The Issue Of Gender Equality Essay

1005 Words Apr 28th, 2016 5 Pages
According to The New Webster 's Dictionary, the term justice means, righteousness; equitableness; lawfulness. When thinking about gender equality, justice may feel like an illusion, especially for women. Although, our current time period seems to be the highpoint for feminism, it doesn 't feel authentic for many. Despite all that feminists have fought for in equal rights over the years, women are still getting raped, trafficked, discriminated against and violated. In the workplace, women are often discriminated against by not getting equal pay as their male co workers, regardless of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which required women and men in the same workplace to have equal pay for equal work, the “gender gap” in pay still exists. A woman who does the exact same work as her male co-workers may earn seventy nine cents for every dollar that her male co workers earn. This “gender gap” in pay refers to the difference between the amounts of money paid to women and men, often for doing the same work, can be a lot more for African American women which is, 64 cents and Latina women which is, 56 cents. An example of this discrimination is how the United States women’s soccer team, who win major championships and are more popular than the men 's soccer team, are paid less than the United States men’s soccer team. A recent study from the the “Equal Employment Opportunity Commission” (EEOC), revealed that the U.S. men 's soccer team received a yearly income ranging between $100,000…

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