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Chapter 10, Shawna & Amy

  1. 1. Chapter 10Gender Inequalities in the US<br />Writing By: Shawna Winstead & <br />Amy Camberos<br />
  2. 2. Fighting Back: The Rise of Feminism<br />Earlier in history, the second-class status of U.S. women was taken for granted. Husband and wife’s were one which meaning him.<br />At the time women were not allowed to:<br />Vote. Buy property in their name<br />Serve in Jury Duty, Make legal contracts <br />A central lesson of conflict theory:<br />The power yields privilege, like a magnet, <br />Power draws society’s best resources to the elite.<br />Men used their privileges to use social institutes to<br />maintain their position.<br />Women basic rights were granted after a prolonged and<br /> bitter struggle. <br />
  3. 3. Feminism<br />
  4. 4. Feminist<br />Back in the late 1800’s<br />
  5. 5. Feminist<br />1917 and still women were fighting for their rights<br />
  6. 6. Feminist<br />Feminist were known as suffragists against such views<br />Here is a picture of one of the women that were arrested for protesting in front of the White House. These women were in peace protesting for their rights. In exchange many women were beaten and arrested, in order to stop the protest.<br />
  7. 7. The First Wave<br />Women’s movement had a radical branch that wanted to reform all the institutions of society and a conservative branch who’s main concern was to win the vote for women, and it won in 1920.<br />
  8. 8. Second Wave<br />At this point women were taught to work temporary while completing school and getting married.<br />Feminist instead looked at school as a way to pursue their careers, and started protesting against gender inequalities. <br />
  9. 9. Third wave<br />Three aspects have become realized, this is the wave that we are in today<br />A greater focus on women in the Least in Industrialized Nations.<br />Criticism of the values in the work place and society<br />Removal of impediments to women’s love and sexual pleasure<br />
  10. 10. Cold Hearted Surgeon and Their Female Victims<br />A Sociologist name Sue Fisher, who observed at a hospital was shocked to hear, a male doctor recommends a total hysterectomy, when a patient showed no signs of cancer, then explained to his patient that the uterus and ovaries are “potential disease producing,” and have no use for them after bearing children. ¾ of these surgeries or unnecessary. Reality is that doctors make more money when doing hysterectomies. <br />
  11. 11. Gender Inequality in Health Care<br />Male Doctors tend to discriminate women even when seeking medical help<br />A researcher at Cedars Sinai Medical Hospital in Los Angeles, California checked their medical records and found that out of 2,300 patients with coronary bypass surgery 4.6 percent of women died as a result of surgery compared to 2.6 percent of men.<br />Excuses used were that women’s surgeries were more complicated than men's, but reality is that doctors take women's complaints of chest pains one tenth lighter than when men complain of chest pain.<br />Doctors are faster at giving men exercise stress test, radioactive test, and surgery, more than women. Doctorswait until it is to late to send women to get surgery and then they die in the process. <br />
  12. 12. Gender Inequality in Health Care<br />Now more women are becoming physicians, and doctors, which are more sensitive to women’s health problems, will be more concerned on women’s wellness and will send women patients to get pap smears and mammograms done accordingly and in timely manner for example. <br />
  13. 13. Gender Inequality in Education<br />Up until 1832 women where not even aloud to attend college. When they where finally admitted the were treated as house keepers, doing chores for the men. This went on until the 1900’s. Now women make up 57% of the graduates at the bachelors degrees and 61% of the masters. However, there is still a gender gap the kinds of degrees are still gender based. Men going into fields such as construction and women into fields like library science.<br />
  14. 14. Gender Inequality in the workplace<br />The pay gap is one of the most notable inequalities. Women make on average 72% less then men. This can equal $650,000 total by the end of the career.<br />
  15. 15. Gender Inequality in the workplace<br />There a few factors in this pay gap, the most prevailing factor is the job choices and degrees that each gender chooses. While men are generally in business and engineering, which are higher paying positions. Compared to the more feminine jobs of teaching and nursing. This accounts for about half of the difference in pay. The rest is from gender discrimination and “child penalty” assuming women missing work to care for their family.<br />
  16. 16. Out of the top 500 corporations in the U.S. only 12 are headed by women.<br />
  17. 17. The Cracking glass ceiling<br />One hold back is that men see women as a support group placing them in positions that prevent them from climbing the corporate ladder.<br />Another is the lack of a mentors, people to guide and teach the next generation.<br />The ceiling is breaking though, women who have been in their careers for decades are now reaching the top, these women are highly motivated and have learned how to play by the man’s rules. <br />