Gender inequality has been a heated topic for a long time. Wage discrimination is when workers with the same qualifications perform the same but are compensated differently. It is unfortunate that wage discrimination is largely in favor of men over women. According to Fortune Magazine, women hold approximately 5% of the Fortune 500 CEO positions. This statistic is insane and depressing. History is chock-full of strong women, such as Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, and Joan of Arc, just to name a few. So to think these Fortune 500 companies have 95% male CEO’s is absolutely ludicrous.
Women have come very far over the past 100 years. We gained the right to vote in 1920, but there is still a glass ceiling. Women are just as skilled as men, so to think there is such a disparity in the work place is very disheartening. There is work discrimination in many fields of works. Studies show that women make approximately $17,000 a year less than men in the medical field.
These aforementioned statistics are very sad. Although we’ve come a long way, there is still so much further we need to go.