the scientific field and the unfair treatment when it comes to accomplishments and pay for these hardworking individuals.

Back in time, men have always been superior to women almost in every way except for staying home, keeping the place tidy, and taking care of children. When it came to education and work, men were definitely the dominant sex in these areas. Today, women have showed their strength and perseverance in education and career, but they still experience discrimination and pay gaps in the scientific field. Why are there more men than women present in this career path? From a female who is in this field, there is a clear pattern in the office area of the chemistry department here at Montclair State University. There are currently fourteen males who teach the subject of chemistry compared to three females. This paper will help to demonstrate the statistics and problems that are faced by women. Another science, physics, also has very few women in its field and this is showed in Eileen Pollack’s The New York Times article Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? when she mentions “The new study goes a long way toward providing hard evidence of a continuing bias against women in the sciences. Only one-fifth of physics Ph.D.’s in this country are awarded to women,…; of all the physics professors in the United States, only 14 percent are women” (Pollack, 2013).…
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