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.