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Women; Taking on life and work

In an article by Simon Goodley(2014), He mentions that ,” Female bosses are still earning only three-quarters as much as their male colleagues, meaning they would have to work until they were nearly 80 to catch up with men’s lifetime earnings, according to new figures”. Supervisors often disregard women as potentially earning a promotion due to preconceived notions of their roles and abilities ,based on the article by Gluck and Media. Women are assumed to be  vulnerable compared to men , therefore, giving the stereotypical analysis of not being able to handle a leadership role. However, there are many women leaders that have influenced lives ,for example; Oprah Winfrey , Aretha Franklin and Hilary Clinton. These women are empowering and hard-working. Since people are so used to the ideology of having women not speak up , they believe all women are not confident which is a false accusation. Also, Goodley (2014) ,refers to the drop-off as the reason for disregarding female promotions , It is assumed that eventually women will be so busy with their marital and parental status , they would be overwhelmed with their job. Why is it necessary for the women to be the home-maker? There are men who choose to take a leave of absence and stay with their kids . Also, there are other solutions for example ; day care and in-home office. Women who are passionate about their jobs are willing to make it work ; they can be a great candidate and a great mother.

Link to Simon Goodley Article : http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/19/gender-pay-gap-women-bosses-earn-35-percent-less-than-men

Link to Samantha Gluck and Demand Media : http://smallbusiness.chron.com/effects-gender-discrimination-workplace-2860.html


According to the Gender Wage Gap (2013), 

The new Statistics Canada research paper, entitled The Evolution of Canadian Wages over the Last Three Decades, includes a chapter on changes in the male-female wage gap between 1981 and 2011. The authors report that women’s median hourly wages, which grew more than those of men during the last three decades, were 87% of those of men in 2011, compared to just 77% in 1981. The chapter also analyzes some of the reasons behind the relative gains in women’s wages.  For example, women are staying in their jobs longer. In 2011, women’s average time in a job with the same employer was the same as that of men, compared to 1981 when women’s average level of job tenure was only 74% of that of men.

Moreover , Referring to an article by Lahle Wolfe,women are constantly judged based on their physical appearance. The job position they are offered or assumed to have is based on their looks. For example; a very beautiful women is more likely to receive a job in sales because of physical appearance to manipulate customers in order to increase sales. Women’s intellectual skills are disregarded at first glance due to their gender , therefore, women have to strive and work much harder than males to prove their potential for a promotion.


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