Gender Inequality: Women Fear for Their Future
by JacobT on October 14, 2016 - 2:34am
Recently there seems to be an increase in women fearing that their gender will have a negative direct effect on the possibilities of getting a career, or that career ever advancing, and a fear that their wages will be lower simply because they are women. There is also a fear that because they are women, they have slim pickings for jobs they can actually pick. This is obviously a huge problem. To be exact, around 42-43% of women believe that their gender would have no effect on their future employment and only 42% believed that their gender would not effect the progression of their chosen career. These numbers come from over 70% of these women saying that they are still very confident in their abilities and in their knowledge. Compared men, these numbers are much lower. 73% of men believing their gender may effect their employment and 72% of men believe it may effect their progression. (these numbers are based off of 20,000 different students from 21 different colleges)
With this idea in their heads, they may have less of a motivation to try and succeed in life, or may not even try in general. But the problem is discrimination is not something that we can just stop. It always has existed and it will always exist in some way. But recent years is still way better than what was to be expected many years ago. I’m not trying to discredit discrimination here (or even try and downplay its existence or seriousness), but I believe its not as significant as it was years ago and these women should not fear their careers on it, because odds are they have many options for them to choose from, and employers would be lucky to have them as employees. Don’t let a few bad apples get your entire life of track. All this being said, I (as a male) cant fully understand the discrimination women may go through in the work force.