Gender Equality And Gender Inequality

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“A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human” (Nazarian 2010) Women have been a face of oppression for many years, gender segregation has also been prominent in all societies for many years. Historically, women have never been the dominant gender in roles of occupation and wages. Gender segregation has impacted the gender wage gap, that has been ongoing since the beginning of time. Patriarchy will be touched on, being the outlook the majority of the population practices, gender roles and lastly the never-ending gender wage gap. The statistics of the progress of the narrowing of the gender wage gap will be examined, compared and contrasted. Women tend to face the lack of high power positions in society, less formal education and part-time work
In this theoretical outlook, the theory that is analyzed is “Does capitalism really need patriarchy?” (Pateman 1996:203). There is a strong correlation mentioned about the employment contract, also known as capitalism, as well as the marriage contract, also known as patriarchy (Pateman 1996:203). Feminist theorists will argue that the employment contract sets the roles in line for a male and a female in their marriage; men are the sole income source of the family, and females are the housewives of the family (Pateman 1996:204). Men possess systemic power, which women are excluded from. Capitalism
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