Sexism in the STEM
By Alexandria Storm
Jan 11, 2015
Sexism in the Workplace
Modern day sexism can be a very delicate topic, but people need to recognize that it 's still a problem in the workplace. Before jumping to the conclusion that this is another extreme feminist perspective, it 's important to understand one thing. Although significant progress has been made in the past few decades, women are not treated as equal partners to men in the many job fields. Freida Pinto, the leading actress in Slumdog Millionaire was interviewed recently. She did an excellent job clarifying a common misunderstanding of feminism. "Feminism to me is equality. There is no man over woman and vice versa. Feminism is a very misconstrued and misunderstood topic. "As soon as we say feminism, it does not mean all men should become subordinate and women should be the ones who rule the world. The only way we can have a progressive and successful country or world is when men and women treat each other as equals." It 's sad to think that a term for someone who is in support of gender equality is now a negatively viewed thing. An important thing to remember is that gender equality means equality for both genders, and reverse sexism is not the solution. Once you grasp that it 's easier to understand modern day sexism.
The workplace is an important area to focus on sexism, since there is statistical data to show that women are not equally represented or treated. Careers where women are very