Gender Equality And Gender Inequality Essay

1442 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Feminism is a movement promoting the equality of men and women in all spheres of society. The first major wave of feminism took place in the nineteenth and early twentieth century and is still occurring today. Some argue that gender equality has been achieved at the beginning of the twenty-first century and women are no longer disadvantaged when compared to men. This is argued because women now occupy powerful positions in politics and have equal opportunity to vote, own property, with jobs, and more. The object of this paper is to understand how gender equality has not been accomplished by studying specific inequalities between men and women in the areas of workplace and in the home in order to better understand why feminism is still needed today.

Gender Inequality in the Workplace Gender inequality in the workplace has improved greatly since the1960s when women finally began to enter the workforce in greater numbers however, it has not yet been achieved. Today, there is still a gender pay gap and gender and power issues in the workplace. This section will analyze these issues by discussing gender stratification, stereotyping, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment. Gender pay gap is defined by the European Commission as the average difference between men’s and women’s aggregate hourly earnings. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women make up almost half of the workforce and they are equal and in addition, four out of ten women are the…

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