According to Vera Nazarian, “A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given.” For centuries, gender discrimination and inequality issues concerning employment and wages, has been a serious problem that still is in the midst of being solved. Women excel in all fields and play a vital role in economic development of the country, and their contribution is nothing short of their male counterparts. However, there are still several issues and problems that women face today. Sometimes, they are not treated equally in their workplace and are considered as inferior to their male co-workers. Gender discrimination and inequality
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Today women are a lot more independent and are more active in the work force, and should receive equal employment opportunities as any man. Women are more than capable of preforming just as well, or better than any man does. Beeghley’s (1997) statistics reveal that, “During the past century, 1890–1990, a stable 75–80 percent of all men have worked for pay. By contrast, whereas only 17 percent of all women were employed in 1890, 59 percent had jobs in 1996.” These statistics prove that women have been given the opportunity to be active employers in the work force, but when it comes to certain occupations or levels of occupation in a market place, women are still falling behind men because of their gender.
A concern that some people may have is that if women are working same occupations as men and receiving same wages, it will take away a man’s roll of being the dominate gender and a powerful provider and makes them look weak. Women having equal employment opportunities and receiving equal pay will benefit the economy and will take less pressure off of a man’s stereotypical role in society. Gender equality will create powerful team and more successful market or company if both genders are treated as equal. Both women and men bring many different ideas to the table based on how differently our minds work and how we comprehend things. In a recently new brain connectivity study, Penn Medicine (2013) reveals that, “On average, men are more