Gender Discrimination In The Workplace Essay

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Over the decades the workplace has evolved in terms of more jobs and more women working, however work is gendered because of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, and social constructs. The gendered workplace describes how gender differences between woman and man, structures a woman and man’s social institution.
The “traditional family” ideology tells women to do care work and men are the breadwinners. How the gendered workplace relates to the gendered family, is evidenced by the social constructs society created. For instance, the ideology that men are the breadwinners and women cannot work outside of the home. History has shown men use to work in the house with their wives, then their work transformed into industrial work. Society created
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For example, firefighting is a masculine job and they get more pay than the certified nursing assistant, which is more of a conventional job for women. Kimmel’s idea is that sex discrimination in the workplace exists not because of the tasks at work, but the gender associated with the work. Sex discrimination explains why there is a wage gap between men and women.
Due to gender norms in our culture, women in high paying positions are judged, criticized and frowned upon if they have to be late for work, to go to a parent teacher conference, or have to leave work early to pick up their child from school because he or she is sick. If jobs were more lenient about work and family balance then women would be eager to fulfill more executive roles at work. The “mommy track” is why women quit jobs, stay in the same entry level position, and some of them won’t leave home for work, they rather only work from
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It is composed of one track which is Title IV, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and the second track which is Title I, Old-Age Assistance, OAA, aid to the indigent elderly, and Title X, Aid to the Blind. AFDC is depicted as a “welfare program”, a social assistant program that aided single mothers. There is one track for welfare for men, for instance Veterans Affairs, and a second for welfare for women and their children for instance AFDC. The discrimination of women on these welfare programs started in 1974, when Title I and Title X is categorized as a social insurance program under the Supplemental Security Income program. Women influenced welfare, but the women that received them are treated worse than women in other countries. Now the welfare definition has changed from positive to

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