Many people are often misinformed or given bad first impressions of feminism. However, feminism is equal rights for all people of different race, sex, gender, and sexuality. Many of the people that give feminism a bad name, include a self-proclaimed feminist that is running for presidency, and meninists who are satirical equal rights activists. In reality, feminism is pro-gender equality and opportunities for all types of people.
The fight women’s rights and equality has been an ongoing theme throughout history. Much like racism, sexism limits a person based on a physicality they cannot control. Its uncivilized and brings a huge uproar and controversy in its path. For years there has been groups and protests to change the course of sexism and change it for the better. Admittedly, it has improved, but as a society we are far from equality.
Good equality and diversity practices make sure that the services provided to people are fair and accessible to everyone. They ensure that people are treated as equals, and that people get the dignity and respect they deserve and that their differences are celebrated.
Women have had an ongoing struggle to be equal and have rights, opportunities despite the centuries of gender inequality. We believe that all people are created equally in the eyes of God and have privileges, self-respect, and the potential to succeed in life. In the world we live in today, however, we constantly face many kinds of neglect based on our different traits. All over the world, there are others with who may be prejudice of particular race or gender. What exactly is discrimination? It can be defined as the act, practice, or an instance of discriminating individuals, usually based on their nationality, the color of their skin, sex, marital status, age, or other defining attributes. The inequality of women rights remains an issue
Equal opportunities are very important in the modern workplace. Providing equal opportunities involves providing the same opportunities to all the employees and prospective employees regardless of their sex, age, disabilities, ethnic origins, sexual orientations etc. Equal opportunities allow the employee to have rights therefore the employer is unable to take advantage, discriminate or manipulate staff. Employers have an element of power over their employees but by having the law on the side of the employees, employers therefore need to think twice before discriminating in any form. Organisations will need to ensure that there is no unlawful or unfair discrimination. Employees are not stupid – a company that behaves badly
Throughout the past few decades, the gender inequality discourse have became a dominant feature of international, national and local policy debate on the subject of economic development. This policy concern has emerged as an area of scholarly research which seeks to show that improving gender equity leads to economic growth.
Gender equality recognises that a man and a woman have equivalent value and both should be given the same treatment in the workplace. (Coates, 2015) Globally concerns of discrimination and gender equality have been highlighted in various organisations. (Acker, 1990) Inequality can lead to unfair situations such as a woman being denied a promotion because she is pregnant or a woman rejected for an interview for being married to someone of the same sex. Cases like this happen despite how highly qualified and experienced the individual may be. It is vital that managers enforce guidelines working around the 2010 Equality Act, through true understanding of diversity an organisation can achieve unity and equality in the work area. (Ozbilgin and Tatli 2008)
A social issue that continues to occur today is women fighting for gender inequality. Women have unequal rights from men at work, public affairs, in their homes, as well as many other places. I selected the black and white photograph because it conveys that in that specific moment women are protesting for equal rights, which symbolizes feminism. Furthermore, the photograph in color also incorporates with the social issue because it symbolizes that Beyoncé is a feminist and gives women empowerment and strength to continue to fight for their equal rights. I also chose this image because she posed for the photograph. Additionally, it is a recreation of Rosie the Riveter, which was an image used to promote feminism. The colored, and black and white photographs are compared and contrasted by texture, light, line, color, shape, balance, and depth of field, to incorporate with the social issue of women’s rights.
The best things in life take hard work, persistence, and most of all, time. This is very evident in the fight for gender equality in soviet Russia. The patriarch was the societal norm and was never really questioned, that is until women realized their potential and qualification to be every bit as entitled as men. Tsarist Russia did not address the issue with a solution; however, communism brought about new ideas and ultimately many solutions to achieve gender equality. Although the equality between men and women was not perfect, women had much more control over their lives while under Communist rule in Russia than in Tsarist Russia because they were given more opportunities in the workplace, more domestic rights, and more of a say in their political rights.
Do you know how it feels to have a strong determination to pursue your life goal, but you also have to deal with the laborious consequences such as gender equality? According to Zig Ziglar, “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”. A girl named Hope Jahren lived in a poor place where women and men were not treated equally. Many people argued on how women couldn't be things like men such as a doctor, engineer, or scientist, for instance eSTEM school has more men than women because it's an engineering school, traditionally girls are not encouraged to work as an engineer they mostly focus on language arts and performance. No woman should be underestimated of what they can do. The book Lab Girl shows that Hope Jahren story is based on equality. Hope wants to show people that men and women should be treated equally and disproves stereotypes by succeeding without money, overcoming bias hardships and completing labs that are usually done by men. She is like any ordinary teen with big hopes, Will she succeed in proving people by having her dream come true?
During the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, women were not allowed to vote; instead, they were forced to become housewives and obey their loved ones (“Women’s Suffrage Movement”). On August 20th, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, women finally gained equal rights in American society, after countless struggles to obtain it. In today's society, people question if women should assist in military combat or not. Gender equality remains an issue that the world is still having. Women can handle themselves on their own and be independent. Women should also have the right to serve in combat if she meets all criteria and should not be held back from her decision. Regardless what others may believe, women should be allowed and have the right to serve in combat and protect her country.
Equality has been a fighting issue for centuries, whether in race, gender, religion, etc. While strides have occurred to decrease these discrimination, there are still a plethora of situations fought within the government to create a safe space for all and create equitable opportunity for all. Within the political and economic world, one battle being fought is the barrier of gender equality amongst employees.
The law also prohibits retaliation against an individual who, in good faith, asserts his or her rights under Title IX or other applicable federal laws and state laws prohibiting illegal discrimination. Title IX was established around discrimination based on gender in 1972, and promotes equality between men and women in education. Congress developed Title IX in order to spark the act of going against sexual discrimination at academic institutes that were federally funded to promote the participation of women in school sports and to create more programs for student athletes that are female. It is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding. The law is not only directed towards education, but also towards athletics. Women’s encounter with discrimination based on sex, during participation in sports, created the idea of the passage of Title IX, which was successful at promoting equality for women through having less discrimination against women, providing more opportunities for women in sports, and creating equal treatment in athletics.
One of the newer issues that are facing schools today is accommodating transgender students. The Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 states: “Prohibition against discrimination; exceptions. No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” This is talking about gender equality in schools. This means that a school cannot treat transgender students differently than other students of the same gender identity. If you were born as a female but identify as a male then you must treated the same as a male student. You must allow equal access to education, programs, and activities for all students including transgender students.
Today we still pay so much attention of the equality between women and men. It’s still a very hot topic around us in our today’s society. However, when we talk about it right now, we more care about if women and men have the same equal right. For example, if they enjoy the equal protection in the working environment, in terms of the working hours or of their salaries. From the official website of American Association of University Women (AAUW), “In 2014, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 79 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 21 percent”. Using the formula, pay gap=(men’s median earnings-women’s median earnings)/men’s median earnings .In 2014, median annual earnings in the Untied States women and men working full time, year round were $39,621 and $50,383, respectively. 2014 earnings ratio=$39,621/$50,383=79%. 2014 pay gap= (50,383-$39,621)/$50,383=21%. So the earnings differentials between men and women mean that there is a wage gap. The wage gap is a statistical indicator often used as an index of the status of women’s earnings relative to men’s.