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this reason, most companies uphold processes that sustain male dominance and female oppression, where women earn less salaries compared to men in the same job positions. Male dominance in the workplace is the reason more men hold executive positions in major organizations. Marx contended that such ideologies nurture false consciousness that women are more subjugated than men are (A. Matwijkiw & B. Matwijkiw, 2018). The philosopher argues that through the formation and maintenance of these gender stereotypes, various social structures perpetuate and cultivate gender differences that impede women’s progress, leading to the upsurge and nurturing of both gender oppression and inequality over time. Nonetheless, Marx argues that gender inequalities in the workplace will continue to exist as long as people are brought up with the prevailing stereotypes regarding gender roles.
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THE GENDER DYNAMICS OF WORKPLACES 4 On the other hand, Judith Butler, in her book about gender trouble in the 20th century, challenged most of the existing feminism models concerning their definition of the female gender at the time. She argued that humans are divided into two binary categories in which equality should be practiced freely. The author also claimed that gender should be seen as a changing human attribute and not a fixed one. According to Butler (1990), women have been lumped together in a group with common interests and characteristics, thus limiting their ability to choose unique identities. In so doing, they are viewed to be less critical compared to men.
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