Women and men in the corporate world
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider
society. This law may exist, but some companies find loopholes, so they don’t have to abide by it.
Men are paid more than women and that just isn’t right.
I wanted to see how many people knew about this problem by creating an anonymous survey. 46
people responded and what I discovered was fascinating.
First, a large portion of the respondents didn’t even know there was a gender gap in pay. When
asked about the differences in pay, 17% answered incorrectly. In most instances, men are paid over
8% more than women.
There are many factors that contribute to this issue of men being paid more. In that same survey
40% thought it came from olden days while 7% believed that women simply don’t ask for more
money. Finally, 53% attributed the problem to culture – the idea that men are believed to be more
valuable than women.
The idea of gender norms was also a hot topic. In our society, men aren’t normally seen wearing
skirts (kilts don’t count) it is like a moral dress code. In the same survey as earlier, we addressees this
issue 47% though that it was a gender stereotype 30% think that is isn’t socially acceptable and 7%
believe that it is accepted already.
These are only a few of the issues in gender equality, there are more but these are the ones I
focused on as I was interested in these topics and wanted to see what the people knew.
Thank you for reading my article have a good day.