Woman Bosses part two

by jander18 on October 29, 2016 - 2:58pm

In the Article “New study confirms every female boss' fear that she just can't win” By Rebecca Ruizhttp www.mashable.com/2015/07/10/female-bosses/#iWrQxPQoukqL . This article helps explain why woman have issues with being the boss.  There was a study in this article by “ Personality and Social  Psychology Bulletin” that stated this “ happens more than we might like to admit and shows exactly how narrow a tightrope a woman must walk in order to gain the trust and respect her male employees.” This describes my argument about unfairness for women bosses. One issue woman face in the work field is they tend to get lower salaries than men. In fact in the article there was a cyber-stimulated study done, about negotiating salary and bonuses. This study’s results proved “When negotiating a salary offer of 28, 500, men interacting with a female manager provided significantly higher counter-offers. The mean offer given to men to male managers was 42,870, compared to 49, 400 for female manager.” This is such a discrimination and should not be allowed we should be equals. Women have worked just as hard or harder to get to the top, and then have to deal with stuff like this.  Does this all come down to stereotypical sexism? Or is there meaning behind this.  I believe this dates back to history and according to the definition of Occupational sexism states “when women’s place was in the home, while the males were in the workforce. This division consequently formed expectances for both men and women in society and occupations. These expectances in turn gave rise to gender stereotypes that play a role in the formation of sexism in the work place, i.e., occupational sexism. According to a reference there are three common patterns associated with social role theory that might help explain the relationship between the theory and occupational sexism. The three patterns are as follows: Women tend to take on more domestic tasks; Women and men often have different occupational roles; and in occupations, women often have lower status.  Other ways woman are discriminated in the workplace are  Wage discrimination,   Systematic sex-based hiring and promotional practices (when employers do not hire or promote a person who is "otherwise apparently qualified for a job" solely on the grounds that they are a woman or man Sexual harassment The belief that certain occupational fields or types of jobs, particularly those that are degrading and/or low-paying, are "women's work" or those that are dangerous and/or hazardous are "men's work" I feel like this is such an unfair topic that will never be resolved, because there will always be a competition on who does it better and it shouldn’t come down to gender.

 

 

 

Ruiz, Rebecca. "New Study Confirms Every Female Boss' Fear That She Just Can't Win." Mashable. N.p., 10 July 2015. Web. 29 Oct. 2016.

Comments

This is a great topic to write about and I agree sexism has been around since the beginning of time. It's unfortunate that women continue to still face the issue of pay differences between male co-workers. We are in a day and age where "equality" varies amongst race, gender, and creed even though we accept a lot of changes.. Something I suggest you may want to bring up if revision of your piece is of esscense, would be the addition of if a transgender person would face the same issue (male to female)?

I very much agree that women are treated differently in the workplace and I think many other people would agree as well. Your post is very insightful and I enjoyed reading it (I also read the first part of your post, “She’s the Boss”). It’s important to consider that women are held to a different standard and are expected to behave a certain way. To understand why this has happened, it’s important to know the difference between sex and gender. Sex is a person’s biological status, so basically what you were assigned at birth. Gender, however, is a social construct that has been created by humans that tells people how to act based on their sex. So, people who don’t follow the rules that society has placed on them, basically, are penalized. As you mentioned in your post, women were expected to stay at home while the men worked and supported the family financially. Some people still believe that it should be this way and because of this, women have a harder time becoming the boss. Men are expected to be bossy, strict and intimidating so that people can respect them, but as soon as a woman shows these same characteristics, she is seen as a bitch and is not repsected. So, there definitely is a double standard here. Another thing that may interest you is the term “the glass ceiling”, which explains that woman have a hard time climbing up the corporate ladder for a variety of reasons. Again, men are rewarded for going to work instead of spending time with their children, whereas women are scorned for having a career when they have children. I do agree that this topic is very unfair, but I don’t agree with that fact that it can never be resolved. It may take more time than we’d like, but it is possible.
If this interests you, you might want to take a look at these links:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232363.php (difference between sex and gender)
http://www.feminist.org/research/business/ewb_glass.html (the glass ceiling)

I really enjoyed your summary of the article, it is very eye opening. It opens up many negative areas that woman deal with in the work force. I also feel that woman are looked at many times in a negative way by other woman if they have children that are at a sitter or in day care. This could be an area to maybe add to your summary. It was a great summary.

As a woman, I am very happy to hear more news coverage on the inequalities we inevitably face in the work force. You summarized the article quite well and offered a lot of great facts to back up the argument that these inequalities must come to an end!
What i would have liked more would be an expansion on the facts you present with your own opinions and analysis of these well-known statistics!
All-in-all, great post! And thank you for touching on this subject

This is just one of many that society deals with today. And it all comes down with point of view. You did a great job summing up the article. I was able to get a full understanding of what the article was about.

This is just one of many that society deals with today. And it all comes down with point of view. You did a great job summing up the article. I was able to get a full understanding of what the article was about.

This is just one of many that society deals with today. And it all comes down with point of view. You did a great job summing up the article. I was able to get a full understanding of what the article was about.

This is just one of many that society deals with today. And it all comes down with point of view. You did a great job summing up the article. I was able to get a full understanding of what the article was about.

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