4 Women’s Issues That Haven’t Changed Since 1911

6 Aug

MIND THE GAP

1. Men dominate many of the most esteemed professional fields — and get paid more for their work.

“It is a fact that women teachers, doctors, lawyers, architects, and engineers are neither met with the same confidence as their male colleagues, nor receive equal remuneration,”

2. Work stress disproportionately impacts women.

 37 percent of women said they feel stressed at work (whereas 33 percent of men reported workplace stress) and that only 34 percent of women felt that they had enough resources to manage their stress (whereas 38 percent of men felt they had resources available to them).

3. The “freedom” the workplace supposedly offers women sometimes doesn’t feel so free at all.

“How much independence is gained if the narrowness and lack of freedom of the home is exchanged for the narrowness and lack of freedom of the factory, sweat-shop, department store, or office?” Goldman

4. Women are doubling up on work at home and outside of the home.

The “Second Shift” refers to the disproportionate amount of unpaid domestic labor women do in addition to their paid jobs

Read the full article of the Huffington Post by Julie Zeilinger, with links to several resources  here:

4 Women’s Issues That Haven’t Changed Since 1911.

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