Gender play in the workforce.

Women have proved their marks on society, these days it is obvious there are more women in the work force doing the very same jobs men do. This may be due to the fact the two incomes are needed to support a family these days, women have the drive for self-success and it might just be because they feel it is their right to. Unfortunately, while women have shown that they are equally intelligent, skilled and driven the work force is still a ‘male dominate’ scene. A recent survey was done in Australia where both male and females preferred working for men. Now, a question must be raised for why this is so? Why is it that gender plays a factor in how we judge others? If someone is capable and excels at their job, how does the factor of their gender come into play? Women in Australia still generally receive lower pay the men in most corporate jobs, which can only be described at a bedazzling fact. Australia still has no paid maternity leave [however this may change with the new deputy prime minister] which some what dampens the need to increase the lowering birth rate in the country. It also makes it extremely difficult for women to fulfill their other ‘duty’ which is often also expected of them, motherhood.

While women have come so far in society, it seems like they always fall short. There is always a higher expectation in women and when it comes down to it women are judged much harsher than men. The question is why? Why is it when we see a successful, capable and driven FEMALE worker working long hours we question; doesn’t she have kids to take care of? ‘History’ has recently been written in Australian politics, where more women are being appointed to high powered positioned. It seems that there is a substantially high coverage of the fact that they are women, their capabilities and credentials are rarely mentioned. Why is gender such a factor? Why as a society we make such a big deal of women in high powers and then under value them in the everyday work force? The question simply put is why? Why is there a division?

Now I do not question where you the reader do judge women. I question why society places a gender embargo on how we see women and how they are portrayed. While the individual may see equality in the genders, double standards still exists.

Gender play in the workforce.


Sydney, Australia

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It seems in this day and age the fight for gender equality has been lost by women.

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