Name : Mohamad Azhar
ENGL 101 : Section 5
27th March 2012
Gender inequality is known as a distinction between individual due to gender.
Inequalities between genders are still a major issue faced by many people across the
nation and eventually became a question that echoes in the mind of each individual.
Though the authorities had taken many actions, yet this problem has not been solved.
Some of the significant problems that arise among genders are, wage gap between
male and female, women are given less job opportunity compared to men and women
are prevented from having any sort of education. If all hands were to join forces, this
misery will reduce in a significant amount.
The main issue of gender inequality at workplace were said to be, women
earn less than their male counterparts. "Women are almost two third of the workforce
earning minimum wage" (TARA W.
MERRIGAN). After years of research, the
statistics shows that every 77 cents earned by a woman are 1 dollar earned by a man.
The 'Glass Ceiling ' effect is also one of the critical reasons for the wage gap between
male and female. The glass ceiling is an imaginary barrier that prevents women from
climbing up the cooperate ladder. "Heidi Hartmann, founder and president of the
Institute for Women's Policy Research in Washington D.C., said that the progress
women have achieved in the work force has come to a standstill since the late 1990s"
(TARA W. MERRIGAN). Supposedly, neither men nor women have to be equally
paid for performing a particular job. Men are not suppose to be paid more than
women if they are enrolled to same working hours, to complete similar chore, and
required to achieve the objective for the day. It's a kind of...