How Has Feminism Changed Today? Essay

1324 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 null Page
How has feminism changed today? How is it different than how it was 20 years ago? Equality in the workplace, abortion and sexual harassment, and the gender roles portrayed in the media are just some of the everyday struggles that women have to deal with that men do not. The culture of women being less than men is real, of women being treated more as objects instead of living, breathing, entities, is real. In today 's difficult and sometimes frustrating society, there is a very big need for a system that gives everybody an equal chance. It’s not hard to realize that women are underestimated in the workplace and payed less than men for doing the same work. Perhaps the biggest wall that is stopping the advancement of business women to managerial and executive positions in the workplace is the large male population holding these positions at the top, 8% of executive positions and 37% managerial positions are held by men (facts on file). Women have always made less than men and even after years and years and all this progress of women rights to equality, women still have that gap. To every dollar a male earns a woman earns 78 cents to that. For African American women and Latinas the pay gap is even larger. African American women on average earn only 64 cents and Latinas on average earn only 55 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. Of course there is differences between careers and hours and such. But this day and age most men and women can be in the same…

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