Monday, May 18, 2009

Military Sexcism

A victim of military rape hides beneath the
trauma she faced. Looks pretty ok
but feels broken.

Why should military women have to fear going to the bathroom and being raped? Whats so disturbing is the military's treatment of women after the rape or assault has been reported, the victims are often given poor medical treatment and no counseling to deal with the trauma. It's so sad how men just treat these women as they dont really matter. Women need to be comforted after these horrible experiences but no one cares to how they are treated in the miltiary. Women shouldn't have to be worried about being protected from the men. Rather they both should be equal and protect eachother when fighting for this country. In fact, both men and women are raped in the military. But to focus on women more, because many men do it because they feel the military is not a women's place indeed. Women faught to have to participate in the military. Men should be happy to have help. So women shouldn't be in fear of the unfair treatment and harsh consequences of being in the military.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

SeX Change: CaN it AffeCt YOuR PaychEck??

As akward as it may seem, it is true, sex change can affect your paycheck. Turns out that people who go through a sex change or even cross-dressing occasionally, would suffer a wage cut more so because of the so-called ''social stigmatization'' (social disapproval of personal characteristics).

In this article, "Before That Sex Change, Think About Your Next Paycheck" by New York Times writer
Catherine Rampell we hear about transgender issue currently taking place at many jobs today. Based on a N.Y Times article may 14 2009, it was stated this : ''It depends on the direction of the change: the study found that earnings for male-to-female transgender workers FELL by nearly one-third after their gender transitions, but earnings for female-to-male transgender workers INCREASED slightly". See, still a sexist attitude toward women in the workforce within sex changes, this time. It doesnt matter whether a male transforms to a female, or a female to male , the point is men will still get the better pay then women. Why is that so?

Hear this theory of Kristen Schilt ''male-to-female workers tend to be penalized, and female-to-male workers modestly rewarded because of anti-woman, rather than just anti-transgender, discrimination ". Even when a female changes to a man he still will get good pay. But for a man to a women it still wouldn't be fair, it would be wrong. Women still wouldn't get a fair pay because of this issue. Why is that? Well gender discrimination in the work force is the basic reason. I think women get treated differently because men more so think they can do a better job then women. In the begining men were supposed to make the money and the women sit back. But now women want to be independent and make their own money showing that they can do just as good as the men. Women dont get recognized for the hard work they do because men feel they have more power. Many men in the force are blind to see her pay check should be just as equal as his because she is doing just as equal work.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Anti Mommy Bias

In this article " The Anti Mommy Bias" by Nancy Folber, its says "Employers often define ideal managers as individuals who are not only smart, reliable and committed, but also willing to drop everything else in their life to get the job done." What this is saying is you have to be willing to take on a role that you will be fully committed to getting the job done, so you should be able to stop doing something that you were doing before and be able to work. You shouldn't have other things in the way that will prevent you from doing your job.

This can be related to women having unfair penalties because they care for others. Women who have children, have responsibilities of taking care of them and other things around the house. So their basicaly saying these kind of women are more likely to be less committed to their jobs because they would be to busy taking care of their children. Both female and male students rated mothers lower on competence and commitment, recommended lower salaries for them, and judged them less worthy of promotion than childless women. Why should that be the case? Is that fair for women? I think that eventhough employer's see maternal responsibility bound women working just as hard and long as anybody else they tend to stereotype them.
Both female and male students rated mothers lower on competence and commitment, recommended lower salaries for them, and judged them less worthy of promotion than childless women. No women should get the fair amount based on what they are capable of doing at their job not based on their home responsibilties! Many women are capable of bearing children and still getting the job done.

Check this article I found _ Don't you think we would be better off if we used this policy Let me know !!