Post #3 Gender Inequality

What is Gender Inequality? Gender inequality refers to the unequal treatment to individuals based on their gender as well as economic, political and social discrepancies among them. Most of time, same opportunities and treatments are not given to individuals because of gender’s differences in wealth/income, legal rights and social behaviors and this is what make the inequality. When men and women enjoy the same rights and opportunities in society, gender equality will exist.

An important figure in sociology known by her contributions in the classical feminism is Charlotte Perkins Gilman. She marked gender inequality with her works, which are still relevant today. Gilman utilized her scripts as a way to transmit to the public her thoughts about gender inequality in society that she considered wrong, especially gender inequality on women. Unlike Marx, Gilman was more concerned with how women, rather than the working class were treated in comparison to men. A man and a woman can accomplish the same job but still the pay salary and benefits differ, this is why I included this image, which explain really well the income’s discrepancy that exist between a woman and men.



3 responses to “Post #3 Gender Inequality

  1. I agree. Many employers claim they are “equal opportunity” employers however how many of them actual practice it? Though we have come a long way in an effort to provide the same opportunities for all with the same rights, treatment, income, etc., we still have a very long way to go. Unfortunately, this is an issue that I don’t think will ever be 100% fixed when no one ever really seems to care to forcefully take action.

  2. As a woman, it is very disheartening to know that there is a glass ceiling in the business world. It is sad to know that women currently hold roughly 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions. We have come a long way in the past 100 years, gaining the right to vote in 1920. However, we still have so far to go. A woman can work exactly the same as a man, contrary to the belief of ignorant some.

  3. I totally I agree with you when you mention that gender inequality will always exist no matter how much of the same rights and opportunities both genders have! This ideology has been embedded in our brains since childhood and it’s hard to escape from. They limit our opportunities from childhood to create our own individual identities. As youngsters we must choose the right toy’s and colors in accordance to our gender, Barbie dolls for girls and trucks for boys. They amputate out hunger for knowledge and exploration by making us follow societies expectations of gender. As a result many of the times woman or even men are stuck in an unwanted situations like choosing the wrong jobs and even lives. Woman are often seen as weak and not as intelligent as men.Although, we can many of the times executive the same task/ jobs equally as good as men or if not even better. This inequality is projected on to woman’s salaries; for every dollar that a men gets paid a woman gets paid only 77 cents. Ugh how unfair is that! The worst part of it all is the fact that even us woman have become so accustomed to these sociological behaviors that we even unconsciously support these ideas, it’s a stigma that’s very hard to combat. It’s hard to change an ideology that has been feed by society for such a long period of time.

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