Gender Inequality And Personal Identity

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Life opportunities can be affected by many factors, they also affect your identity. Who you are and who you can become. Gender Inequality is one of those factors. Gender inequality is the unequal treatment towards individuals because of their sex. This inequality could be at work, school or even in their everyday activities. This is nothing new gender inequality has being transmitted to us humans way back in history where they believed that man ruled, he was the one in power while women had to be the ones cleaning the house and taking care of the children. Our conceptions of gender inequality are formed in our brains at an early age, gender inequality goes beyond just being called girl or boy. This is more than just acting like …show more content…
Your opportunities to grow as a businesswoman, as a woman who provides to her family. Being a woman most of the times means that you will be getting paid less at work, that no matter your skills your years of experience they will only see the fact that you are women. This could lead to you losing your chances of becoming something bigger than just any worker. Sometimes being women means that men will always be one step ahead of you. Me as women, I been suffered from this discrimination where they wouldn’t see my potential because I was a woman, that no matter if I studied and a men did not, they could still get better chances than me because they will seem as strong and a household provider, but for me? I Would be seen just as women, someone that someday will have kids and her job would have to be taking care of them, cleaning the house based on what society thinks. Betty Duke started repeatedly asked her manager for promotion at Walmart, she requested opportunities to learn more about the store and to take more challenging assignments, she continued to be denied for promotion, but she would watch her male associates being promoted. Betty had more than twenty years experience in retail and was eager to advance her career beyond the job of cashier. (Anthony Giddens, 2013). This is an example of how women are less appreciated than men when it comes to jobs, they think they will be more efficient no matter if you are more educated or have …show more content…
Did you know that the products we use for our skin care, to take a bath, deodorant and even the personal stuff such as plan b pills and any other anti-conceptive and even clothes we use in our everyday lives are more expensive than men products? According to Money US News, “shampoo and conditioner marketed to women cost an average of 48 percent more than those marketed to men, while women’s jeans cost 10 percent more than men’s”. We are always paying more money than the man on anything they buy, while men get everything cheaper and sometimes even better than the stuff women buy. I have experience with this, a plan b pill cost over 30 dollars, men sometimes refuse to buy them so we have to take the money from our pockets like me and buy the pill to prevent a pregnancy, this cost all this money while a pack of condoms only cost like $15 dollar, do you think this is fair? Why such an inequality if we both need to protect

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