“Cutting Into the Meatpacking Line: Workers and Change in the Rural Midwest” book, by Deborah Fink, focuses mainly on showing what was happening in the meatpacking’s industry in the rural Midwest of Iowa. It shows that the key factors in the creation the history of the rural working class depended on the different experiences that gender, ethnic and racial minorities faced during the working years in the meatpacking. It shows the painful process of struggling for recognition of the employees ' rights that women, ethnic and racial minorities faced when they were entering into the meatpacking workforce. Fink wrote her book to inform the reader about what was happening in the meatpacking industry of Iowa the old days, and how women, ethnic and racial minorities faced a lot of segregation, discrimination, harassment, and unequal wages.
Over the years, women all over the world have been subject to various injustices and inequalities at every stage of life. In fact, they have been facing neglect, servitude and rejection. It is true that nowadays many attempts are made by women, in order to fight back the discrimination they are facing; however their struggle for justice, equality and survival did not reach an end since sexual harassment remains as one of the major problems in working women’s life since they started working.
Injustices in this world infect people's lives like diseases. One in particular has not only developed over the years, but cases spring up in the most unthought of places. This injustice commonly known as sexual harassment affects women, children, and occasionally men all across the globe. There are many aspects when it comes to sexual harassment including its background, opposing viewpoints on the popular belief, the popular viewing, sexual harassment in today's society, solutions to the problem, and what the future would be like without this injustice on the world's hands.
In the text " Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy," Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild argue that women from third world countries have to leave their homes and go to developed countries in order to provide for their families. When these women move so far away their family bond is affected and their children miss out on the love and affection they need. These women also run the risk of getting paid little for their work, being manipulated by their bosses, and also having to become sex workers for them so they don't run the risk of losing their jobs.
Women today are still not taken seriously when it comes to where they choose to work, they are sexually harassed, assaulted, and objectified. This can cause issues for women because in some instances men in higher positions expect a sort of sexual “payment” to be able to keep the job they need. This type of discrimination is directly correlated to the expectations that are put on genders from birth. The Association of Women for Action and Research, a non-profit organization with a focus on gender equality says 57% of workers have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, while 79% of these workers are women. These numbers are a staggering for people who have experienced this type of harassment. However, can cause very many issues such as a fear for one’s own safety but not acting because this job is needed to survive. This will allow many more instances of sexual harassment to go unnoticed and unreported so no action is taken. There are many underrepresented issues that are involved with women in the workplace, which is religion. Muslim women in the workplace have been a target for discrimination due to their very strict practices. For example Saba Rasheed has argued in the essay “Relationships of the Practice of Hijab, Workplace Discrimination, Social Class,
Women fought very hard for their rights in the workplace. Some of them, including Susan B Anthony, went above and beyond the norm. Yet, today our rights are still not the same as a man’s. At one point women weren’t allowed to work at all, and today they are allowed to have jobs while still being home makers. Although improvements have been made, there are still several dilemmas that need to be addressed. A women earns less than a man when doing the same work, and that is extremely unfair. Another issue in the workplace is that men underestimate women due to lack of strength and discrimination. There are also the issues of pregnancy and sexual
Migrant women are extremely susceptible to sexual assault and harassment in the workplace because of their vulnerable position. “Women Farmworkers are often systematically subjected to sexual slurs, groping, threats, beatings and even rape in the fields. In California, 80% of farmworker women claim that they have experienced sexual harassment.” (The State of Farm Workers in California, n.d.) Women in the fields don't feel that anything will happen if they go to the authorities about rape, so that is also a driving motivation for the harassment that they
“La Feminista”, an article written by Anna Nieto Gomez in 1974, discusses the conflicts and struggles surrounding the Chicana identity and the Chicano movement. The feministas are consisted of a group of minority Latin women, the Chicanas, who are “Spanish-speaking, culturally different and non-Anglo group” (Anna Nieto Gomez 183). They suffered racial discrimination from not being white which was the only race superior to all others at that time. Worse still, they encountered sexism in a patriarchal society that gave power, authority and privileges to the male. The formation of the minority group the femenistas can be traced back to the Chicano movement that took place in 1970s. During the Chicano movement, Chicanos, who were racially oppressed
