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Inequality in the workplaces by Fatuma
By Fatuma, Year 9
Women’s rights are human rights so why are we still fighting for our rights? We should have them already. women have a high chance of being harassed, assaulted, being looked down on, and raped in the workforce am not saying that men don’t go through it too but women have higher chances. Not only do we come to work pregnant but somehow we don’t deserve to get the same amount of money for the same amount of work. By doing this you are telling us that women need men to live in this world to become something and that we are not entitled to get the same as the opposite sex, Women make 77% of what men earn for doing the same thing; this can later have a large effect on women’s life by causing the financial disparity.
An example of this is even seen in big media companies. One big media company that has been sued for sexism was Time magazines one of their top journalistic sued them for discrimination on her sex and age. The journalist name was Catherine Mayer she was is known as Time magazines best journalist and has just spoken out about her discrimination and the troubles she went through while working for Time magazines in one of her interviews she cries and couldn’t hold back the tears when they asked about the discrimination she went through she says It undermines you, your sense of who you are, your sense of confidence, of competence – to the extent that you begin to believe all the terrible things you are being told you are.” She later goes on and says she had to ignore the creepy comments, the constant stairs, and unwanted touches. she also says she hasn’t met one women journalist who hasn’t been sexually harassed or discriminated against in the workplace it could either be their colleague, interviewees, or both. Now Catherine is the co-founder of the women’s equality party. Campaigns like this try to bring voices to these issues while the media continues to patronize issues and make them die down.
So we conserve and reproduce but not expected in the workforces we fight for a place will carry life in as and still get; look down on and many of us may hide our tears but these days are over tomorrow’s a new day to stand up so let’s stand up not behind this men’s Excuses but in front of our bright futures.
Factory Feedback was created with, and generously supported by, the Dusseldorp Forum.