Capitalism Promotes Gender Inequality Essay
Women’s oppression, far from being a thing of the past, has deepened as the elite, ruling class offensive has increasingly cemented itself into our social system. As a result, wages are lowering and living standards are dropping on a widespread scale. Women are expected in this day and age to not only attend college and receive- not just one, but several- degrees, become working professionals who out earn or at least are on par with the men, and who finally are expected to raise, foster, nurture and educate the young of our nation.
The fact that women are now able to contribute to the families income has certainly given them improved influence inside of their homes and within the family structure. Women who are working outside of the home and bringing in an economic contribution are able to have a say in purchases and are also given room for wider negotiation in regards to domestic duties and childcare from their significant others. The ability of a woman to support herself financially also gives her independence and the choice to leave a relationship which is not satisfactory to her. Women certainly carry a much heavier burden with the addition of housework and child rearing when working outside of the home. Regardless, the overwhelming majority of women would choose to continue to work even if they were without