Men in traditionally female occupations move more

This preview shows page 15 - 17 out of 27 pages.

We have textbook solutions for you!
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Chapter 3 / Exercise 5
Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System
Greene/Heilbrun
Expert Verified
Men in traditionally female occupations move more quickly into higher paying/status positions Pay Gap: Unequal payment of me and women 1960’s women made 0.58 to the dollar men earn. Women actually had a lower minimum wage. Now, women earn 0.736 to the dollar men earn, and this is women working full time. Varies by occupation, age, education and race. Only industry where there are more women than men is in babysitting and nannying The more education a woman has, the smaller the pay gap Young women entering the workforce have less of a pay gap than average o So this means that the pay gap widens over time o Women choose/need to leave workforce for child/elder care o Less likely to accept jobs with unstable and overtime hours o Even if these things are not true about an individual woman, the assumptions about her (she’ll probably have kids and need mat leave, she won’t be available on weekends because of kids) can prevent her success o If women are more likely to earn less, they are more likely to stay home (doesn’t make sense for higher paid individual, the man, to stay at home). Therefore, this is a perpetuating cycle. o Women’s work is seen as less valued/skilled Sexual Harassment Quid pro quo: Something for something. “If you sleep with me, you might just have a good shot at that promotion” Hostile environment harassment: in Canada up to 70% of women are harassed in the workplace and only 15% of men. This may be leering, sexual jokes/innuendo too. Feminism Works for justice for women, critiques patriarchy movement for equality. 3 waves of feminism
We have textbook solutions for you!
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System
The document you are viewing contains questions related to this textbook.
Chapter 3 / Exercise 5
Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System
Greene/Heilbrun
Expert Verified
1. Right to vote, property, education (1600’s, originated in Europe with Democratic revolution) 2. Right to choose (birth control), equal pay, sexual harassment (1960/70s) a. Started because more women entered the workforce with start of access to birth control, rising inflation (one income not adequate for family), shortage of workers (lower birth rates during depression), divorce rates rose (as a single parent it was necessary to work), service economy (women considered acceptable employees- not as useful for agriculture and manual labour) Once women entered the workforce, they faced challenges and discrimination, so second wave was born. 3. Recognition of diversity and mutli-racial feminism a. b/c inequality is not basis of inequality alone b. class, race, ethnicity, etc also important Michael Kimmel: Why gender equality is good for everyone – men included “Priviledge is invisible to those who have it” Man sees human being in mirror White woman sees woman in mirror (gender) Black woman sees black woman in mirror (gender and race) Men are viewed as objective in the gender discussion (people listen more to men when they talk about gender inequality than women- gender inequality in itself) Countries that are most gender equal score highest on a happiness scale Same for companies- higher satisfaction, employee retention and productivity When men share housework and childcare, they, their children and spouses and healthier, happier and more successful. Race and Ethnicity (November 8, 2016)

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture