Female inequality in workplace is one of the harmful aspect that is afflicting the entire
society. This is also called the gender discrimination which has been followed since the ancient
Past and still a serious predicament even with the advancement of 21 century. It is one of the
major characteristics of the U.S. Although the governmental and non-governmental agencies
have made momentous progress in achieving the rights of women through education,
empowerment, and dynamic acts over the past century. Nevertheless, there is still a long way
to attain the total equality.
The most notable subject of female inequality at the work is pay gap. It is a major
concern that women face, even though they are more efficient than men, however
they are not paid equally. Study shows that in 1900 one of the five people in the U.S. paid work
force was women. By 1940, this ratio had grown to one four, by 1960 to one three and in
2005, it is almost one of two. Recent study by “US bureau of labor” shows that women who
work 41 to 44 hours a week earn 84.6% of what their male coworkers make. Furthermore, the
statistics became more distressing with the increase in hours of work. Women who work more
than 60 hours a week commence to earn only about 78.3% of what men in the same group
earn. Furthermore unequal distribution of benefits and other privileges exist at the work.
Such as many women couldn’t get cash rewards, month or year of the employee award, and other benefits, however their male coworker receive all of these.
In a news about the 32 years old pop star Beyonce “Gender Equality is a Myth” (CNN Wire 13 Jan. 2014). She wrote an essay about this on Maria’s website, The Shriver Report. She wrote that we need to stop buying in to the myth about gender equality. It is not a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. force, but the average working women earn only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. Yet unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more proportionate with their qualification and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when women and men are granted equal respect. This study is interesting because a pop star singer points out the gap in average income between men and women. She also touches this topic on frequently in her music. In this way she is making a great effort for gender equality.
Women have worked in some way in the U.S. since this country take birth, yet they get very low pay. During the World War I, women started to work in the force due to the shortage of men. They worked until the World War II and took those positions which were only for men. Seven million women entered the work force, however they have no legal work rights. They got the workplace rights until the Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964, passed. According to this act employer may not discriminate people...