Are Women Overlooked in the Workforce?

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Are Women Overlooked in the Workforce?

Rylee Bleakley, Opinion Writer

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With the current progress being made in society to ensure that women are treated as equals to men, one would think that these advancements would transfer over into the workforce. However, it is still extremely evident that at work, woman are not looked at as serious workers and competitors. Whether it be paychecks, promotions, or just getting the job, men will always be in the lead.

 

It is no secret that females faced inequality in the past. The fact that apparently isn’t as clear-as-day to some people is the fact that females are still faced with inequality today. According to the Harvard Business Review, “Women are underrepresented in the C-Suite, receive lower salaries, and are less likely to receive a critical first promotion to manager than men.” Many studies have also shown that women do not behave differently than men at work. So why are they treated differently? The answer is many people still think of females as subordinate to men. In their eyes, we are less than them and will never be better. The truth is far from that.

 

In order to get to where we are today, we had to do it ourselves. The historic women you hear about in history class are historic all because they are women. You don’t hear the words “First man elected to Congress” or “first man to run a marathon”. Instead, we hear the words “first woman elected to Congress” and “first woman to run a marathon”. These events are not that significant. The only reason it is significant is because it is done by women. While the things done in the past by women should not be given the label as “historic”, they were given it. And that is why it is so hard for women to get far in their job. They have to prove themselves like past women had to, whereas men don’t have to. Men get ahead solely because they are men.

The lack of equal treatment in the workforce is clearly a problem. It has come to the point where women can’t solve the inequality on their own. It is going to take everyone, and it needs to happen sooner rather than later.

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One Response to “Are Women Overlooked in the Workforce?”

  1. a person who agrees on March 11th, 2019 9:31 am

    Yes thats true. Females and males show not much difference when it comes to working, it is a foolish thing to make men “superior”, in the work force. Both should be equal.

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