Which Gender Is Typically Happier?. As Wholes We Are Constantly

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Which Gender is typically Happier? As wholes we are constantly comparing ourselves to one another: Who has the better job, the better significant other, the better house, and who gets paid the most? The list goes on. All of these are not gender specific, but there is some disadvantages a certain gender holds that may be affecting ones happiness. Feelings of happiness fluctuate constantly, it is almost inevitable. The gender that I believe gets hit hardest when it comes to happiness is women, with everything they face through salary gaps, constantly being compared, expectations, worries, healthcare, etc. it can become draining physically and mentally. To start off, women tend not to get the same equal pay as their male coworkers, and…show more content…
A woman’s self-esteem can be destroyed simply by her being discriminated and compared in the work place. As the American Civil Liberties Union states that sex discrimination and harassment can lead to the inhibiting of women’s advancement in the workforce (“Women 's Rights in the Workplace.”). Many women have heard, sometime throughout their life, that they are not as smart as men, or not as strong as men. Some women even believe this is true. An example would be female students and math. Women can do math just as well as men, but often there is a bias that a woman should not try for traditionally male dominated jobs like engineers because they cannot do the math required. Other traditionally male jobs, such as being a physician, are no longer male dominated with fifty percent or more of new medical school applicants being female (“The Changing Gender Composition of U.S. Medical School Applicants and Matriculants.” 1). The salary inequality that has been proven statistically, either potentially encourages a woman to do better or it can break her down, causing her to be less happy. An example of this was provided by Schieder and Gould, they found that women who are a part of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career paths are more likely to quit their jobs and not return to that career path (51%) (Schieder and Elise 4). Furthermore, they are also highly prone (63%) to experience sexual harassment at

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