Women Is Not A Bed Of Roses

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The proverb ‘Life is not a bed of roses’ is more applicable to women rather than men in comparison to their chances of getting the higher positions in the workplace. In fact, women are vulnerable to many obstacles that are created by men for refraining them to climb up over men. This is a generic problem from east to west, from populous country to least populous country, from least developed country to a developed country, from undemocratic country to a democratic country. Bangladesh is a least developed, democratic, and populous country in the east where “women-friendly environment in corporate world is still a myth” (Kamal & Sabrin, 2014, p. 82). Despite the almost equal ratio of men-women, it has a strong patriarchal society. …show more content…

Statements Strongly Agree/Agree %
Men have negative attitudes towards women 88.89
Superior officers doubt women’s work capabilities 83.01
Male colleagues suffer from superiority complex 93.46
Women are treated in a gender-based fashion 96.08
Men perceive women to be less efficient than men 85.62
Men do not cooperate with women 77.78
Women must perform better than men to be promoted 89.54
The rules treat women and men equally 58.17
Women are treated with the same trust and confidence as their male colleagues 17.21
Gender has been a factor in women’s placement in specific positions 84.97

To think women as inferior, often pave the way for incivility. Chui & Dietz (2014) mentioned an incident of that in their paper “I recently saw an incident between our female administrative assistant and two male senior architects. The secretary asked a question to one senior architect, but he pretended not to listen to her. When she insisted, he told her not to bother him. Then the other senior architect said in a very loud and sarcastic way, ‘Wow, even the secretary of our office seems to believe that she has power and authority.’ It was really unpleasant for everybody around, and the administrative assistant walked off upset. Neither I nor my other colleagues did anything; we just continued working” (2014, p.95).
The second issue that I want to discuss is long working hours. The nature of this issue has been described by Kamal & Sabrin (2014) “Our society considers that women are only

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