Task2 - Gender >> Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace/ My

"Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace/ My"

Women, on average, earn less than men in virtually every single occupation. What are causes and effects of this problem? Give some possible solutions for this problem.

Discrimination against women is a bias based on their gender and not on individual merit. Today, a woman who has the same job title as a man, the same level of seniority and equal responsibilities, but is paid less, is being discriminated against. There are some perennial causes of this issue. Some reasons why women are prejudiced in the workplace and following effects will be examined deeply and this essay will give some possible solutions for this problem.

First of all, the conscious cause of inequality of payment is the social stigma. For a long time, society has had a prejudice to women. Men's responsibilities were always elevated in the past, and people often ignored women's competence. That is a precursor to the gap between males and females today. In 2013, for instance, female full-time workers made only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 22 percent.

In addition, a pregnant woman is the victim of discrimination just because she will leave to give birth. Companies are forced to pay for maternity leave of female workers. Therefore, for economical benefits, some firms attempt to avoid hiring women.
However, it is considered that women are almost half of the workforce and have responsibility to maintain the population. Therefore, if the discrimination continues against women, it may impact seriously on the entire society. Gender imbalance, for example, is an inevitable adverse effect stemming from women not wanting to have babies.

In conclusion, the government has obligation to protect women's rights, however, it is just a temporary solution. Sustainably, to remedy for this issue, people need to recognize the importance and the contributions to society of women. In this case, education will be the answer. If people are taught to respect women when they are a child, automatically, the later generations will make the gap between men and women closer.

Comment from ITP

Another good essay My. Your claims are well supported with statistics. We are looking forward to seeing your official IELTS results.