Essay on Women 's Rights During The Workplace

1611 Words Apr 8th, 2016 7 Pages
If you search “Women’s rights in the workplace” on the Internet you are likely to find articles that have something to do with women’s rights in the past and how women stood up to discrimination in the workplace in the past. The majority of people in our society, who hear about those events, assume that those things are fixed and that women have equal rights, but that is far from reality. We need to let go of the past and focus on the problem that is set before us in the present times, women do not receive equal treatment in the workplace.
Women get discriminated against in many different kinds of ways. Women get discriminated against because of their appearances and race.
Women do not receive equal pay for equal work
Companies do not pay the same rate for women as men in the same jobs
Pay rates
Promotions
Sexual harassment
Being white, black, in or out of shape should not affect a woman’s ability to be employed, but according to Noah Berlatsky’s article “Do Women Experience Discrimination at Work?”, women get discriminated against because of their appearances and race. Appearance
Blackwell 2 does not just affect a woman’s ability to receive employment, it also affects her pay rate (Berlatsky). Women who are obese or ‘‘not skinny enough’’, are paid less than women who are “skinny’’ (Berlatsky). The reasons behind not employing a woman because of her appearance or race may be simple, people do not want an “obese” woman or a black woman, representing their…

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