1. The #MeToo and Time’s Up social movements organize around the issues of sexual violence, harassment and abuse, with an emphasis on women in the workplace. For decades, incidents like these have always occurred, yet they were not spoken about. The main reason being, the harassment is incited by a person of power and authority in the majority of the cases, and them taking advantage of these qualities. These issues coincide with themes such as democracy, inequality, social justice, and decent work, as they violate the foundation of human rights that these themes were built upon. In the theme of democracy and inequality, 123 out of 192 countries revolve around the idea of a democratic society to make its citizens feel inclusive and supports
Women all over the world have been mistreated for more than a century. It has been exploited throughout the world as how “women aren’t currently treated the same as men in certain situations” but it is far more beyond that. Only half of the world seems to at least know what is really happening behind the curtain. Ambiguous people have manipulated the very much realness with what is exactly taking place in our society. In this essay, I will be talking about the following things; Inequity in the workplace, “Asking for it”, Violence against women globally, Education, and The psychology of it all. These five topics need to be demanded attention. Our younger generation needs to be cognizant of what has been going on for many millenniums. Girls and women should be able to walk around at night and not be afraid, nor should they be afraid to oppose another man. There is no real justification on why women should be treated like this but there is plenty of justification on why they shouldn 't, so genuinely why is this problem happening? Some of the books that I read to have mostly validation on this paper from other human beings but also to enlighten myself even more that I already am. “Subjection of Women” by John Stuart Mill, “Created Equal: Voices on Women 's Rights” by Anna Horsbrugh-Porter, and “Equal Pay for Equal Work” by Grace C. Strachan. I chose these three texts because each one yet talks about the same thing but has a little bit of a different perspective on each. I
I have to agree with Maricar's comment. What other jobs are these women supposed to do? Many developing countries don't have the vast social programs we enjoy in America that allow us to pick and choose our jobs. I believe these are the best jobs these women can find, or else they wouldn't be doing them. This problem goes way deeper than just patriarchal societies and the misogyny that goes along with them. Men in these developing countries don't fare much better when it comes to job prospects either. The essay specifically states men are not hired for these jobs because they aren’t docile enough. As much as we Americans have benefited from free trade, you’d think we’d see the irony in this discussion as we type from our Macs that where designed
Amy Trauber introduces the article by letting Clare, one of the subjects in her research tell her first hand account of her daily routine as a sustainable farmer in Central Pennsylvania, and the challenges she faces in a male dominated work space. Clare says “I get up early, eat breakfast and start picking blueberries for market at six o’clock. After picking for a couple of hours, I wash, sort and package blueberries to sell at the farmer’s market in town. After selling all day, I might work a few hours at my off-farm job since I am there. On my way home, I stop at the top of the mountain and sell more blueberries out of the back of my car. I feed the lambs, horses, rabbit and dogs. After dinner I supervise people who come to our house to pick blueberries until dark” (Trauger, 2004, p. 289).
From short stories like “The Yellow Wallpaper,” to the court cases like Ellen Pao’s Suit vs. Kleiner Perkins, and even a data book like Women in the Labor Force, it is clear to see that inequality and mistreatment of women still exists today. People often say that inequality is a thing of the past, however it has been a serious problem since the dawning of civilization itself, and it is still so today. Women are often seen as lesser beings than men, and are treated accordingly. It is getting better, and women are starting to take their rightful places as equals in the workforce, and as equals in general. However, the world still has a long way to go before the inequality and mistreatment of women comes to a complete stop.
“In the Maquiladoras the workers are 70% women, they are subject to poor working conditions and sexual harassment. Illegal work practices also occur such as firing pregnant women and denying maternity leave. Women are paid less than men and are let go around the age of 30 with very few skills.” (Pine 2008, p.142)
Unlike the majority of men, women are often over sexualized by their male coworkers and end up being treated in ways that are degrading and disrespectful. The sad truth is that if these women were in fact male they would have to put up with next no harassment, proving the unequal treatment of women in their places of work. Sexual harassment in work place first gained national attention in 19191 when President Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to US Supreme court. Thomas’s former assistant testified that he had sexually harassed her by making a series or sexually inappropriate comments, overtures and solicitations while acting as her supervisor. (Issues and Controversies) This is not the only sighted case of sexual harassment in the work place. It is reported that 81 percent of women are verbally harassed and 44 percent have encountered unwanted toughing and sexual advances (__) This form of harassment is degrading to women, putting them in a place that men perceive to be below them and shows the inequality that is present in the life of an everyday working