Discrimination In The Workplace Essay

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Not only do girls face problems obtaining average competency, but after they prove their capability, they don’t usually get a chance to have a meaningful role. "Women may hold the majority of the jobs in growing sectors such as retail, healthcare and food service," writes the Nation 's Bryce Colvert, "but of the executive officers in those industries they represent less than eighteen percent, under sixteen percent and just fifteen.five percent, respectively."(Source eight) One would think that someone in a position of administration, would embody and speak for the majority of those they oversee. What makes the lack of females in positions of power problematic is that the perspectives and issues of women will not be understood on a personal …show more content…
It is basic knowledge that women are the people that give birth to the world’s next generation and that they play an undeniably important role in the cycle of life, so why is it that Eighty-eight percent of American women do not get paid for a single day or a single hour after they give birth?(Source seven) Time spent recovering in the hospital after giving birth is for some reason not considered to be paid medical leave, which is very puzzling because if a man were to be in the hospital, most likely his job would consider this instance to be paid medical leave. Some may think, it isn’t that big a deal for a women to go a few days without pay but in forty percent of households with children, women are the main source of income. (Source seven) And with consideration to little money women do make, a few days without pay may do some damage and financially hurt a family. The changes that need to be made in the workplace are not because we need to change to make social environments more welcoming to women and that “we need to make them less male”, the are necessary to make these environments places in which the rights of all citizens aren’t …show more content…
The International Labor Organization, an agency of the United Nations, adopted reforms to promote equal pay for equal work and to ensure equal opportunity and treatment in employment. It is currently ratified by one hundred sixty-six countries, but not the United States. Additionally the United States is one of only eight countries, including Iran, Sudan and Somalia, that have refused to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.(Source three) Over the past two centuries many changes have been made so that the document fully encompasses the true moral and ethical values of the United States, many of them to extend the rights of women. The United States has always presented this image of a nation that cares for its people and values the rights of all of its citizens and if this impression is true, then why has the United States not taken further steps towards providing the best quality of life it can for its female

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