Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace Essay

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Women’s Inequalities in the Workplace When you think of a CEO of a company or of world political leaders, do you think of a man or of a woman? Many, if not most of us, see these positions as being held by men. In this essay, I will explain why women are still not equal to men. In the first paragraph I will discuss inequalities that happen in the workplace. The second section will show the differences that occur within the athletic world. Thirdly, I will explain the differences in education and home life. Even though we are approaching the twenty-first century, women in our society are still not equal to men. In the workplace, women do not receive the same benefits that men do. Some women do…show more content…
There are few professional women’s sports teams, and the salaries these women receive are very low compared to the men’s average. While men make hundreds of thousands or even millions, women are struggling to make fifty thousand. The average salary for a woman in the WNBA is $37,500. A big deal was made this year about the United States women’s soccer team winning the championship. A lot of the press was directed towards one thing-the fact that after the winning goal was scored by Brandi Chastain, she took off her shirt and swung it around her head, just as a man does. Some people found it wrong that she ran around in her sport’s bra. That move brought more attention to women’s soccer than it ever had before. Talk shows and comedy persons mocked her repeatedly. I saw it on at least three shows myself. This is the most media coverage women in sports have seen in a long time. College women’s teams will only make the news on a very rare occasion. In order to help women, a bill, Title IX, was passed in 1972 so high school and college girls could get a fair share of the budget. Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or any activity receiving federal financial assistance.” For every dollar spent on women’s sports, three have been spent on men’s.

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