Women 's Lack Of Advancement Essay

1255 Words May 8th, 2016 6 Pages
“We must carry forward the work of the women who came before us and ensure our daughters have no limits on their dreams, no obstacles to their achievements and no remaining ceilings to shatter”(Barrack. Obama, 2011). Currently women in medicine are still disadvantaged by sexual discrimination that leads to a lack of professional advancement, due to the combat of a glass ceiling and not simply just a lag. Glass ceiling is metaphorical term that “refers to women’s lack of advancement into leadership positions despite no visible barriers” (Carnes, Morrissey & Geller, 2008). Even though considerable improvements have been made, sexual discrimination, harassment and gender inequality are still prevalent in the 21st century. This is evident in the increase in the percentage of employment rates, gender pay gap and the number of women in leadership roles. However women are still striving to break the glass ceiling in the male dominated medical profession. Sexual discrimination, gender pay gap, and struggles associated with work/life balance, are detrimental factors that lead to the under-representation of women in leadership positions, with the medical discipline.
Despite legally recognising acts of discrimination against women since the 1970’s, sexual discrimination and gender inequality still remain present issues within Australia. South Australia was the first state to implement anti gender discrimination laws in Australia with the introduction of the 1975 sex discrimination…

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