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  • Sexism is defined as basically the general oppression of the female gender – affecting all aspects of their lives.Sexism pertains solely to the oppression of women, and patriarchy justifies male dominance over women by promoting male supremacy
  • There are numerous examples of sexism and gender stereotyping against women in the office and workplace. Lower pay, less advantages to rise to a higher positionGLASS CEILING – less opportunities for women to rise above due to time in the officeMen – innappropriate conduct, sexual harassment (unreported oftentimes due to women’s low status… bottom of the feeding chain)Judged based on appearance: SHOW CLIP – presidential races and wardrobe – if wear suits, manly, if wear less modest apparel, considered a slut
  • Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1983185,00.html#ixzz1JAiOFEXP
  • http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1983185,00.html
  • http://www.womensmedia.com/new/Lips-Hilary-gender-wage-gap.shtmlhttp://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/02/08/glass-ceiling-remains-unshatterable-by-all-but-a-few/
  • http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-glass-ceiling.htm

Sexism 101 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Gender Roles…? 0 Definition of gender roles 0 Gender roles with relation to jobs – how does gender stereotyping affect the jobs either sex can obtain?
  • 2. Game Reveal
  • 3. http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=QS2UsjBufqE
  • 4. Role in the Workplace 0 Stereotyping the office is multifaceted. • Pay differences • Glass Ceiling • Image
  • 5. Last year's tax returns may already be signed, sealed and delivered, but April 20, 2010 is the day the average American woman will finally finish earning her 2009 salary — at least, the one she would have received if she were a man. -TIME Magazine
  • 6. Pay Differences Statistics show that women receive a lower pay for the same job description, when compared to men. 0 Excuses: • Work less hours • Not the same level of education • Have to take care of children • Different jobs
  • 7. Pay Differences 0 Average woman makes 78 cents to every dollar earned by a male. 0 Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours but earn only one-tenth of the world’s income 0 Hours worked per week versus percentage of male coworkers pay: • 41 to 44 hours per week - 84.6% • >60 hours per week - 78.3%
  • 8. Glass Ceiling 0 Limit placed on the ascension of women “up the corporate ladder” 0 Prevents women from achieving high status job positions
  • 9. While women make up 50% of the work force, only… 0 12 Fortune 500 companies have women CEOs 0 25 Fortune 1000 companies have womenCEOs 0 In 2009, 15.7% of corporate officers in Fortune 500 companies were women! • Down from 16.4% in 2006
  • 10. Women’s Image in the Workplace – A balancing Act 0 Types of dress • Avoiding the focus on wardrobe – is this realistic? 0 Personality 0 Having a family • Motherhood – possible interference?
  • 11. 0 VIDEO OF “SEXISM SELLS – BUT WE’RE NOT BUYING IT”
  • 12. Previous solutions… Have they worked?