Gender, Family Values And Work Ethics Of Young Women

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Over the years there have been copious amounts of evidence suggesting that the ‘genderquake’ is delivering positive changes for women, especially for young women in western societies, to the extent it could be thought that young women are more empowered than generations beforehand. To establish the validity of the claim made by Boronski and Hassan (2015) I will be discussing the changing attitudes of women over the decades to establish the ways in which young women’s empowerment has advanced in comparison to the generations beforehand; ongoing work by government and society to further positive female change, such as new polices and reforms regarding STEM education; the ways in which positive strides for young women may negatively affect…show more content…
Currently 10% of women between ages 25 and 30 have had 10 or more sexual partners, and of their mothers generation, at only 4% have had more than 10 sexual partners in their lifetime Bowie, C and Ford, N (1989). Showing that young women of today are not exactly exhibiting traits of their male counterpart, but more that values of the male and female are converging, possibly into a common good.
There are still reverberations from the genderquake occurring, the effects from past generations are ongoing for the current generation and will be for many generations from now. Nicky Morgan has shown this time and time again through policies directed at empowering young women. Such as imposing legislations that ensure companies publish their gender wage gap, when the have 250 or more employees, having shared parental leave to working parents and ensuring that girls must have fair access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education.
The STEM subject female management workforce has risen by 25% (Women on Boards: Davies Review Annual Report, 2015) in the last 2 years alone and in recent years, the female to male gap in pay has now narrowed to an outstanding 9.4%, and government’s continue to secure real and tangible equality for women and further reduce the pay gap, ensuring that women have the skills they need to get into highly paid professions, and are adequately paid when they ultimately break through the ‘glass’ (Hymowitz and Schellhardt, 1986).
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