Gender Discrimination

1518 Words Feb 27th, 2007 7 Pages
Gender Discrimination

Written by: Brent Davey

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction--------------------------------------------------------------------3

Gender Discrimination Defined-------------------------------------------3
Gender Discrimination at Work-------------------------------------------5
Gender Discrimination and Politics--------------------------------------6
Conclusion---------------------------------------------------------------------6
Works Cited-------------------------------------------------------------------8

Introduction

To discriminate socially is to make a distinction between people on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit. Examples of social discrimination include racial, religious,
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Female rights activists in Canada and all over the entire world are helping to bridge the gender gap. These activists tackle a large variety of issues that impact women around the world. For example, in November of 2005 almost 200 female activists from nearly 70 countries met in Sri Lanka to address issues including violence, harassment and intimidation. As time passes a clearer picture of global gender equality begins to take shape, however we still have a lot of work to do before we ever see the elimination of all gender-related discrimination.
Gender Discrimination at Work
In Canada, It is prohibited to discriminate against a person on the basis of Gender. Unfortunately our laws are simply rules and in no way do they prevent circumstances from occurring. Discrimination in the workplace is a serious problem in North America. Here's a good example: In 2004, Wal-Mart was the subject of a huge class action lawsuit filed by six women from California for allegedly discriminating against females. The judge expanded the case to include 1.6 million female workers nationwide since 1988. Residing Judge Martin Jenkins indicated that Wal-Mart had for the most part failed to dispute the plaintiffs' evidence that women were paid less than men in every region and in most job categories; that the salary gap widens over time even for employees
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