Sexism In The Workplace Essay

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Sexism is prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination against women, on the basis of sex. For hundreds of thousands of years, men have thought to be superior. From being the head of the household, to earning more in the workplace, women have always been suppressed. Even in present day, women are still looked down on, and treated as if they are less than equal to men. Sexism occurs all over the world in many different forms. Often times women are seen as weak and only useful for cleaning and taking care of children. Not only is it very common in the workplace, it is also in our schools, the media, and even in our own homes. As a matter of fact, sexism occurs so frequently that many people don’t realize that it is a form of discrimination. Young …show more content…
But it has become more open in the workplace. Usually women are either being paid less than their male co-workers, or they are being harassed usually, sexually. In most cases women will experience sexually harassment in the workplace and be told that they are just playing the victim. There have been countless times where a company will not act on a situation unless the woman threatens them about taking legal action. Donald Trump says that if his daughter is ever sexually harassed in the workplace, “She should move to a different company or consider a different career.” How horrific is that? A woman should not have to do anything other than work at her job. Also, CEO Kevin Roberts, says that he does not spend any time considering gender issues in his company. When sexual harassment is not an issue, promotion and pay is, for every 78 cents a woman makes, a man makes a dollar. 54% of men believe that men are superior to …show more content…
Women are illustrated all over the media. More often than not, they are portrayed to be helpless and in need of a man, or if they stand up for themselves, they are seen as masculine and intimidating. This especially comes into play in sports. For example, athletes such as Serena Williams and Simone Biles, are seen as intimidating. In sports the gender gap is huge, there are people who still believe that women shouldn’t be in sports at all, or that they are not as good as the male athletes. Even though discrimination happens everywhere, to everyone, being treated because you’re a woman is ridiculous. Being treated equally is a basic human right. Discrimination comes in all forms and if someone is coming after another because of who she/he is, and what they can’t change there needs to be a change. No one can change the fact that they are a man or a woman, and people need to accept that. As a society we teach young girls to be gentle and sweet, while telling young men that it is only right to be strong and

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