Gender Discrimination Against Women

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Discrimination Against Women “I raise up my voice--- not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” Malala Yousafzai said this quote at the 2015 Women’s equality day at the White House. Women are still being looked at as second to men in many different aspects of today’s society. Gender inequality for women is an active struggle today in the workplace, for clothing items, and in the world of sports. Women are still not seen as equals in the workplace today. Taken from data by International Trade Union Confederation, the gender pay gap can range from 3 percent to 51 percent and a global average of 17 percent. Women are earning 62 percent to 81 percent of what men are earning (Gender Inequality and Women in US Labor Force). If women are earning less money for the same work, then they are not seen as equals in some people’s eyes. Women feel as if they are less important than their male counterparts. In addition, women work in what are seen as “feminine jobs” such as teaching and nursing. When they do work in jobs in the manufacturing and technology fields, they don’t get the same opportunity for advancement as men do (Gazso). In this case, they are seen as having lower skill. In reality, women are usually more organized and tend to actually be better at their jobs than a male with the same job. It is true that companies are putting policies into place that promote inclusion of women (Tolbert). These
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