Final Project.docx - Women in The Workplace Final Project Ashley Mattos Southern New Hampshire University M a tt o s | 2 After years of women fighting

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Women in The Workplace Final Project Ashley Mattos Southern New Hampshire University 8/18/19
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M a tt o s | 2 After years of women fighting for equal rights, the times changed and women were allowed and encouraged to enter the workforce, so women’s problems are over now, right? Wrong. The days where women were not allowed to hold property and always had to ask a male for permission to do things may be over, but the ground between the sexes is not equal. It is not uncommon for a woman in the workplace to be sexually harassed, verbally harassed, receive unequal pay, and it is not easy to become a woman of power, especially in a field that is predominately male. Women in movies are often depicted as damsels in distress, in need of saving or assistance, like they cannot solve problems on their own; and unfortunately, this view can be shared among the national culture. There is this preconceived notion held by many that women are not intelligent, that they are not strong and that they cannot handle the stress of a heavy workload, especially when it comes to thoughts of a woman taking a job in power. Women face huge barriers to enter fields that are typically held by men, especially those of power, and when they are able to obtain such a position it is usually for less pay and equal or greater responsibilities; women have to work twice as hard as many men to get even the slightest bit of recognition. This issue is not just in our home country, but world-wide. Women across the globe are looking to make a change to the unfounded beliefs about their strengths, intelligence, and so much more, but also to level out the playing field and remove the inequalities that they are still currently suffering from. The four lenses of diversity include social science, natural science, history, and humanities. When it comes it the empowerment of women in the workplace, or anywhere really, the two are directly related; as race, ethnicity, gender and age are common discriminatory issues that both men and women face all the time. In the past, most advertisements for our country included images of white men and women, men would be seen as strong and masculine, where
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M a tt o s | 3 women were depicted as mothers. But women are not only mothers, as men should not always be seen as strong, men can be fathers too; as such, today, there are more advertisements that show men in the role of caring fathers, because men can be caring fathers, and also those that depict women as strong. Now brands such as Nike, Always, Dove and a few more are showing women in empowering lights, that broadcast a woman’s strength to showcase to growing girls they can be whatever they want to be; things like this can help change the views of the world, one person at a time. The media can frame how we perceive the roles of men and women, growing children are learning from T.V. and cultural dynamics to see how and where they fit in as well as how others do too; boys need to see that they can be masculine, but also supportive and caring; where
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