Gender Inequality And Gender Pay Gap Essay

1745 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 null Page
Women have more rights now than they did in the late 1800s but they still don’t have nearly the same rights as men do. According to the white house website on issues, women on average make 78 cents for every dollar men make. During President Obama’s terms as president there has been a significant amount of progress to bridge the gender pay gap. He signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which enabled victims that have been discriminated of pay to seek compensation where previously they have not been able to. He also pledged to track down acts against equal pay laws, and in doing so established the National Equal Pay Task Force. In 2014, he also signed an Executive Order to prevent workplace discrimination. The gender pay gap has been reported as a fabricated feminist belief that does not account for factors other than wage discrimination. According to this theory, women make less money because of the choices they make such as lower education, lower-paying occupations, and emphasizing the responsibilities of being a mother. The gender pay gap affects women indifferent of their background and education. Women already earn less than men even though women are becoming more educated than men. The percentage of women with a high school and bachelors degree has increased more over time, and have surpassed men. Despite having more education, women still continue to make less than men due to gender discrimination. Being a feminist has opened up a whole different view on…

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