The Fight Against Gender Inequality

1135 Words Dec 14th, 2014 5 Pages
Over the past decades, despite people have advances on gender inequality, but the sexism still prevalent in all aspects of life and in most countries around the world. I am a woman. I was born and raised in Vietnam, where gender biased ideology is extremely prevalent throughout society. It is an ideology in which men are considered more important than women. In the spiritual life of Vietnamese, people must have a son to keep their family lineages continuously growing. This pressure is on people from generation to generations. The gender disparity gradually seeps into the minds of Vietnamese people. When I grow up, I learn and admire for the gender equality in most advanced countries in the world, especially the United States. However, after I have been living in the United States for over 5 years; I have realized that although a great deal of progress has been made in the fight against gender disparity, discrimination still occurs, not only between races, but also between men and women. According to the article Valley Boys by James Surowiecki, gender discrimination in hiring a staff, giving job position and working environment has occurred in high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter.

First, these companies have a gender inequality when they hire a new employee. When I heard the name Silicon Valley, I think immediately about the high-tech. That is a place where the door is opened to anyone who is more talents and more intelligences…
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