Sexism Essay

2292 Words Oct 13th, 2012 10 Pages
Eni Lile
Professor Tonn Chao
December, 15, 2010


Sexism has always been a major issue for women. It seems that today, everyone has to be careful of what they say and do so as to avoid offending someone. While everyone is busy worrying about extinguishing sexism towards women, which in my opinion I think is still an issue that needs to be taken care of. Sexism is just as much of an issue to men as it is to women. Sexism is a particular concern for society when considering its effect in the workplace. Sexism has always been a particular problem in the labor market especially with the formation of capitalism. In the last half of the 20th century this has been
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The pay should be the same for the same jobs, but many companies pay men a higher salary then women for the same job causing sex discrimination. Sex discrimination means that a person gets treated in a less favorable manner because of their sex. Women become pensioners at the age of sixty while men cannot gain the benefits until they are sixty-five. Sex discrimination is not only present within the older generation but is also evident throughout the entire age range. Before legislation was passed in the 1960's most young girls left school after certain number of years to receive a strong social message that their careers where already setup for them as marriage and motherhood. The only jobs they would be getting were tedious low paid jobs such as a position as a secretary and be only looking forward to when they would meet a man have a family and settle down. Women now hold 46% of the labor work force, with young women seeing housework more of a part-time rather than a full time job. This is an enormous social change for the family giving women less dependence on marriages, which are increasingly falling apart day-by-day and a greater command over the increasing area of technology and resources. This also causes what is known as double days for women. They spend their day out in the work world and then have to come home to the household and carry out the everyday chores of a home and also taking care of their kids. Which in my opinion I

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